High Point defeats Lady Camels, 76-62

Jan. 05, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Kaylah Keys scored 24 points and High Point shot 58.6 percent from the floor in the second half to earn a 76-62 win over Campbell Saturday at Gore Arena.

After trailing 30-28 at intermission, the Panthers made 15 of their first 25 field goals in the final period to break open a close game.

A freshman guard, Keys, finished one point shy of her season high by making 4-of-10 threes and 6-of-6 from the line.  Stacia Robertson added 11 points and a game-high 14 rebounds, while freshman DeAnneisha Jackson scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting for High Point (7-7, 3-2).

Junior guard Casey Elliott scored a career-high 14 points, including 9-of-9 from the line, to become the eighth different leading scorer for Campbell (8-5, 3-2). She also grabbed a career-best five rebounds.

Senior forward Roslyn Presley added 13 points and junior guard Kiera Gaines contribitued 12.

After a first half that saw the lead change 15 times and neither team lead by more than four points, High Point went on a 23-10 run in the second half, gaining a 59-44 lead with 8:42 to play.

With Gaines, senior forward Ashley James and junior forward Juli Osborne saddled with four personal fouls, Campbell was unable to cut the gap to single digits thereafter.

The Panthers recorded a 39-29 edge on the glass and outscored the Lady Camels 28-18 in the paint.

Making her third career start, Elliott eclipsed her personal bests for points and rebounds in the first half alone. The guard from Wilson scored 10 points, grabbed five boards and dealt three assists in 16 minutes of the opening half.

The Lady Camels return to action at 6 p.m. Monday at North Carolina A&T.