BUIES CREEK — Five players reached double-figures as Campbell defeated Gardner-Webb, 80-57, in women’s basketball on Saturday afternoon at Gore Arena.
Campbell, on a 5-game winning streak, improved to 11-5 overall and 8-3 in Big South Conference play while Gardner-Webb dropped to 5-11 overall and 5-6 in the league.
The Lady Camels made 7-of-12 shots from behind the arc in the first half, holding a 30-27 lead at the break.
Campbell came out of halftime on a 15-2 run and outscored Gardner-Webb 25-8 in the third quarter behind 10 points off the bench from Faith Price.
CU continued its hot shooting into the fourth quarter, making 6-of-9 shots from the field and 12-of-12 foul shots.
All nine players scored for Campbell including five reaching double-figures, both season-highs for the Camels.
Shy Tuelle led all scorers with 19 points, matching her season-high with five 3-pointers.
Tuelle also finished with six assists and five steals, both career-highs for the junior, to go along with four rebounds.
Taya Bolden extended her double-double streak to three games, recording 13 points and a season-best 18 rebounds. The redshirt senior has finished with double figures in 10 of her last 11 games, including seven straight.
Bolden passed Keira Gaines (880 rebounds, 2011-15) for sixth on the program’s all-time rebounding list with 883.
Bolden also matched her season-high with five assists, all coming in the first half.
Brittany Staves made her first career start, providing a season-high 10 points for the Camels.
Price recorded 10 of her 13 points in the third quarter, making 5-of-7 shots in the game.
Luana Serranho made a career-best 8-of-8 shots from the free throw line, finishing with 11 points.
Serranho is perfect from the free throw line in Big South play this season, making 18 straight shots.
Campbell matched its season-high point total of 80, shooting 51.1 percent from the field. The
Camels had 12 three-pointers, shooting a season-best 63.2 percent from deep. CU made a season-high 20 of 22 free throws.
Gardner-Webb shot 28.6 percent from the field and 16 percent from three.
Lauren Bevis came off the bench, scoring a team-high 13 points for the Bulldogs, while Alasia Smith added 12. Alexis Hueston had seven points and nine boards.
The teams were scheduled to play again Sunday at Gore Arena but the game was postponed due to COVID issues.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)