After suffering two tough losses to open the season, the Campbell County High School boy’s varsity basketball team finally tasted victory Monday on opening night of the Scott High Thanksgiving Classic.
The Cougars (1-2 overall) outgunned Oneida, 87-74, in their highest scoring game to date. It’s the second time this season that Campbell County has scored at least 80 points.
Sophomore forward Cody Malicoat paced the Cougars with 20 points and nine rebounds but was the third leading scorer for the game. Cody Carson and Dylan West set a torrid scoring pace for the Indians with 28 and 25 points, respectively.
Campbell County led throughout the game but could never seem to put Oneida away. The Cougars were up 40-31 at halftime and held a seven-point lead, 56-49, going to the fourth quarter.
Eleven players scored for the Cougars, who needed every point they could get. Chad Wagers chipped in 17 points, followed by Nick Litton, Ethan Simpson, Brandon Lee and Sean Chapman with nine each; Tyler Chapman four; Cory Poteet and Matt Miller three each; Dylan Stanfield and Jordan Kindred two each.
Wagers hit five of Campbell County’s 13 three-pointers during the game. Malicoat scored 17 of his points in the fourth quarter when Oneida threatened the Cougars’ lead. The Indians helped their cause by making 23 of 30 foul shots.
Campbell County also defeated Oneida, 74-41, in the girl’s game.
The backcourt tandem of Jessica Moore and Courtney Morris scored 19 points each to spearhead the Lady Cougars’ offensive attack.
Kristin Chapman added 10 points, followed by Candice Seiber with eight; Maria Foust, Shayla Goins, Amber Young and Lindsay Evans with four each; and Courtney Miller two.
Campbell County (2-1 overall) led 25-15 at halftime. Oneida got within single digits early in the third quarter before the Lady Cougars went on a tear to end the game with a 33-point margin of victory. Moore scored nine of her points during a third-quarter scoring blitz and finished with a trio of 3-pointers.
The Lady Cougars connected on 10 of 15 free throw chances.
Taylor Stephens led Oneida with 11 points and a trio of 3-pointers. The Lady Indians made 11 of 16 charity tosses.
Tournament action wrapped up last night (Tues.). Results and photos will be published in next week’s edition of the LaFollette Press.