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Campbellsville scored the first eight points of the second half and that was enough to propel the Lady Tigers to a sloppily-played 77-60 win on Feb. 4 at West Virginia Tech.
Leading by eight with 11:30 to go in the game, Campbellsville pounded the offensive glass and worked to a 64-48 margin with four minutes to go. Caroline Owen drained a three-pointer to give the Lady Tigers that lead. That lead increased to 17 when Lindy Young hit two free tosses with 1:32 remaining.
CU (16-9, 6-5) out-rebounded WVT 46-34 and had 13 offensive boards, led by Mackenzie Lee’s 11 rebounds.
CU played in foul trouble most of the game as Chelsea Craig and Megan Isaacs both drew their fourth with about eight minutes to go.
Tech (6-18) led 12-9 at the 12-minute mark of the first half, but back-to-back 3s by Katie Allen and Mackenzie Lee pushed the Lady Tigers to a 21-14 edge. Tech closed to within four at intermission
The Lady Tigers shot 64 percent in the second half to improve a 36 percent first-half shooting effort to 49 percent for the game. CU had one of its worst free throw shooting performances of the season, hitting just 12 of 22.
Lee led CU with 14 points and added 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals. She was joined in double figures by Megan Isaacs’ 11.
Lee named MSC Player of the Week
Campbellsville University’s Mackenzie Lee is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Lee averaged 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and six assists per game last week while helping the Lady Tigers to a pair of road wins at University of Rio Grande and West Virginia University Tech.
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Campbellsville University shot 40 percent on Feb. 4, but it wasn’t enough to control West Virginia Tech on the road as the Golden Bears blew past the Tigers for an 80-57 win.
The Tigers and Golden Bears played basket-for-basket in the first few minutes of the game, with Campbellsville taking a 12-10 lead on a lay-up by Jordan Myers.
The basket was the final lead of the day for the Tigers, just five and a half minutes into the game. West Virginia Tech went on an 11-0 run to stretch its lead to nine before CU worked the score back within a basket (21-18) after back-to-back three pointers by Bryton Taylor and Justin Ennis.
The gap was only closed shortly, as the Golden Bears used a 9-2 run to pull ahead, 30-20, with three minutes left in the half. Tech’s lead never dropped below double figures, entering the half with a 34-24 lead.
In the second half, Tech exploded offensively, shooting 66.7 percent from the floor, including seven three-pointers.
The Golden Bears out-scored Campbellsville 27-15 in the first seven minutes of the half to go up 22 (61-39) with a three-pointer by Terrae Clark. The Golden Bears maintained their lead down the stretch.
Kevin Bobson hit three threes in the second half for Campbellsville and led the Tigers with 11 points, but CU was held to only 25 rebounds in the game to Tech’s 37.
Five Golden Bears scored in double figures, led by 14 from Eddie Hayden, 12 by Donald Robinson, 11 each from Rahshon Tab and Josh Proctor and 10 from David Rawlinson.