Pirates Rally To Edge CU Men

From Campbell Media Services

East Carolina closed the game on a 13-2 run to defeat Campbell 69-66 Monday night in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

Isaac Fleming scored 19 points, B.J. Tyson 16 and Kentrell Barkley 14 for the ECU men (5-4), who won their third straight game.

Playing without the Big South’s leading scorer Chris Clemons (22.2), who missed his third game due to injury, Campbell wrapped a 21-4 run around halftime and led 51-34 after Shane Whitfield’s fast break layup with 15:09 to play.

The Pirates whittled the lead to 64-60 before Marcus Burk scored on a backdoor layup to put the Camels in front 66-60 with 2:50 remaining. The Camels missed their final five shots against the American Athletic Conference members.

Burk led Campbell (4-5) with 21 points, while Shane Whitfield had 12 and Cory Gensler 10, plus career highs of 11 rebounds and six steals.

ECU finished the night shooting 51 percent from the floor (24-47), hit 4-of-13 threes (.308) and 17-of-31 (.548) from the line.

Campbell entered the contest ranked eighth in the country in team field goal percentage (.524), but made a season-low 38.8 percent.



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