BUIES CREEK — Campbell held Winthrop to only two field goals in the second half en route to a 54-41 win in the Big South Conference women’s basketball tournament quarterfinals Monday night at Gore Arena.
Campbell improved to 15-6 on the year and advances to the semifinals while Winthrop closes out its season 6-18.
Winthrop led 32-26 with 6:27 left in the third quarter, but a 12-0 run featuring two three-pointers from Shy Tuelle gave CU a 38-34 lead heading into the fourth.
The Eagles made it a five-point game on a J’Mani Ingram jumper with 7:42 left to go, but Campbell answered with seven straight points to push its lead to double digits for the first time all evening.
Campbell’s defense held Winthrop without a field goal the remainder of the quarter as Lauren McNamara-Clement closed out the game scoring the final four points.
Tuelle led a quartet of Camels who finished in double figures with 15 points. Brittany Staves added 12 points off the bench while Luana Serranho had 11 and McNamara-Clement chipped in 10.
McNamara-Clement also had two blocks moving her into a tie with former Campbell standout Felicia Autry (1994-98) for the third-most blocks in program history at 94.
The Camels turned 11 Winthrop turnovers into 13 points, all of which came in the second half.
Winthrop made 2-of-21 shots from the floor in the second half and shot 1-of-12 from three for the game.
J’Mani Ingram led the Eagles with 12 points and totaled six rebounds while Sydney Hunter added four points, two blocks and a game-high nine boards.
Campbell hosts third-seeded Longwood in the semifinals on Thursday at 7 p.m. (ESPN+).
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)