BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Presbyterian College women’s basketball team extended a three-game winning with a 69-45 win over Campbell Tuesday night at Gore Arena. Salina Virola led all scorers with a career-high 20 points.
The Blue Hose improved to 10-7, 6-2 in the Big South Conference, while the Camels fell to 7-10, 2-6 in the conference. PC returns home for a 2 p.m. contest against Coastal Carolina on Saturday at the Templeton Center.
Virola netted her 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor including a career-high four three-point field goals. Aianna Kelly led PC with five rebounds and added 12 points and four assists, while Rebecca Walker scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds.
RaeChaun Edwards led the Camels with 10 points, six assists and three steals, while Jessica Pone added 10 points and two rebounds.
Campbell started the game on a 7-0 run before Kelly put PC on the board with a jumper and Allie Wagner made a jumper. The Camels then went on another 7-0 and opened up a 14-4 lead, their largest of the game. The Blue Hose responded with a 10-0 run and tied the game at 14-14 on Salina Virola’s free throw. Krystal Mangum converted a jumper as the buzzer sounded and gave Campbell a 16-14 lead after the first.
The Blue Hose opened the second quarter on a 9-2 run, two three-pointers from Virola and one from Taylor Petty. The Blue Hose returned with a 7-4 run when Virola sank another three and game PC a 30-22 lead at the 1:11 mark, its largest of the half. Cortney Storey ended the first half with a running floater in the lane as time expired and gave the Blue Hose a 32-25 lead into the locker room.
PC started the second half on a 12-2 run before Edwards knocked down a three-pointer for Campbell. The Blue Hose opened up a 44-27 lead at the 6:06 mark of the third quarter. PC ended the quarter on a 6-0 run. Allie Wagner converted a layup, assisted from Kaycie Reffner, and gave the Blue Hose a 50-30 lead into the final quarter.
Wagner sank a jumper with 7:01 left in the game and extended the PC lead to 55-35. The Blue Hose went on an 8-0 run while Yakima Clifton drained a three-pointer which gave PC a 67-42 lead with a minute and a half remaining, its largest of the game.
The Blue Hose owned a 28-12 points in the paint and a 28-14 points off turnovers advantage.