Presley carries Lady Camels to OT win
Roslyn Presley scored seven of Campbell's nine overtime points, while Kiera Gaines notched 12 rebounds and 12 assists to help the Lady Camels to a 77-74 win over Winthrop Thursday night in Gore Arena.
Campbell improved to 11-8 overall and 6-4 in the Big South, while Winthrop moved to 13-6 overall and 7-3 in the league.
Presley finished with 22 points, leading all scorers. Gaines fell short of the triple-double, with 12 rebounds and 12 assists, adding nine points.
Presley opened extra time with two field goals in a row, putting CU up by four. She followed with a free throw and another jumper, giving the Lady Camels a 75-68 advantage.
Winthrop answered with four points before RaeChaun Edwards converted a layup after a Lady Eagle turnover.
Samiya Wright's jumper with 37 seconds to go brought Winthrop within three, but the Lady Camels held on for their sixth conference win.
Winthrop led 28-21, the largest lead the Lady Eagles would get, with 8:08 left in the first half. The visitors held the lead throughout the first half until Edwards made a three-pointer to tie the game, 34-34. A Gaines three-pointer was the last scoring of the half and Campbell took a 41-38 lead to halftime.
The Lady Camels opened the second half with a 13-6 run to extend their lead to 54-44. During the seven-minute stretch, Ashley James notched five points, while Brown and Edwards each tacked on a three.
Winthrop answered with its own run of 18-8 over 10 minutes, taking a 65-62 lead with two minutes to go.
With 1:39 left on the clock, Presley drove to the basket and drew the foul, converting one of two free throws. After a Lady Eagle turnover, James tied the game at 65 with a layup, her fifth basket of the game.
On the ensuing WU possession, Dequesha McClanahan missed a jumper, followed by Edwards nailing a three from the left corner, putting the Lady Camels up 68-65 with 4.9 seconds to go in regulation.
Wright answered with a three of her own with two seconds left, sending the game into overtime.
James finished with 17 points and eight rebounds, while Edwards tacked on 11 points and five steals. D Brown's 12 points all came from beyond the arc. She also dished five assists and added five steals.
Campbell's 15 steals and 28 assists marked new season highs. The Lady Camels forced 22 Winthrop turnovers.
The Lady Camels return to action Saturday in a 5 p.m. matchup at Radford.