Campbell defeats Kennesaw State 71-64
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP)—Jonathan Rodriguez scored 21 points and Campbell defeated Kennesaw State 71-64 on Monday night for its fourth straight win.
Kyle Vejraska added 13 points, and Miles Taylor and Preston Dodson each had 10 for the Camels (16-9, 11-5 Atlantic Sun Conference). The win pushed the Camels into a three-way tie for the conference lead with Belmont and Jacksonville.
Campbell’s Junard Hartley, the conference leader in assists and 12th in the nation at 5.9 a game, dished out nine assists.
Trailing 56-55 with 6:42 to play, the Camels pulled away with a 13-5 run for a 69-60 lead after a Lorne Merthie 3-pointer with 1:17 remaining. The Camels improved to 10-3 at home this season.
Markeith Cummings scored 15 points, Kurtis Woods and Kelvin McConnell added 11 each and Spencer Dixon had 10 for the Owls (12-15, 7-9), who lost their third straight.