CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University redshirt senior Anthony Campbell recorded the 1,000th point of his career, among his game-high co-leading 20 points Wednesday night at the Dunn Center, as the Govs hammered Berea College 108-53.
Campbell’s 1,000th point came at the free-throw line with 17:01 left in the second half for Austin Peay (3-3), after Berea College’s Deon Banks was called for a technical foul.
He is the 32nd Governor in school history to reach 1,000 career points.
“I’m really happy for Campbell because it’s quite a milestone and distinction, especially the way he’s done it,” Austin Peay coach Dave Loos said. “With what he’s had to fight through and to score 1,000 points I’m happy for him.”
Reaching that milestone seemed a foregone conclusion after his sophomore season, when he stood at 739 points, but the Edwardsville, Ill., native was limited to 10 games in each of the last two seasons after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in each campaign.
Also totaling 20 points for the Govs, who finished the night with five players breaking double figures, was freshman Corey Arentsen – who hit all seven second-half shot attempts, including six straight three pointers at one point, after recording two misses in the first half.
The 20 points marked the first time Arentsen broke into double figures for the Govs this season.
“I’m not surprised with the way he shot the ball in the second half,” Loos said. “He can really stroke it if you give him a clean look and he gets his feet set and squared up. He can make a large portion of his shots and he did tonight.”
In addition to Campbell and Arentsen, junior Travis Betran added 16 and freshman Chris Horton 15, including a reverse slam on a lob from fellow freshman AJ Lynch – who finished with nine assists on the evening. Junior Will Triggs also snapped a recent scoring slump with 11 points.
Berea College (6-3), a NAIA member, had three players score double figures — led by Koty Riley’s 13 points – but for the most part the Mountaineers struggled offensively against the Govs finishing the night shooting only 32.8 percent from the floor compared to the 56.7 percent shot by Austin Peay.
“The last thing we talked about before the left the locker room tonight was it’s not who you’re playing, but how you play the game,” Loos said. “We did some good things, but there were also some teachable moments out there too.”
Next up for Austin Peay is a home game versus Fairfield, on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., in a rematch of the 2010-11 Sears Bracket Buster game played back during the 2010-11 season, won by Stags 76-69 in Bridgeport, Conn.
Austin Peay 108, Berea College 53
Berea College 23-30—53
Austin Peay 45-63—108
Berea College: Trent Maddox 5, Tevin Webster 6, Koty Riley 13, Aaron Ponder 2, Rashad Hayden 2, Dominique Garmon 11, Tyler Huff 2, Deon Banks 12. Totals 21 8-11 53.
Austin Peay: Will Triggs 11, Anthony Campbell 20, Chris Horton 15, Travis Betran 16, AJ Lynch 7, Thomas Greer 3, Chris Freeman 7, Corey Arentsen 20, Herdie Lawrence 2, Joe Harms 5, Matt Hasse 2. Totals 38 20-27 108.
3-point goals: Berea College: 3 (Maddox 1, Riley 1, Garmon 1); Austin Peay 12 (Campbell 2, Betran 3, Lynch 1, Arentsen 6).
Records: Berea College 6-3; Austin Peay 3-3.
Berea (Ky) at APSU Photo Gallery
About Chris Austin
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
Web Site: http://www.clarksvillesportsnetwork.com
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TopicsAJ Lynch, Anthony Campbell, APSU, Austin Peay, Austin Peay State University, Basketball, Berea College, boys basketball, Chris Freeman, chris horton, Clarksville, Clarksville Sports Network, Corey Arentsen, Dave Loos, Govs, Herdie Lawrence, Joe Harms, Matt Hasse, NCAA, Ohio Valley Conference, OVC, Thomas Greer, Travis Betran, Will Triggs
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