CCHS swept by AC, Halls

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By Dwane Wilder

 Campbell County High School’s basketball teams lost a couple of heartbreakers last week to District 3-AAA rivals Anderson County and Knox Halls.

The Lady Cougars were beaten 56-54 in overtime Friday night by the visiting Lady Mavericks. Courtney Morris paced Campbell County (9-5 district, 14-9 overall) with 12 points, followed by Kristin Chapman and Amber Young with 9 each.

Cayla Oglesby and Maggie Smith carried Anderson County with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The game was tied 51-51 at the end of regulation.

The Lady Mavericks avenged a 45-39 loss they suffered the previous week in front of their home fans.

Three nights before, Campbell County’s girls lost a road game to Knox Halls by a final score of 45-29. Morris led the Lady Cougars with 9 points, followed by Shayla Goins with 7, Chapman 5, Young 4, Hannah Owens 3 and Niki Ward 1.

Campbell County’s boys endured a 59-48 loss Friday night to Anderson County. 

Point guard Tanner Torres didn’t hang 30-plus on the Cougars like he did the first time the two teams met this season, but his 19 points were enough to lead the AC boys to a big win on their rival’s home court.

Torres scored 13 of his points, including a trio of 3-pointers, during a first-quarter blitz.

Alan Holt and Taylor Chadwell chipped in 15 and 10 points, respectively, for the Mavs, who led 34-23 at halftime.

Lucas Nelson led the Cougars with 17 points, followed by Nick Litton with 8 points, Ethan Simpson 6, Matthew Bolton 5, Dylan Stanfield 4, Gunner St. John and Tyler Chapman 3 each, and Corey Poteet 2.

Earlier in the week, the Cougars fell 73-71 at Knox Halls.

Connor Froning led all scorers with 20 points, including five 3-point bombs, for the Red Devils.

Litton scored 22 of his game-high 28 points in the second half for Campbell County. Poteet chipped in 21, including 5 treys; while St. John had 12 points, Nelson 5, Brandon Lee 3 and Jordan Kindred 2.

Halls held a 35-24 edge at halftime.

Litton and Nelson scored 24 and 17 points, respectively, during a 68-63 home victory over Karns the previous night.