Belmont defeats Campbell 66-55, snaps 3-game skid
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Mick Hedgepeth scored 12 points and had 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season to help Belmont defeat Campbell 66-55 on Thursday night.
Keaton Belcher scored 17 points and Ian Clark chipped in 10 for the Bruins (10-9, 5-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Campbell (11-6, 6-2) pulled within 56-55 on Jonathan Rodriguez’s basket with 1:46 to go, but committed four turnovers and missed a jump shot in its next five possessions.
Belmont was 7-for-8 from the foul line in the final minute.
The Bruins held Campbell to 37.5 percent shooting from the field (18 of 48), its lowest percentage during conference play.
Rodriguez, who finished with 15 points, became Campbell’s all-time leading scorer with 1,948 points. The previous mark of 1,947 was set by Sam Staggers from 1973-77.
Miles Taylor added 14 points for Campbell.