BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell’s ShyAnne Tuelle scored 10 consecutive points in the third quarter to blow open a tied game, and the Camels were able to hang on for a 51-46 win over Presbyterian College on Saturday afternoon at Gore Arena.
Kacie Hall led the Blue Hose with 16 points to tie Tuelle for the game high.
Campbell sank its first two shots to jump out to a 5-0 lead before PC settled in with a 9-0 run of its own. The Blue Hose run started with four free throws before a buzzer-beating layup by Shamani Stafford and a three from Tess Santos made it 9-5 at 4:38 in the first quarter.
The Camels, coached by former PC head coach Ronny Fisher, failed to sink another basket in the first quarter, shooting just 2-11 (.182) from the floor and trailing 13-8 after 10 minutes.
That did not last long, as the home team opened the second quarter on a 13-2 run to take a 21-15 lead with 6:02 left in the half. Campbell’s run was sparked by a pair of three pointers from Hayley Barber and Tuelle.
In total, PC was outscored 20-6 in the second quarter and entered the half trailing 28-19.
Late in the game, Hall drained a three to make it 46-44 with 4:23 remaining, but Tuelle replied with a crucial three on the next possession to extend the lead back to five points.
With the game on the line, Blackwell-Boyden blocked a Taya Bolden jumper with 1:10 left to play to keep it a three-point game, 49-46. However, Campbell’s Luana Serranho sealed the game with a layup with six seconds remaining to make it 51-46.
Presbyterian moves to 2-10 overall and 0-1 in the Big South, while Campbell improves to 9-3 on the year and 1-0 in Conference play.
Campbell led in rebounds 42-25 and bench points 21-2.
Presbyterian committed a season-low 10 turnovers and tied a season high with nine steals. The Blue Hose also led 15-8 in points off turnovers.
PC shot a perfect 14-14 from the free throw line, the first time since going 9-of-9 at Campbell on Feb. 13 of last season.
PC returns to Clinton for its Big South home opener against Longwood on Tuesday at 6 p.m.