Site: Asheville, N.C. (Kimmel Arena)
Score: UNC Asheville 76, High Point 60
Records: HPU: 4-10 (2-3 Big South), AVL: 10-4, (4-1 Big South)
Next HPU Event: Saturday, Jan. 11 — at Charleston Southern (Charleston, S.C.) 3 p.m.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. – Senior Camryn Brown made history Thursday night (Jan. 9), scoring her 1,000th career point in High Point University women’s basketball’s 76-60 loss to Big South leading UNC Asheville. She becomes the 13th Panther in the Division I era of High Point women’s basketball to reach the milestone. Brown finished with 14 points on the night, tied with redshirt sophomore Danielle Deoul for second on the team, behind sophomore Skyler Curran with 15.
“I’m incredibly proud of Cam for reaching this impressive accomplishment,” head coach Chelsea Banbury said after the game. “I wasn’t here for most of her career but I’ve been so pleased with what she’s done for the program while I’ve been here.”
The shots didn’t want to fall for High Point to start the game, going just 2-9 at the media timeout. Deoul had both makes, with both coming from behind the arc. Deoul’s second triple put the Panthers up 6-5 but Asheville countered with 11straight to lead by 10. Deoul answered with another triple to stop the run and Curran added five points in the final minute to get HPU to within four points after one, 18-14.
Deoul picked up in the second where she left off in the first, hitting her fourth triple of the game in as many tries halfway through the quarter. Her triple was sandwiched in between triples from freshman Callie Scheier and Brown to cut Asheville’s lead back down to six. Curran heated up at the end of the quarter again, adding four more points in just over the last minute in the half to make it a six-point game, 36-30, going into the break.
High Point came out of halftime flat and the Bulldogs took advantage, scoring the half’s first 10 points. HPU went on an 8-4 run to get some of those points back but Asheville closed the quarter on a 10-0 run to take a 60-38 lead into the final 10 minutes.
History was made midway through the fourth when Brown hit a triple to give her 10 points on the night and 1,000 in her career. She followed that up with a two-point jumper as part of a 9-0 run by the Panthers to cut the deficit to 13 points. The Bulldogs answered with six straight to keep the game out of reach, holding on to beat HPU 76-60
High Point heads to Charleston on Saturday (Jan. 11) for a game with the Buccaneers to conclude a stretch of four games in eight days to start 2020. Another road game follows, with the Panthers heading to Longwood the following Saturday (Jan. 18) before returning to the Millis Center on Jan. 21 to host Presbyterian.