Campbell 68, ETSU 62

BUIES CREEK, N.C. -- Lorne Merthie scored 20 points and Campbell defeated East Tennessee State 68-62 on Monday night.

Jonathan Rodriguez finished with 11 points and 14 rebounds and Matt Gwynne tallied 14 points as Campbell (13-15, 10-9 Atlantic Sun Conference) topped the Buccaneers for the first time in school history.

ETSU (18-10, 12-6) led 38-30 at halftime, but shot 27.3 percent in the second half (9-for-33), snapping a 10-game winning streak against the Camels.

Mike Smith led the Buccaneers with 25 points and 13 rebounds. Kevin Tiggs, who has scored at least 24 points in each of the last five games, tallied 12 points against Campbell.

The Camels, who turned the ball over 13 times for 20 ETSU points, outrebounded the Buccaneers 44-38. Campbell picked up 12 second-chance points, compared to six by ETSU.