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CCHS girls defeat Powell, AC and Karns

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By Dwane Wilder

 Campbell County High School’s girls won three out of four district basketball games heading into Tuesday’s road trip to Knox Halls.

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The Lady Cougars (9-3 district, 14-7 overall) defeated Powell 65-48 last Tuesday, knocked off host Anderson County 45-39 on Thursday and then fell 63-45 Friday at Oak Ridge before bouncing back with a 77-44 home win Monday against Karns.

Junior point guard Courtney Morris had a big game against Powell with 25 points. Shayla Goins chipped in 12, followed by Kristin Chapman with 8, Courtney Miller and Samantha Leach 6 each, Amber Young and Hannah Owens 4 each.

Shea Coker led Powell with 13 points.

Two nights later, the Lady Cougars trailed by 2 points going into the fourth quarter against Anderson County. Morris came through in the clutch with 11 of her team-high 14 points in the second half to help Campbell County secure the win.

Goins and Samantha Leach contributed mightily to the Lady Cougars’ cause with 9 points each. Miller added 6, Kristy Owens 3, Chapman and Young 2 each. Chapman had a good all-around game with 7 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocked shots.

Cayla Oglesby and Kaitlyn Cupples paced Anderson County with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

On Friday night, Armeka Booker set a new Oak Ridge scoring record with 43 points to help the Lady Wildcats avenge an earlier loss to the Lady Cougars.

Young led Campbell County with 12 points, followed by Morris and Goins with 10 each, Niki Ward 6, Miller 3, Emily Byrge 2, Chapman and Rachel Harris 1 each.

The Lady Cougars came back this week with a 33-point thumping of Karns.

Goins powered in a game-high 23 points, followed by Morris with 10, Hannah Owens 8, Chapman 7, Miller and Young 6 each, Byrge 4, Ward and Harris 3 each, Chelsea King and Kristy Owens 2 each.

Morris dished out a whopping 11 assists and made 4 steals.

Boy’s action

Campbell County’s boys had a tough time with district losses to Powell, 65-58; Anderson County, 79-72; and Oak Ridge, 80-62; but managed to salvage the week with a 68-63 come-from-behind win against Karns.

Nick Litton led the Cougars against Powell with 15 points, followed by Corey Poteet with 13, Lucas Nelson 12, Ethan Simpson 9, Dylan Stanfield 7 and Jordan Kindred 2. Steven Parsons and Zach Miracle comprised a potent one-two punch for the Panthers with 22 and 21 points, respectively.

The Cougars led much of the way against Anderson County only to lose it at the end. Campbell County had a 12-point lead in the first half before the Mavericks (6-5 district, 11-10 overall) cut it to 39-37 just before halftime.

Anderson County erased a 2-point deficit early in the fourth quarter and took the lead briefly. Campbell County came back to tie the game, 72-72, then began milking some time off the clock with three minutes left.

The Mavericks pulled back in front and never relinquished their lead. Tanner Torres led all scorers with 33 points, including four 3-pointers, and made 8 of 10 free throws for Anderson County.

Nelson and Poteet paced the Cougars with 16 points each, followed by Simpson with 13; Litton and Kindred 7 each; Stanfield 4; Brandon Lee, Matt Bolton and Tyler Chapman 3 each.

Campbell County hit a dozen 3-point goals during the game.

In the loss to Oak Ridge, Poteet led the Cougars with 21 points, followed by Nelson with 17 and Litton 14.

Trevez Smith carried the Wildcats with 18 points.

During Monday night's home game against Karns, the Cougars (5-7 district, 11-11 overall) rallied from a 17-point deficit to post a crucial late-season district victory.