Senior forward Kelsey Evans has a knack for breaking records when the Elon University women’s basketball team finds itself on the losing end of games.
Evans scored a career-high 26 points and pulled down nine rebounds Dec. 20, but it was not enough as the Phoenix fell to the Campbell University Fighting Camels, 79-69.
Evans eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark Dec. 1 against the College of Charleston. The Phoenix dropped that game by just two points, 57-55.
Following suit, Campbell jumped out to a 10-4 lead early, which has become something of a trend as of late. Elon started slow and fell behind early in the team’s two previous contests against North Carolina State University and Morgan State University. Like the N.C. State contest, which was also on the road, Elon came close to the Fighting Camels and even took the lead on them, but could not hold on.
After surrendering the 38-32 halftime lead less than six minutes into the second half, Campbell took a 42-40 lead and never looked back. Elon pulled within a point or two multiple times, but could never jump back on top.
As the clock ran down, Campbell inched further and further away, dropping Elon to 4-5 on the season. The Fighting Camels improved to 9-2 on the young season.
Turnovers calmed against Campbell, as the Phoenix only turned the ball over 14 times. Senior guard Ali Ford finished with 15 points and seven assists. She only had two turnovers after turning it over 28 times in the previous three games.
Freshman guard Zena Lovette led the Fighting Camels with 17 points while senior guard Tonisha Baker finished with 15 points and four steals.
Elon takes a nine-day break before returning to the court in Greenville, N.C. to take on East Carolina University. Last time the Phoenix took on East Carolina, the Pirates held strong on their home court, topping Elon 60-46 Nov. 27, 2011. Tip between Elon and East Carolina is set for 3 p.m.