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Campbell, Clarke shine in 72-55 loss to Johnson & Wales

Campbell, Clarke shine in 72-55 loss to Johnson & Wales

MAHWAH, N.J. – Jayda Campbell and Maylissa Clarke both scored 16 points for the Bryn Athyn College women's basketball team in a 72-55 loss to Johnson and Wales (RI) in the consolation game of the Roadrunner Tip-Off Tournament in Ramapo College's Bradley Center Saturday afternoon.

Campbell—who was named to the All-Tournament Team—also contributed a game-high five steals and two rebounds. Clarke recorded seven rebounds and two steals.

Nicole Lincifort and Clayshonia Cogmon were Bryn Athyn's top rebounders with nine each.

Bryn Athyn (0-2) used strong defense and a solid quarter from Campbell to jump out to a 16-13 advantage. The Lion defense forced the Wildcats into six turnovers and 6-of-19 shooting (31.6 percent). Johnson and Wales also missed all three of its free throw attempts. Campbell shot 4-of-4 from the field to score nine points, seven during a 10-2 run to open the game, and added three steals.

The Lions held on to the lead until the midway point of the second quarter when a Tera-Nay Lee jumper put the Wildcats (2-1) ahead for the first time, 21-19. After a Clarke 3-pointer briefly put Bryn Athyn back in front 22-21, Johnson and Wales outscored Bryn Athyn 12-2 over the final 3:37 to take a 34-24 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, Bryn Athyn trailed fell behind by 16 (44-28) with 4:29 left. Four different Lions would contribute to a 10-2 run to close the gap to single digits for the first time in the stanza with 1:27 remaining on a Clarke jumper.

Johnson and Wales—who shot 10-of-15 in the final quarter—took a game-high 17-point lead on its final possession of the contest, a 3-pointer by Tiondra Hands.

The Wildcats had four players reach double figures, led by a 22-point, 21-rebound day from Maddy Moro. Lee finished up with 12 points, while Brittany Gallagher and Hands each had 11 points. Gallagher also notched eight assists and six rebounds.

Johnson and Wales ended the game shooting 42.7 percent (31-of-75), while Bryn Athyn shot 29.2 percent (19-of-65).

The Lions will play in Asplundh Field House for the first time this season when they host Penn State Brandywine on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.