BUIES CREEK — Campbell women’s basketball tied a program record for single-game 3-pointers by dropping 15 in cruising to a 93-46 win over the Columbia (S.C.) College on Sunday afternoon at Gore Arena.
For the second time under Ronny Fisher, Campbell closed out the nonconference portion of its schedule with an 8-3 record, the previous time was 2016-17. Last season, the Camels entered conference play 7-4.
Four Camels reached double-figures: Shy Tuelle (17), Lauren Carter (16), Taya Bolden (13) and Caroline Bowns (12).
Tuelle’s total is a career best for the freshman that included a 5-for-9 effort beyond the arc, while Carter’s 16 points is also a career high. Bolden finished a rebound shy of a double-double.
Hayley Barber tied a career best with six assists and Alisha Allison dished out a career-high five assists; Luana Serranho totaled five steals.
The Lady Camels never trailed, jumping out to a 22-4 lead through the first quarter. Campbell scored 30 points in the second quarter, the most points scored in a single period this season for CU.
As a team, the Camels pulled down a season-high 50 boards, outrebounding the Koalas by 17.
Campbell forced 24 turnovers, scoring 19 points off the Koalas’ miscues. The Camels also held the advantage in points in the paint (32-22), bench points (46-6) and fast break points (11-2).
The Camels open Big South play at home against Presbyterian on Saturday, Jan. 5, at 2 p.m.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)