Score: Campbell 61, Western Carolina 40
Records: Western Carolina 1-4; Campbell 2-1
Location: Ramsey Center, Cullowhee, N.C.
CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Sophomore guard Jewel Smalls scored her fourth double-double of the season, 11 points and 13 rebounds, as Western Carolina women’s basketball fell to visiting Campbell 61-40 Thursday in the Ramsey Center.
Campbell outscored Western Carolina 21-7 in the third quarter as the Catamounts went on to score a total of 12 points in the second half.
- Smalls led the Catamounts with 11 points and also topped the team with her 13 rebounds.
- Junior Lauren LaPlant just missed scoring in double figures with nine points – all from three-point range.
- Andrea Martin Ruiz dished out four assists and had a pair of steals.
- Campbell’s Kianna Speight led all scorers with 14 points.
Inside the Box Score
- Western Carolina outscored Campbell in the second quarter 18-16.
- The Catamounts scored only seven points in the third quarter. After being down by just four at the half, 32-28, Campbell came out in the third quarter and went on a 14-0 run in an eight-minute span to put the game out of reach.
- Both teams looked for the long ball as Western Carolina and Campbell both hit seven three-pointers in the game. The Catamounts hit six of its seven three-pointers in the first half.
- Campbell shot a nice clip shooting 41.3 percent from the field while Western Carolina was half that mark shooting 28.3 percent.
- The Camels won the rebounding battle ripping down 44 rebounds while the Catamounts pounded the glass for 33 with just three offensive boards.
- Western Carolina held Campbell to single-digit scoring, eight points, in the fourth quarter after the Camels scored in double figures in the first three-quarters of the contest.
News & Notes
- Smalls recorded the fourth double-double in the first five games of the season.
- Western Carolina’s third-quarter woes continue as the Catamounts are being outscored 82-35.
- The Catamounts scored under 50 points for the second time this season.
- Smalls and LaPlant lead the team with each having hit 10 three-pointers on the season.
- The game against Campbell ended a brutal stretch of five games in 10 days.
- Western Carolina’s game against Campbell was WCU’s second straight contest against a team for the Big South. The Catamounts will make it three in a row when they host UNC Asheville on Monday.
Western Carolina hosts its annual Education Day game at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18 welcoming mountain rival UNC Asheville into the Ramsey Center.
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