BUIES CREEK — Cedric Henderson, Jr. scored 21 points and Campbell defeated Presbyterian 73-51 in Big South Conference men’s basketball on Friday at Gore Arena.
The Camels (8-7, 4-4 Big South) jumped to a 19-5 lead and held a double-figure advantage for the last 31:58 of the game against the Blue Hose (3-5, 1-3).
Joshua Lusane added 13 points — 11 in the second half — and Messiah Thompson 12 on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range for the Camels, who shot 53 percent from the floor (24-45) and made 9-of-18 triples.
Winston Hill led Presbyterian with 23 points. Owen McCormack added 11 for the Blue Hose, who shot just 38 percent from the floor and made just 2-of-11 from 3-point distance.
The Camels held PC to just 26 percent shooting in the opening period and led 32-15 at the break. Presbyterian never drew closer than 14 in the final stanza, while the Camels stretched their margin to as many as 24.
Henderson made 7-of-11 shot from the field, hit 6-of-8 free throws, and grabbed six rebounds in 32 minutes.
One night after making three defensive stops in the final 47 seconds to claim a 48-46 victory, Campbell extended its home court win streak over the Blue Hose to seven games and earned their 10th win overall in the last 12 meetings with PC.
Campbell returns to action next Tuesday and Wednesday (Jan. 19-20) at Hampton.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)