CLINTON, S.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team used a late 10-2 run in the fourth quarter, but could not overcome a double-digit Campbell lead as the visiting Camels held on for a 49-39 win Saturday afternoon at the Templeton Center. The Blue Hose fall to 4-11 on the season and 2-2 in the Big South, while the Camels improve to 11-4, 3-1.
Players of the Game
Taylor Petty finished with 11 points and a rebound to lead the Blue Hose in scoring. The sophomore guard shot 2-for-4 from the floor, including 1-of-2 from deep, and made 6-of-8 shots from the line.
Brianna Cribb and Hayley Barber each scored 10 points to pace the Camels. Cribb went 4-for-4 from the field and 2-of-6 from the charity stripe, adding five rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Barber made 3-of-4 shots, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc, and converted both of her free-throw attempts. She also pulled down two boards.
Stat of the Game
The third quarter saw the teams combine for only 13 points as Campbell outscored PC 7-6. It marks the lowest scoring quarter this season. Virginia Tech and PC collectively scored 16 points in the opening quarter of their November 16 matchup.
How It Happened
The visitors started off quick, scoring seven unanswered to take an early lead. Salina Virola halted the Campbell run and put PC on the board with a layup. Aianna Kelly then followed with a three-pointer at the 4:31 mark to pull PC to within 7-5. Barber answered for the Camels, knocking down a three of her own to kick off another Campbell run (6-0). Kacie Hall and Cortney Storey both got layups to fall to round out the scoring in the opening quarter.
Petty went to the line early in the second, converting both of her free throws to make it 13-11 Campbell. The visitors did not let up on defense, however, and held the Blue Hose scoreless for over four minutes before Allie Wagner hit a jumper at the 4:36 mark to cut the lead to 19-13. After Barber made a pair of charity shots, Storey sank a three-pointer with just over two minutes to play in the half. Campbell pushed its lead back to double digits, 27-16, with another trey from Barber. Virola responded with a three-ball of her own, but Barber scored a bucket to give the Camels a 29-19 lead at the break.
Neither team could score much in a third quarter that was very back-and-forth. Campbell outscored PC 7-6, but Storey led all scorers in the 10 minutes with four points. The junior guard hit a jumper at the 7:09 mark to make it 31-21, but then the visitors made a layup and a free-throw. The teams then traded layups and Kelly scored a bucket as PC trailed 36-25 heading into the final quarter.
Rebecca Walker opened the fourth with a jumper, but Campbell pushed its lead to 42-27 with yet another 6-0 run. After Petty and Campbell’s MaKayla Rouse each converted a pair of free-throws, Riley Hemm connected from long-range and Petty scored a bucket to make it 44-34. Rouse then scored a layup before Petty made things interesting with a 5-0 run of her own. Petty dialed one from deep and then made both of her free throws to pull the Blue Hose to within 46-39. With only :27 remaining, however, PC sent Summer Price to the line twice and the Campbell guard made 3-of-4 charity shots to seal the win.
- Right behind Petty in scoring was Storey with nine points, followed by Kelly and Virola with five points each. Storey collected a rebound and had three assists, a block, and two steals. Virola led the team in rebounding with five boards, while Miles led the team in assists with four.
- Petty put up nine points in the fourth quarter, matching her third most productive quarter on the season. She scored 12 points in the opening 10 minutes of a 68-60 loss at Liberty last Tuesday.
- Miles matched her season high in assists, earning four on the day. The junior guard had four assists in a November 28 loss at East Carolina.
- PC shot 28.0 percent (14-of-50) from the field, 18.5 percent (5-of-27) from beyond the arc, and 60.0 percent (6-10) from the free-throw line.
- The Camels led from start to finish as the game featured no ties and no lead changes. It marks only the second time this season an opponent has controlled the entire game, with Gonzaga doing so on December 3.
- PC had more bench production, outscoring the Camels’ bench 15-10.
Up NextThe Blue Hose are home this Tuesday, January 17 as PC hosts Charleston Southern for a 7 p.m. ET Big South game at the Templeton Center.