HIGH POINT, N.C. - Marley Brown scored a career-high 13 points for visiting Charleston Southern on Saturday night against High Point and Alyssa Mann added 12 of her own as the Buccaneers fell on the road inside the Millis Center to the Panthers, 92-60.
Brown was 4-of-8 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the free throw line to pace CSU's scorers in 18 minutes of play as the Bucs were without the services of leading scorer Tatum Jarvis due to injury. Mann connected on a team-high two three-pointers on the night in her third straight double-digit scoring effort as the Bucs shot 33.3% from the floor as a team.
CSU returns home for the first of two Big South games inside the Buc Dome in the upcoming week as the Bucs host Gardner-Webb on Tuesday night and Radford on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff between CSU and the Runnin' Bulldogs on Tuesday is set for 7 p.m.
Kaylah Keyes led HPU with 19 points as four Panthers scored double-digits in the contest. Stacia Robertson added 10 points and 11 rebounds, while Lindsay Puckett had 15 points courtesy of three three-pointers. Kat Harris added 12 points and three assists from the bench.
CSU jumped ahead early behind four early points from Nayla Long as the sophomore guard hit a short jumper and converted a pair of early free throws. The Panthers went up six at 16-10 with 14:11 to play in the first half on a Puckett three-pointer, but the Bucs rallied with a 9-0 run as Alecia Hardy connected on a three-pointer before Mann and Rochelle Brophy hit a pair of short baskets.
The Bucs lead reached four points at 22-18 on Mann's second three-pointer of the half, but the Panthers used a 32-9 run to close out the half on their way to building a 50-31 halftime lead.
CSU was unable to get back in the game as the Panthers lead reached as many as 34 on their way to closing out the Big South sweep.
Brophy had eight points and seven rebounds for the Bucs off the bench, while Long had seven rebounds and five points in her first start of the season.