CONWAY, S.C. Senior Alisha Dill (Johnson City, Tenn./Science Hill) scored a career high 33 points and the Coastal Carolina University womens basketball team (4-2) held Campbell University (2-5) to a school-record low in points as the Lady Chanticleers defeated the Fighting Camels 58-33 Dec. 11 in Conway, S.C.
Coastal held Campbell scoreless for a 9:57 span in the first half in taking an 11-point halftime lead. Dill started the game with a three at 19:42 and at 17:47 hit a jumper to make it 7-2 Coastal. Campbells Gara Bell scored on a layup at 12:38 to make it 12-8 Coastal, but Coastal would go on a 9-0 run which was capped by a Dill layup at 2:54. Coastal held the Fighting Camels to 17.2 percent shooting, including 1-of-6 from three-point range, in the first half.
Dill had 12 first-half points, while senior Calisha Yates (Columbus, Ind./Chattanooga State C.C.) added six. Yates and junior C.J. Ware (Decatur, Ga./Lakeside) had five first-half rebounds. For Campbell, Marlena Murphy had six points and six rebounds in the first half.
Coastal opened the second half by scoring the first five points on a layup from senior Vanessa Laug (Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills) and three points from Dill. Campbell would cut into the lead as a Bell layup at 11:53 made it only 33-22. Coastal would quickly extend the lead to a comfortable 20 points on a three by Yates at 9:07. Coastal had another 20-point advantage (51-31) at 4:37 as Dill hit the first of her back-to-back three pointers, and CCU coasted to its fourth win of the season.
Dill was 13-of-26 from the floor, hit five-three pointers and was 2-of-4 from the free-throw line. Her previous career high was 27 on two occasions, including Dec. 2 at Furman. Dill becomes the third player in the Big South to score more than 30 points in a game this season, joining freshman teammate Lacey Lyons (Beverly Hills, Fla./Crystal River) and Libertys Megan Frazee. She also has scored 26 or more points in four of CCUs six games.
Yates had 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals in the win. Freshman Devin Rivers (Miami, Fla./Felix Varela) also had seven rebounds, while Ware and junior Victoria Blanchard (Eutawville, S.C./Walters State C.C.) had six apiece.
Coastal limited Campbell to just 20 percent from the field and 1-of-15 from three-point range. In its two games in Kimbel Arena, Coastals opponents are averaging 32.0 points per game.
Murphy led the Camels with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
The 33 points was the lowest output by Campbell in school history, breaking the 35 points scored against St. Marys Feb. 13, 1973.
Coastal steps right back into action Wednesday, Dec. 13 against North Greenville. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.