Camels' spurts, 3s too much for Lady Eagles

Dec. 16, 2013 @ 10:11 PM

Campbell beat the N.C. Central Lady Eagles 56-45 Monday in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.

Rangy Racquel “Rocky” Davis gave the Camels a lot to deal with. She scored a game-high 16 points and snatched nine rebounds.

Campbell’s Roslyn Presley was right behind Davis with 15 points.

In fact, both teams looked about the same on paper when the game was done except for the number of 3-pointers that went down for the Camels.

Campbell was 6 of 18 from behind the arc, and NCCU was 2 of 13 from that distance.

NCCU (4-4) scored the first four baskets once the ball was  tipped. Campbell (6-2) shot its way back into the game, and the teams kept trading buckets before NCCU senior Tiffany Gary tied the game at 28 with a shot just before the buzzer sounded that sent the squads to their locker rooms for halftime.

Campbell started the second half with a 10-2 run. NCCU kept fighting, getting a free throw from Davis to cut the Camels’ lead to 44-43.

But then the Camels took off, again, this time going on a 12-2 run, and the Eagles couldn’t catch up.

The Eagles put up 22 shots in the second half and didn’t make but six of them.

NCCU hosts Western Carolina on Thursday at 2 p.m. Admission to that game is free.

CAMPBELL 56, N.C. CENTRAL 45

CAMPBELL (6-2)

PRESLEY, Roslyn 5-13 5-8 15; MOORE, Jessica 2-8 4-4 10; EDWARDS, RaeChaun

4-11 0-0 9; JAMES, Ashley 4-7 0-0 8; COFFER, Amanda 2-3 0-0 5; GAINES, Kiera

1-5 1-6 4; BROWN, D Janelle 1-3 0-0 3; BEADLE, Heather 1-1 0-0 2; ELLIOTT,

Casey 0-0 0-0 0; LEVERETTE, Summer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 10-18 56.

N.C. CENTRAL (4-4)

DAVIS,Racquel 5-8 6-8 16; CONERLY,Khyra 3-14 2-3 8; FREEMAN,Jessica 3-15 0-1

7; DIXON,Tisha 2-2 3-4 7; JONES,Morgan 2-5 0-0 5; GARY,Tiffany 1-3 0-0 2;

CLEMENT,Tia 0-1 0-0 0; WILLIAMS,Rachel 0-0 0-0 0; CARRINGTON,Shiana 0-0 0-0

0; HYNES,Alexus 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-48 11-16 45.

Campbell |28|28 — 56

N.C. Central |28|17 ­—  45

3-point goals—Campbell 6-18 (MOORE, Jessica 2-7; EDWARDS, RaeChaun 1-3;

BROWN, D Janelle 1-2; GAINES, Kiera 1-4; COFFER, Amanda 1-2), N.C. Central

2-13 (FREEMAN,Jessica 1-7; JONES,Morgan 1-4; CLEMENT,Tia 0-1; CONERLY,Khyra

0-1). Fouled out--Campbell-None, N.C. Central-None. Rebounds--Campbell 39

(GAINES, Kiera 10), N.C. Central 32 (DAVIS,Racquel 9). Assists--Campbell 15

(GAINES, Kiera 5), N.C. Central 12 (FREEMAN,Jessica 3). Total

fouls--Campbell 12, N.C. Central 16. Technical fouls--Campbell-None, N.C.

Central-DAVIS,Racquel.

A-222