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CCHS teams are double trouble for Powell

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By Dwane Wilder

Sophomore Kristin Chapman scored seven of her team-high 11 points during the second half of Tuesday night’s game against Powell to help the Campbell County High School girl’s varsity basketball team notch its first district win this season.

The Lady Cougars (1-1 district, 5-3 overall) rallied from a four-point halftime deficit to win 52-43 in front of their hometown fans.

Seniors Jessica Moore and Candice Seiber chipped in nine points each for Campbell County, while Courtney Morris and Shayla Goins had six each, Amber Young four, Courtney Miller three, Lindsay Evans and Maria Foust two each.

Andrea Coomer and Jill Herman paced the Lady Panthers (2-1 district, 4-2 overall) with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Campbell County also won the boy’s varsity game but didn’t score nearly as many points as it usually does. The Cougars defeated Powell, 71-55, which was 20 points off the pace they used to beat Cumberland Gap on Friday night.

Big men Sean Chapman and Cody Malicoat had nearly identical stats — 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals — while leading Campbell County (1-1 district, 4-5 overall) to the victory. The only difference was that Chapman, at 6-foot-8, swatted four shots.

Nick Litton was a big contributor to the Cougars’ cause with 14 points and eight boards.

Ethan Simpson finished with eight points and three assists. Tyler Chapman also scored eight points, followed by Matt Miller with six and Jordan Kindred five. Miller led Campbell County with four assists.

The Cougars made 15-of-22 foul shots during the contest.

Campbell County took a 14-12 at the end of the first quarter on a Miller steal and layup.

It was a two-point game, 34-32 Cougars, at halftime. The Cougars led by as many as 15 points in the second half but left the door open for a possible Powell comeback.

Shaquille Cantrell and Chris Wilson combined for 25 of the Panthers’ 32 points in the first half. Powell dropped to 1-2 in league play and 3-3 overall.