BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Freshman Cory Gensler scored a season-high 18 points on 6-of-6 threes and Campbell defeated Johnson & Wales 90-59 Monday night at Gore Arena.
A guard from Cary, N.C., Gensler set a Gore Arena record for highest 3-point percentage by an individual, while the Camels (6-5) tied a school single-game mark by making 16 triples on the night.
Campbell led by 17 at the break (48-31), but the Wildcats pulled within 11 twice, the second time after Porter's bucket with 17:12 to go trimmed the gap to 52-41.
However, Gensler made a corner three and Hamer connected from the right wing to start a 21-3 burst that put the game out of reach. Burk's triple with 9:26 to play gave the Camels their largest lead of the night (78-46).
Ricky Porter led Johnson & Wales (3-8) with 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the floor.
Campbell tied the school mark for threes made in a game set Feb. 22, 1993 at Winthrop. The 16 triples also were the most ever made by the Camels in Gore Arena, which opened in 2008. Gensler's 6-of-6 showing was the most accurate by a Camel in the facility, eclipsing Eric Griffin's 6-of-7 (.857) effort from long range vs. Lipscomb on Feb. 10, 2011.
Overall, Campbell hit 56 percent from the field (31-55) and dealt 20 assists. Burk, Clemons and Andrew Eudy all had four assists, while Gensler finished with four steals. Campbell held a 24-11 advantage in points off turnovers and a 13-0 margin in fast break points.
"I thought we really shared the ball well tonight," said Campbell head coach Kevin McGeehan. "When we play like that on offense – moving the ball and making the extra pass – it's contagious."
The Camels broke open a tight game with a 26-4 run midway through the opening period. Campbell hit nine 3-point shots before the break – three each by Clemons and Gensler – and led 48-31 at the half.
Hamer's coast-to-coast drive provided CU with its largest lead (44-18) of the opening period. Campbell led 48-31 at halftime after making 14-of-27 (.519) of its shots, including 9-of-20 (.450) from 3-point distance, and 11-of-14 (.786) from the line.
Nine of the ten Camels to play in the opening half scored, led by Clemons' 13 points. Gensler had 9 first-half points on 3-of-3 from long range, while Shane Whitfield added eight.
Porter scored 13 first-half points for the Wildcats, who ended the period on a 13-4 burst.
The Camels close out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a Thursday 2:00 p.m. matinee against Stetson at Gore Arena.