Clemons helps Campbell hold off Radford 61-58
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Chris Clemons scored 16 points, including two key free throws with 5.3 seconds left, and Campbell held off Radford 61-58 on Saturday to end a three-game losing streak in the regular season finale.
After Clemons, who also had nine rebounds, converted the 1-and-1, Radford’s Christian Bradford’s long 3-pointer was off the mark.
The Camels (14-16, 7-11 Big South), who won the first meeting at Radford by 17, had a 7-0 run to lead 51-46 with 5:57 to play. That was the biggest lead in the last 13 minutes.
Bradford had a 3-pointer to pull the Highlanders (13-17, 8-10) with 3:05 left to cut the deficit to 57-56. Both teams came up empty on their next two possessions before Clemons made a layup with 1:15 to go. Radford had a turnover, but after a miss and offensive rebound the Camels missed a free throw with less than 20 seconds to play. Ed Polite Jr. made a layup at 5.5 and Clemons was quickly fouled.
Justin Cousin had 15 points for the Highlanders and Polite added 11 with a career-high 19 rebounds.