HICKORY, N.C. — Freshman guard Camari Jeter scored a career-high 27 points on Monday, leading the 15th-ranked Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team to a 70-58 victory against Bryant & Stratton at the Tarlton Complex.
With the win, the Red Hawks improve to 5-1 overall and 4-1 in Region 10 play.
Catawba Valley took an early 19-10 lead after the first quarter of Monday's matinee game against the Bobcats (3-2, 2-2 in Region 10) with freshman Kelis Carmon leading the early surge with seven first-quarter points.
Bryant & Stratton managed to close its deficit to a single point by halftime, trailing 33-32 to CVCC at the break. Jeter led all scorers at the half with 10 points.
Jeter nearly doubled her first-half point total in the third quarter, scoring nine points to help the Red Hawks extend their lead to 52-45 heading into the final quarter of play.
The Bobcats made it close late, pulling within two points of the lead, but Jeter once again helped power CVCC with eight fourth-quarter points, including four made free throws down the stretch, helping her team complete the regular-season sweep of the Bobcats.
Freshman Kelis Carmon added 17 points and 15 rebounds in the win for Catawba Valley, while sophomore Adrianna Davis tallied 11 points, five rebounds, four blocks and four steals.
The CVCC women's basketball team returns to action on Thursday with a road contest against Patrick Henry Community College. Tip off is set for 5 p.m. in Martinsville, Va.