BUIES CREEK, N.C. - The UNC Greensboro Spartans women's basketball team (5-3) fell on the road to the Campbell Camels (4-2), 64-72, Tuesday night at the Pope Convocation Center. Success beyond the arc for the Camels (9-for-17) led their team to victory to end the Spartans' win streak.
Senior forward Te'ja Twitty led the way for UNCG, finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds to secure the double-double. Nadine Soliman (18 points, four rebounds) and Aja Boyd (11 points, nine rebounds) also scored in double-figures for the Spartans.
It was a back-and-forth matchup, with eight lead changes throughout. Campbell threw the first punch, knocking down four three-pointers in the opening quarter. UNCG faced a six point deficit after one, but came out with a quick 5-0 run and more attentive defense in the second quarter. Twitty flirted with a double-double in the first half, securing 12 points and seven rebounds before the break.
Early on in the third, it was Twitty who once again was getting to her spot in the post on the offensive end and attacking the rim. The bench for Campbell was active all game, and in the third, they put up 11 points and helped the Camels put together a 9-2 run with about three minutes left in the quarter.
Despite a 6-0 run for the Camels to open up the fourth, UNCG weathered the storm down to the wire. Soliman (15 second-half points) found rhythm down the stretch, knocking down a key three-pointer late. Campbell turned over their following two possessions, both ending in the backcourt due to swarming defense from the Spartans. Able to hit free throws late and the pressure on defense, Campbell escaped with the home win.
Up next for UNCG, they'll host Georgia State on Saturday, December 7th at 4:00 p.m.