SATURDAY, JANUARY 06, 2001
Women's Hoops Falls To Campbell, 68-54
Jan. 6, 2001
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Campbell's Crystal Clarity had a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds and a school-record-tying 10 steals to lead the Fighting Camels past Jacksonville University, 68-54, Saturday night in Trans America Athletic Conference action in Swisher Gymnasium.
Clary's triple-double was the first by a Campbell player since 1987 when Julie Skinner had 12 points, 11 assists and 10 steals against UNC-Charlotte. Clary's 10 steals tied Skinner's mark set in the UNC-Charlotte contest.
JU freshman forward Amber Hallman (Williamsburg, Va.) had a career day, scoring 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field to go with three rebounds, one assist and a block in 21 minutes of action. But it was not enough to overcome Campbell's strong inside presence of Clary and center April Cromartie, who had a game-high 20 points to go along with seven boards.
Sophomore post player Kat Sungy (Arvada, Colo.) had eight points and a team-best nine rebounds while senior forward Angela Walker (Orlando, Fla.) had eight points and eight rebounds. Senior point guard Shannon Wynn (Wasilla, Alaska) had six points, six assists and four rebounds.
The loss drops JU to 4-7 on the year and 0-3 in TAAC play while Campbell (7-4, 4-0) claimed sole possession of the league lead courtesy of the win and a 97-71 Stetson win over Georgia State earlier in the day.
Campbell came out of the gate on fire and jumped out to a 7-0 lead less than three minutes into the game. The lead swelled to 14 when the Camels had a 22-8 advantage with 10:50 to go in the first half. Campbell led by 12 with less than five minutes to play in the period, but JU came storming backwith an 8-0 run to go into the lockerroom down just 31-27.
It was a back-and-forth battle in the early goings of the second half, but Campbell was up by 11 with a 44-33 lead with 10:59 left to play. The Dolphins responded, however, with an 11-5 run to cut the lead to just five with 4:47 to go. That was as close as JU could get, though, as the Camels converted shots on their end of the floor to pull away.
The Dolphins will look to get back on the winning track on Thursday, Jan. 11 when they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to take on TAAC foe Samford at 5:45 p.m.
2000-01 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL