Campbell blows past Radford, Whitfield gets 1,000th point

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 1/18/22

Campbell's Jordan Whitfield reached a career milestone during the team's win over Radford Saturday.

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Campbell blows past Radford, Whitfield gets 1,000th point

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BUIES CREEK — Campbell men's basketball defeated Radford, 70-58, at home Saturday.

Jordan Whitfield led the Camels with 17 points and in the process passed the 1,000 career-point mark.

A senior guard from Raleigh's Millbrook High School, Whitfield knocked down 3 of 6 triples and at the 14:02 mark of the second half became the 29th player in Campbell history to reach the career milestone on a backdoor reverse layup off Joshua Lusane's feed. 

Ricky Clemons added 14 points – 12 in the second half – and Campbell (9-6, 2-2 Big South) closed the game on an 18-1 run, holding Radford without a field goal over the final 4:21 to win its second straight game.

Radford (5-11, 1-3) made 12 of its first 18 shots in the second half and led 57-52 after Rashun Williams connected from 3-point range with 4:22 to play. 

However, the Highlanders missed their final seven shots from the floor and dropped their third straight contest. Josiah Jeffers led Radford with 15 points and Williams added 12 for the Highlanders.

Campbell shot 55% on the day and made 7 of 20 3's. 

Trailing by one at the half, Radford wrapped an 11-0 run around intermission and led 34-29 on Dravon Mangum's corner 3 with 18:24 to play.

The decisive stretch began with Jesus Carralero's wing triple with 3:48 to play, then Whitfield hit a trey in transition with 3:24 remaining to give the Camels the lead for good.  

Clemons finished at the rim with 57 seconds left, then Whitfield and Messiah Thompson made both free throws in the last 31.9 seconds to seal the victory. 

Clemons made 6-of-7 shots and grabbed a game-high seven rebounds, while Lusane dealt a season-high five assists in 16 minutes off the bench. 

Henderson and Thompson finished with nine points each, while Carralero and Austin McCullough added eight apiece. 

The Camels play their next two games on the road, starting Wednesday at Longwood. 

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