Lady Camels take on Liberty in "Camels for a Cure" game

Kiera Gaines (Courtesy of Will Bratton)
Kiera Gaines (Courtesy of Will Bratton)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Riding a four-game win streak, Campbell (13-8, 8-4) hosts Liberty (12-8, 8-3) Saturday at Gore arena in a 2 p.m. tipoff in the team's annual "Camels for a Cure" game. The Flames took the first game on Dec. 28 75-52 at the Vines Center, handing the Lady Camels their first league loss of the year.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game in support of breast cancer research.

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In the first contest against the Flames, Kiera Gaines led Campbell with 12 points and six rebounds. Roslyn Presley and Amanda Coffer each added nine points.

The Lady Camels used a 19-6 run in the first six minutes after halftime to cut the Flame lead to one at 47-46, but Liberty had their second run of the night, 24-4, to secure its second Big South win 75-52. The 23-point loss is the worst Campbell has suffered this season.

CU shot a season low 27.1 pct. from the field, while Liberty shot 42.4 pct.

The Lady Camels have defended their home court this season, posting a 9-2 record at Gore Arena, winning their last three against Longwood, Winthrop, and Coastal Carolina.

Thursday night, Campbell defeated the Lancers 63-54. Gaines notched her eighth season double-double with 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Heather Beadle, CU's second-leading scorer, earned a career-high 10 points off the bench.

Campbell started the game 5-for-17 with seven turnovers, but turned around with a 17-7 run, ending the first half with a 29-23 lead.

The Lady Camels bench outscored the starters 33-30, and the team's 16 steals were a season high.

Liberty's win earlier this season gave the Flames the 13-12 all-time advantage over Campbell.  The Lady Camels look to defeat the Flames at home for the first time since Dec. 5, 1998, a game CU took 73-69 in overtime.

The Flames are shooting 42.6 pct. from the field this season and are 32.3 pct. from beyond the arc. Ashley Rininger is the only Flame averaging double-digits, netting 16.1 points per game, shooting 55.7 pct. from the floor.

Campbell will be on the road for the next three games, kicking off the road trip with a 7 p.m. tip Thursday at High Point.