Women's Basketball

Charleston Southern completes season sweep with 60-45 win at Campbell

Charleston Southern completes season sweep with 60-45 win at Campbell

BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Charleston Southern outscored Campbell in every quarter on Tuesday night in Gore Arena as the Buccaneers completed the season sweep over the Camels with the 60-45 victory.

Nayla Long scored 10 points during a 16-7 stretch in the first quarter to pace the Buccaneers (13-14, 8-10) to a quick start, while the CSU defense held Campbell (10-16, 5-12) to a 28.6% field goal percentage and forced 20 turnovers in their second win over the Camels on the season.

Alyssa Mann scored eight of her team-high 13 points in the second half, including the first four CSU points in the fourth quarter as the Buccaneers staved off any attempt of a Campbell comeback in recording their second Big South Conference sweep of the season. Mann added five assists and three steals in the win.

Rachel Burns was also in double-digits in the scoring category with 12 points and a team-high four steals in the game. She connected on a pair of early three-pointers in the third quarter to get the CSU offense rolling in the second half and added three assists in the win.

Long finished with 12 points, going a season-high 2-for-3 from the three-point line in the Bucs' win. Monique Maximilien and Elyse Kiploks both added nine rebounds apiece to pace the Bucs on the glass.

Charleston Southern continues Big South Conference play this weekend at home as the Bucs host High Point for Senior Day in the Buc Dome on Saturday afternoon. CSU will recognize 2015-16 seniors Alyssa Mann and Monique Maximilien during the festivities. Tipoff between the Bucs and the Panthers on the Big South Network is set for 2 p.m.

Long put the Bucs on the board with a three-pointer in the first minute of the game to jumpstart the CSU offense. She added a second three-pointer at the 4:59 mark during a 16-7 CSU run and the junior guard capped the stretch with back-to-back jumpers as the Bucs held the 17-11 lead after the first quarter.

Ke'Asia Jackson took over the scoring load early in the second quarter for the Bucs as the freshman guard scored six of the first eight points for CSU. Her jumper at the 5:30 mark gave the Bucs the 25-18 lead. Campbell would rally back to narrow the gap to 29-25 with 1:01 left in the first half following a pair of Jessica Pone free throws, before Burns scored the final four points of the half, including a steal and layup with 22 seconds remaining to send CSU into the break with the 33-25 lead.

The Bucs made five of their first eight shots in the second half with Burns connecting twice from deep to give CSU a 45-31 lead with 5:29 remaining in the third quarter. The Bucs' lead reached 19 points following Maximilien's jumper at the 1:29 mark, but Summer Price sparked a 7-0 Campbell run with a three-pointer and a jumper at the end of the quarter to narrow the CSU lead down to 52-40.

Defense prevailed over the first five minutes of the fourth quarter before Campbell's Tiffany Daniel broke the steal on the basket with a free throw at the 4:53 mark. Makala Rouse added a pair of free throws a minute later to pull the Camels back within single digits at 52-43 with 3:17 remaining.

Mann finally broke the CSU scoreless drought with 2:08 remaining in the game with back-to-back jump shots and Alecia Hardy and Jackson both connected on free throws late to close out the CSU win.

Price led all scorers with 14 points for the Camels, while Amanda Coffer added six points and eight rebounds in the loss.

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