BUIES CREEK — The Campbell women’s basketball team won its seventh straight game by defeating William Peace, 65-36, on Wednesday night in Gore Arena.
The Camels improved to 7-1 for the first time since the 1983-84 season.
The 7-1 start is only the second in program history for the Camels. William Peace fell to 4-5 with the loss.
Despite playing a season-low 15 minutes, Taya Bolden paired a career-high 13 points with 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season and sixth of her career. Kyra Davis also finished in double-figures, totaling 10 points with six boards.
Seven Camels scored over five points in the win, including an eight-point performance by Hayley Barber, seven points by Lauren Carter, and six points each from Ashlyn Hampton, Lauren McNamara-Clement and Shy Tuelle.
Campbell forced 22 turnovers, scoring 16 points off WPU’s miscues. After shooting 26 percent in the first half, the Camels shot 42 percent in the second half, outscoring the Pacers 41-17 over the final two periods.
William Peace shot just 25 percent from the floor, made 2-of-9 from three and went 6-of-8 at the line.
The score was knotted at 15 apiece at the end of the first quarter, but CU allowed just four points in the second quarter to head into halftime ahead, 24-19; the Camels closed the half on a 6-2 run.
Bolden’s two made free throws at the 5:29 mark in the third quarter sparked a 17-4 Campbell run to cap the third as CU went into the final period with a 42-28 edge. The Camels pushed their lead to as many as 32 points (65-33) in the fourth quarter.
The Camels will complete final exams over the next few days before hosting Howard on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 11:30 a.m. for Education Day.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)