Division I Campbell defeats Tornados in exhibition contest on Monday nightDecember 15, 2014
BUIES CREEK, N.C. – The Brevard College women’s basketball team was within seven points at the half before falling to Division I opponent Campbell, 72-51, on Monday night in the Gilbert Craig Gore arena in an exhibition contest.
Three Tornados finished in double-digits as sophomore Chelsea Turner led with 11 points and two rebounds while classmate Madison Lenox and junior Katie Williams each dropped 10 points. Williams also had three boards and three assists while Lenox and junior Hadara Bannister each had five rebounds. Bannister also had two assists.
Summer Leverette led all scorers as she had 18 points and also grabbed three rebounds while Kiera Gaines had 13 points, nine boards, and five assists. Jessica Pone had 11 points and four rebounds while RaeChaun Edwards had eight points, eight assists, and five boards.
Campbell built a 10 point lead midway into the first half but Brevard went on an 8-0 run over the next 3:31 to cut the lead to 18-16. Turner made a layup while Lenox and Williams knocked down two three-point attempts to bring the Tornados back.
The Camels then went on a 15-5 run to build a 31-23 lead with 2:08 remaining and went up by 10 with 1:11 left in the opening half. Turner knocked down a three-pointer to cut the lead to seven as the Tornados went into the half down 33-26.
The teams opened the half trading baskets but Campbell maintained the lead which got to as big as 10. But Brevard wouldn’t go away as they went on a 10-1 run to bring the score to 41-36 with 15:55 left in the half.
However, Brevard had a scoreless draught and Campbell went on a 11-0 run to go up 52-36 with 10:34 left in the game. Lenox snapped the draught with a layup with 9:34 left but it wasn’t enough as the Camels went up 62-42 with just over six minutes left. Brevard managed just three field goals over the final stretch of the game as Campbell went up 72-51 with a minute left.
The Tornados held a 13-7 advantage in points off turnovers in the first half but Campbell finished game with a 16-15 edge in the game. Brevard had more than double the amount of points from the bench with a 51-22 advantage. Campbell also out-rebounded the guests 46-37 but the teams each had 15 offensive boards.
Brevard returns home Wednesday, December 17 to play its final contest of 2014, hosting non-conference opponent Converse. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Featured image courtesy of Tommy Moss.