Tuesday, December 14, 2010
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Lauren Yesh scored all 12 of her points in the second half, fueling Campbell to a 67-61 Education Day win over North Carolina Central Tuesday afternoon in front of a record crowd inside the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center.
The announced attendance was 3,095 for the game, a Pope Center sellout, and a Lady Camel record for a home contest. That mark far surpasses the previous record of 1,945, set in last season's opener, a win over Wofford.
Yesh's 12 tallies came on 6-of-11 shooting, including a 6-for-9 clip in the second half. The senior forward also pulled down five of her eight rebounds in the second frame.
Freshman forward Ashley James posted a stellar day with her first career double-double, registering personal-bests with 11 points and 14 rebounds. The Round Rock, Texas native's 14 boards is a season-high for any Lady Camel this season. James recorded a 4-of-6 rate from the floor, also notching one steal and one block.
Stetson also hosted an Education Day yesterday and posted the second-largest crowd in Edmunds Center women's basketball history (1,876 fans), but were unable to held the Hatters hold off Georiga Southern falling to the Eagles, 54-49. Senior guard Tierra Brown scored 15 points for the Hatters, while senior center Natasha Graboski grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with eight points.
Stetson led 27-23 at halftime before a 13-5 GSU burst out of the locker room put the Eagles ahead 36-32 with 16:10 remaining. Georgia Southern would continue to keep the Hatters at bay and the large crowd of Volusia County schoolchildren relatively silent for the next nine minutes or so, going up by as many as nine points with 7:46 left.
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