Class size didn’t keep Scott High from being a tough opponent Monday night for Campbell County’s varsity basketball teams.
The Class AAA Cougars defeated the Class AA Highlanders in both girl’s and boy’s games at John R.W. Brown Gymnasium.
But it was never easy.
Diminutive Scott point guard Kate Lowe hung 28 points and five treys on the Lady Cougars in the girl’s game. The junior sharpshooter scored 15 points in the first half alone.
Campbell County was able to hold off the Lady Highlanders, 59-48, with superior play by post players Megan Chapman and Candice Seiber, who combined for 25 points and 30 rebounds.
Each had a double-double in points and rebounds.
Chapman, a senior, had 17 boards to go with a dozen points while Seiber had 13 in each category.
Wing player Jessica Moore led the Lady Cougars with 17 points and made a layup at the end of the first half to give her team a 29-24 lead. Lindsay Evans scored all eight of her points in the first half for Campbell County.
Several freshmen contributed to the Lady Cougars’ cause. Kristin Chapman chipped in four points, Courtney Morris and Maria Foust two each, and Shayla Goins one.
Campbell County made 11 of 15 free throws but did not hit a three-pointer for the first time in recent memory.
The boy’s game was equally competitive. The Cougars won, 53-39, but the Highlanders made them work for it.
Big men Zach Norman and Sean Ward, with 11 and 10 points respectively, were Campbell County’s only scorers in double figures.
Point guard Troy Arnold finished with nine points followed by Lucas Nelson and Chris Poteet seven each, Cody Suttles four, Justin Young three and Cody Malicoat two.
It was the first game back for Poteet, the Cougars’ best outside shooter, who had missed the previous three games because of a sprained ankle. Six of his seven points came from beyond the three-point arc.
Nelson opened the game with a trey and hit another at the end of the first quarter to give Campbell County an 11-8 edge.
The Cougars broke a 13-13 deadlock in the second quarter to take a 21-18 halftime lead.
Poteet found his range in the second half and stroke a three-pointer at the third quarter buzzer to push the Cougars’ advantage to double digits, 35-24, for the first time.
Jordan Boshears led the feisty Highlanders with nine points.