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Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 12/10/2011
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Junior Karneshia Garrett posted her third double-double in four games with 11 points and 13 rebounds against Campbell Saturday
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Junior Karneshia Garrett posted her third double-double in four games with 11 points and 13 rebounds against Campbell Saturday

WILMINGTON, North Carolina - UNCW scored 46 points and shot 54.3 percent from the floor in a strong first half and held on down the stretch to outlast Campbell, 79-73, in collegiate women's basketball action Saturday afternoon in Trask Coliseum.

The victory was the third straight for the Seahawks against the rival Lady Camels, and boosts UNCW's record to 4-4 on the season. The loss drops Campbell to 6-2.


The Seahawks had four players in double figures, led by sophomore Alisha Andrews with a game-high 18 points. Juniors Tawanna Lee and Jessica Freeman posted 17 and 12, respectively, while junior Karneshia Garrett notched her third double-double in four games with 11 markers and 13 boards. Junior Ayoola Weaver added a game-high 14 rebounds.


The Lady Camels also received four double-digit scoring performances, with junior Tonisha Baker and sophomore Ashley James both tallying 14 points. In addition, freshman Kiera Gaines deposited 13 and senior Amanda O'Neill added 11 markers.


UNCW's balanced attack in the first stanza registered the most points (46) in a single half since the Seahawks scored 50 in a half on Jan. 23 against Northeastern. UNCW shot 19-of-35 from the floor for 54.3 percent and was 6-of-11 from beyond the arc, good for 54.5 percent.


Campbell had the lead early, as a deep two from senior Amanda O'Neill gave the Lady Camels a 13-10 lead with 14:15 remaining in the frame.  But UNCW responded with a 15-1 run, capped by a layup from Weaver, to boost the Seahawks to a 25-14 advantage at the 9:06 mark.


UNCW would stretch its lead to as many as 17 off a jumper from Andrews with 1:13 remaining in the stanza. The Seahawks had eight players score in the frame, with Lee leading the way with 10 markers.


The Lady Camels' defense intensified in the second half, however, and held UNCW to four points in the first six minutes. During the span, Campbell rattled off a 14-2 run, finished by a free throw from sophomore Roslyn Presley at the 14:16 mark to cut the lead to 50-45.


But the Seahawks were able hold the lead on the strength of 24 second-half free throws, allowing UNCW to maintain the advantage despite shooting just 4-of-22 from the field in the second half. The Lady Camels pulled within four in the final minute, but two free throws apiece from Lee, Andrews, and Weaver clinched the win for the Seahawks.


UNCW travels to Charleston Southern Friday to face the Buccaneers in an 11:30 a.m. matinee. The Seahawks do not return to Trask Coliseum until Dec. 29 when Xavier visits the Port City. Campbell continues a four-game stint away from Buies Creek Wednesday with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Elon.

GAME NOTES:

  • UNCW improved to 16-30 all-time against Campbell as it picked up its third straight victory in the series. The Seahawks also moved to 10-13 versus the Lady Camels at home.
  • The Seahawks surpassed the 70-point plateau for the second time in as many games and improved to 2-0 this season and 15-1 under Coach Cooper-Dyke when doing so.
  • UNCW posted season-highs in both free-throws made (26) and attempted (38). The last time the Seahawks shot more than 35 free throws in a game was against the Lady Camels last December (37).
  • Campbell posted a 42-22 advantage in points in the paint, highlighted by a 30-4 edge in the second half. The Lady Camels also posted a 23-10 margin in second-chance points, punctuated by a 15-5 advantage over the final 20 minutes.
  • The Lady Camels' bench out-scored the Seahawks reserves, 35-27, including a 20-9 margin in the second half.
  • The contest featured a total of just one lead change. The score was never tied in the contest.
  • UNCW finished the contest 7-of-21 (.333) from three-point range, schooting 6-of-11 from beyond the arc (.545) in the first half, but just 1-of-10 (.100) in the second half.
  • UNCW was out-rebounded for the sixth time this season as Campbell held a 50-40 edge on the glass.
  • UNCW shot above 40 percent from the floor for the second straight game and the fourth time this season as it finished 23-of-57 (.404) from the field for the game. The Seahawks improved to 21-4 under Cooper-Dyke when shooting above 40 percent from the floor.
  • The Seahawks posted double-figure assists for the eighth straight contest and the 10th game dating back to the end of last season as they finished with 15 assists.
  • UNCW posted double-figure steals for the seventh time this season and the sixth straight contest as they posted 12 thefts.
  • The Seahawks held a lead at halftime for the third time this season and improved to 20-4 under Cooper-Dyke when leading at the half.
  • UNCW had four players score in double figures for the second straight contest and improved to 14-3 under Cooper-Dyke when doing so.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES:

2 - Tawanna Lee

  • Scored in double figures for the fourth time this season and the fourth time in the last five games.
  • Established new career high with 17 points. Shattered previous career high of 12, set against East Carolina on Nov. 20.

 4 - Alisha Andrews

  • Reached double figures in points for the sixth time this season and the second straight contest.
  • Led team in scoring for the sixth time this season and the 11th time in her career.
  • Paced team in assist for the sixth time this season and the 30th time in her career.
  • Established new season-high in assists with eight, all of which came in the first half. Broke previous season-high of seven set against Charlotte on Wednesday.

24 - Jessica Freeman

  • Reached double figures in points for the third time this season and the 13th time in her career. Also reached double figure points for the second straight contest.

32 - Ayoola Weaver

  • Posted double-figure rebounds for the second time this season.
  • Shattered previous career high in rebounds of 11, set against East Carolina on Nov. 20.

40 - Karneshia Garrett

  • Reached double figures in points for the fifth time this season and the fourth straight contest.
  • Posted double figure rebounds for the third time this season and the third time in four games.
  • Recorded team-high third double-double of the season and the third double-double in four games.

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