Perez, Laster lift Gardner-Webb past Campbell 79-74
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BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) Jose Perez had 19 points to lead five Gardner-Webb players in double figures as the Runnin' Bulldogs narrowly beat Campbell 79-74 in the Big South Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.
The NCAA's leading scorer, Chris Clemons, had 23 points for the Fighting Camels (20-12) as his last chance for an appearance in the NCAA Tournament was dashed by the loss. Clemons finished the night with 3,193 points, remaining fourth on the all-time NCAA scoring list. He can still pass Lionel Simmons (3,217) for third and Freeman Williams (3,249) for second as Campbell will receive an automatic bid to the NIT as the regular-season champion of the Big South.
Cory Gensler added 20 points. Isaac Chatman had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Camels.
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Updated March 8, 2019