It’s been a good week for Campbell County High School’s varsity basketball teams, both of which won 2 of 3 road games against quality competition.
The Lady Cougars (1-0 district, 4-3 overall) suffered a narrow loss, 64-59, on Dec. 2 at Class AAA state runner-up Morristown West, but picked up a key district victory, 61-38, two nights earlier at Clinton.
Campbell County had four players score in double figures against Mo West. Shayla Goins led a balanced attack with 12 points, followed by Courtney Morris and Courtney Miller with 11 each, Amber Young 10, Maria Foust 6, Hannah Owens 5 and Kristin Chapman 4. Young pulled down 9 rebounds, while Morris made 8 assists and 3 steals.
Against Clinton, Morris scored 18 points, followed by Samantha Leach with 11, Chapman 10, Foust 6; Goins and Miller 3 each; Young, Owens, Chelsea King, Kristy Owens and Rachel Harris 2 each. Chapman had 9 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Morris had 4 assists, while Miller had 4 steals. Leach hit 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range.
The Lady Cougars also defeated Lenoir City, 57-45, on Nov. 29. Chapman and Miller set the scoring pace with 11 points each, followed by Young with 9, Goins 8, Morris 7, King 4, Niki Ward 3, Owens and Foust 2 each and Leach 1. Young had 8 rebounds; Morris had 8 assists; and Morris and Miller each made 3 steals.
Campbell County’s boys avenged a season-opening loss to Morristown West with an 84-69 win on the Trojans’ home court. Sophomore sharpshooter Corey Poteet poured in a career-high 29 points for the Cougars (0-1 district, 5-3 overall) and came close to matching his older brother’s school single-game 3-pointer record with 7 treys.
Nick Litton chipped in 19 points, followed by Jordan Kindred with 17 and Gunner St. John 11.
The Cougars also defeated Lenoir City, 87-82. Litton led the charge with 25 points, followed by Lucas Nelson with 24 and Kindred 12. Ethan Simpson, Poteet and Dylan Stanfield combined for 24 points.
The only blemish on Campbell County’s week was a 77-75 overtime loss at league rival Clinton on Nov. 30. Litton had 21 points in that game, followed by Simpson and Poteet with 14 each, and Nelson 13.