Thursday, November 12, 2015

Short-Handed Campbellsville Gets Past Kentucky Christian

(18) Campbellsville 91
Kentucky Christian 74

Final from Campbellsville, Kentucky

Game recap by CU:

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Playing short-handed for the first time all season, No. 18 Campbellsville fought off a pesky Kentucky Christian University bunch and knocked off the Knights, 91-74.

Kentucky Christian's (1-1) Hayden Dunn sparked the Knights with a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds, but his team could not overcome the Tigers largest lead in the first half of 19 points. Sekou Harris led Campbellsville with 26 points and nine assists followed by freshman Hagen Tyler's career-high of 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting.

Campbellsville (4-0) came out hot for the fourth consecutive game time this season, knocking down 5-of-6 3-point attempts in the first five minutes. Elliott Young kick-started five-straight 3s and Zach Perry capped the run off to take a 21-6 lead with 13:35 left in the first half.

Minutes later Sekou Harris sparked a quick 8-0 run to push the Tigers ahead by their largest lead (19) at 33-14 with 7:35 left. Harris started the game as Mr. Everything, scoring eight points and dishing out five assists but did not record his next dime until 15:41 left in the second half.

Campbellsville, who came in short-handed already due to injuries, went ice cold from the floor and bigmen Dii-Jon Allen-Jordan, Dominique Harding and Shawn Johnson had to go to the bench with two fouls a piece. Kentucky Christian started to chip away and slowly whittled the lead down to eight points after Dustin Rogers scored his only points in the first half, with 1:05 left.

Dunn lifted KCU, scoring more than half his points (14) and hitting all three of his 3-point attempts in the first half.

Campbellsville went into halftime leading by only nine points, 45-36. The Tigers finished the first half hitting 47 percent from the floor but were out-rebounded by the Knights, 21-13.

To start the second half the Knights cut the CU lead down to its smallest of six points, 49-43 at the 16:56 mark but Campbellsville didn't let that stay for long. The Tigers went on a 22-8 run from 16:52 to 9:25 to capture its largest lead up to this point of 20 points, 71-51.

Harris scored seven points to lead the Tigers during that stretch but a four-point play sparked gave Campbellsville a spark it needed. Tyler nailed his final triple and was fouled by Ross Goodwin. He then completed the four-point play to finish with six points in the stretch run. Also during that time, CU went 3-of-3 from behind the arc as Perry and Rob Robinson also drained triples.

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