FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2000
Fellers' Three Lifts Campbell Past Jacksonville 52-51 In TAAC Men's Basketball
January 10, 2000
BUIES CREEK, N.C. - Adam Fellers hit a 26-foot three-pointer with three seconds remaining to cap a late Campbell University comeback and lift the Fighting Camels to a 52-51 victory over Jacksonville on Monday night at Carter Gym.
Fellers' triple ended an 8-1 rally over the last 2:49 of play to send Campbell to its fourth-straight victory. Jacksonville was able to get off a three-pointer from the right corner with two seconds remaining by Ivin Gunder, but Calvin Slaughter's tip-in at the buzzer was disallowed by the officials. Fellers finished with 12 points for the Camels (5-8, 3-1 TAAC), while Damien Hannibal added 11 points and nine rebounds. The victory was Campbell's fourth-straight since Christmas.
Brandon Williams scored a game-high 19 points, including 5-of-8 threes, to top Jacksonville (4-9, 1-4), which dropped its third-straight game overall and sixth-consecutive road decision. Slaughter added 13 points for the Dolphins. After holding a 30-20 lead with 1:07 left in the first half, the Camels saw Jacksonville wrap a 22-7 run around half-time. JU held its largest lead at 50-44 when Marvin Augustin scored in the paint, but the Dolphins would only get one free throw in the final three minutes of play.
Jamie Simmons' post move with 2:49 left cut the gap to 50-46. After Augustin hit the second of two foul shots, Wes Layton canned a triple from the left wing to cut the gap to 51-49 with 2:03 to play. Jacksonville, however, turned the ball over twice and missed a pair of three-point attempts in its last four possessions to leave the Camels with a chance to win. Shawn Platts missed a trey from the top of the key with 18 seconds left. Wes Layton then found Fellers deep from the left wing and the 6-foot-2 sophomore from Fayetteville ended a 0-for-7 string from the floor with the game-winner.
Campbell, which led 30-26 at half-time, shot just 37 percent from the floor (20-54), including a 28-percent showing in the second period (7-25). The Camels made 6-of-21 from three-point range (28.6 percent). Jacksonville finished with 39.2 percent shooting (20-51), including 7-of-18 (38.9 percent) from three-point territory. Jacksonville held a 35-29 advantage on the glass.
Jacksonville will return to action on Saturday, January 15th at 7:30 P.M. when they host Stetson, while the Fighting Camels return to action on Thursday at Trans America Athletic Conference foe Florida Atlantic in a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.
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