BUIES CREEK — Cory Gensler led four double-figure scorers with 15 points as Campbell defeated Longwood, 68-58, in a Big South Conference men’s basketball matchup Saturday at Gore Arena.
Ja’Cor Nelson and Cedric Henderson, Jr., added 11 points apiece and Austin McCullough came off the bench to score 10 for the Camels (11-7, 2-4 Big South), who shot 62.5 percent (15-24) in the second half.
Shabooty Phillips led Longwood (6-13, 1-5) with 13 points and Juan Munoz added 11 for the Lancers, who lost their third-straight and seventh in the last eight outings. Jordan Cintron added eight points and a game-high 10 rebounds.
Campbell made 7-of-10 threes in the second period, 8-of-23 for the afternoon, and shot 50 percent overall. The Camels limited the Lancers to just 39 percent shooting (20-51) and improved to 8-0 this year when holding their opponent to fewer than 60 points.
Henderson grabbed a career-high nine rebounds, Nelson dealt a career-best eight assists, and Gensler had nine steals for Campbell, which led by as many as 14.
The Camels led 26-22 at half-time after holding Longwood to 33 percent shooting before the break.
Milos Stajcic, McCullough and Jesús Carralero hit consecutive threes in a 12-2 run to give the Camels a 41-27 lead with 13:36 to play. Longwood twice trimmed the gap to eight points, but never drew any closer.
A senior from Cary, N.C., Gensler finished 6-of-9 from the field, including 3-of-5 beyond the arc, and moved past Fred Whitfield (943 from 1977-80) into 19th place on Campbell’s career Division I scoring list with 946 points.
McCullough hit all four of his shots, including a pair of threes, for the Camels, who missed 12 of their first 13 beyond the arc before heating up in the final period.
The Camels finished with a 35-30 edge on the boards and limited Longwood to just 2 second-chance points.
Campbell begins a two-game road stretch at Presbyterian on Monday at 7 p.m.
(Campbell media relations provided the basis for this report)