Lipscomb beats Camels 86-79 in OT

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP)—Eddie Ard scored 35 points, including 7 in overtime to lead Lipscomb to an 86-79 overtime victory against Campbell on Thursday night.

Ard had tied the game in regulation with a 3-pointer as time expired. He continued his run in the extra session with two foul shots that put Lipscomb ahead. Campbell tied things up one last time at 74-all on Jonathan Rodriguez’s two foul shots moments later. But then LaKory Daniels hit a 3-pointer, one of 12 Lipscomb made in the game, to put his team ahead for good. Ard followed with his sixth and final 3-pointer and Lipscomb (7-8) won its Atlantic Sun Conference opener.

Lipscomb had trailed by 13 points, 64-51, on Jake Wohlfeil’s 3-pointer with 7:49 remaining. Lipscomb then took off on an 18-5 run over the next six minutes to tie it at 69-all on Ard’s two foul shots with 1:42 to go. A foul shot by Preston Dodson and a layup by Oladapo Fagbenle put Campbell ahead 72-69 with 15 seconds left, setting up Ard’s game-tying shot.

Ard also had 10 rebounds and two blocks. Brandon Brown had 18 points and Daniels 17 on five 3-pointers.

Rodriguez led the Camels (4-8, 0-1) with 26 points and seven rebounds. Jake Wohlfeil added 14 points.

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E. Ard E. Ard
9-21,  35 Pts
10 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Campbell
J. Rodriguez J. Rodriguez
8-17,  26 Pts
7 Rebs, 4 Assists

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