GWU tops Campbell University, 68-56

GWU tops Campbell University, 68-56

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Huntsman (GWUSports file photo: Tim Cowie)

A strong 2nd-half by Gardner-Webb University propelled the Runnin’ Bulldogs to a 68-56 win over Campbell University Monday night in Big South Conference women’s basketball play.

Senior forward Candace Brown scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds, and Connersville native Tierra Huntsman tallied 16 points to lead GWU, which improves to 14-8 overall, 8-4 in Big South action. Campbell is 8-13, 3-9 in the BSC.

Gardner-Webb led 31-28 at the halftime but shot 50-percent from the floor in the final 20 minutes (12-for-24) while holding Campbell to 9-of-26 shooting (34.6 percent) during that time.

Huntsman scored 11 points in the 2nd half. The redshirt sophomore drilled 3 of her game-high 4 3-pointers in the half, 2 in the 4th quarter. The 1st gave GWU a 56-47 advantage with 6:38 to play, and Huntsman banged another trey at the 3:06 mark to make it 61-54.

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Brown and Huntsman both made a pair of foul shots in the final 1:41 and Ky’Asia Stanford added another freebie to wrap up the win.

Huntsman also had a team-high 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals for Coach Rick Reeves’ Runnin’ Bulldogs.

Alexus Hill had 11 points for Gardner-Webb, Alicia Quinn finished with 6 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and Evelyn Adebayo scored 6 points. Brown recorded 4 assists. Amanda Coffer topped Campbell with 18 points and 4 rebounds.

GWU hosts Winthrop University Saturday at Paul Porter Arena (1:30 p.m.). The Eagles beat Gardner-Webb, 81-62, on Dec. 5.

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