Stingy defense keeps Campbell women stay undefeated at home

Posted 1/16/20

Ten different Camels scored and Campbell’s women’s basketball team held Winthrop to just 33% shooting to clinch a 63-47 win over the Eagles and remain undefeated at home this season.

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Stingy defense keeps Campbell women stay undefeated at home

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Ten different Camels scored and Campbell’s women’s basketball team held Winthrop to just 33% shooting to clinch a 63-47 win over the Eagles and remain undefeated at home this season.

The home win pushed Campbell’s record in Gore Arena to 8-0 this season, tying the best start at home for the Camels since the 2011-12 season. With one more home win, the Big South Conference-leading Camels could post the best home start since the 1997-98 season when Campbell started 12-0 at home.

Taya Bolden led all scorers with 11 points, while Hayley Barber, Ashlyn Hampton and Kianna Speight all added 8 for the Camels (11-5, 6-1), who never trailed in the contest.

The Eagles made a push early in the third period by generating an 8-0 spurt to cut the Campbell lead to 18 points, 50-32, with 4:47 remaining in the quarter but Campbell responded by pushing its lead back up to 29 later in the quarter with 38 ticks on the clock, its largest of the game.

Winthrop once again edged back and cut the Campbell lead to 16 points, 63-47, with a lone free throw with 21 seconds remaining as a part of a 7-0 stretch, but could not inch any closer.

Destinee Jamison-Whitfield finished with 9 points followed by Kem Nwabudu with 8 for Winthrop (7-8, 4-2), who became the 10th team this season to shoot under 35%t against the Camels.

Campbell was able to force 16 Winthrop turnovers, which were converted into 17 points to pair with winning the points in the paint battle 32-20.

The Camels combined to shoot 45.1% for the game despite hitting just 29% from 3-point range on the night.

The 6-1 start in Big South play sits just one win shy of coach Ronny Fisher’s first season, when his Camels started league play with a 7-1 ledger.

Campbell hits the road once again this weekend with a trip to Presbyterian (5-10, 1-5) for a 2 p.m. tipoff on Saturday.

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