Campbell men and women sweep Big South basketball Player of the Week honors

Posted 12/5/19

Campbell’s basketball programs took a rare sweep of the Big South Player of the Week honors for both men’s and women’s basketball.

After leading Campbell to three wins in four games, Cedric …

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Campbell men and women sweep Big South basketball Player of the Week honors

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Campbell’s basketball programs took a rare sweep of the Big South Player of the Week honors for both men’s and women’s basketball.

After leading Campbell to three wins in four games, Cedric Henderson Jr. has been named the conference’s men’s basketball player of the week.

A sophomore forward from Memphis, Tennessee, Henderson averaged a team-best 11.5 points and shot 80.8% (21-26) from the field in four games. After scoring 8 points (4-5 field goals) in a 62-57 win over Jacksonville, Henderson earned all-tournament status at the Hilton Garden Inn FGCU Classic.

In three games over the weekend, he led the Camels in scoring (12.7) and shot 81% (17-212) from the floor, while averaging 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 50% (1-2) from 3-point range and 75% (3-4) from the line.

In an 84-74 loss to Georgia Southern, Henderson made all six of his shots from the floor in a 12-point outing. He followed with 10 points (4-6 FG, 1-2 3FG) and two steals in a 51-46 win over host Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. On Sunday, Henderson made 7-of-9 shots and 2-2 from the stripe in a season-high 16-point effort to lift the Camels to a 58-56 win over North Dakota.

On the year, Henderson is averaging 11.1 points, while shooting 74% (37-50) from the floor, 61.5% (8-13) from 3-point distance and 87.5% (7-8) from the line. He also is averaging 3.9 rebounds per game and has scored in double digits six times through eight contests.

After scoring 20 points in a comeback win over Kennesaw State, Hayley Barber has been named the Big South women’s basketball Player of the Week.

Barber scored 17 of her 20 points in the second half including 13 in the third period to help Campbell secure the 63-51 comeback victory.

Campbell trailed by six at the break, 26-20, before Barber and Luana Serranho combined for 38 of the Camels 63 points.

The senior from Summerfield, North Carolina, scored her season high in points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field including 1-of-2 from deep and 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Barber’s 20-point outing marked her third double-digit outing of the season and the 19th of her career. It also tallied her third career 20-point performance.

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