Campbell 71, Kennesaw State 64

Jonathan Rodriguez scored 21 points and Campbell defeated

Kennesaw State 71-64 on Monday night for its fourth straight


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.