Cougars make quick work of Oneida

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By Dwane Wilder

Zach Norman continues to impress as his basketball team continues to win.

The Campbell County High forward hit 10 of 13 shots from the field Thursday night at Oneida while powering in a game-high 21 points during a 67-35 Cougars’ victory.

Norman also grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds. Campbell County also scored from the perimeter. Guards Justin Young and Chris Poteet tallied 11 points each and combined to make five 3-point baskets.

“Physically, it was a mismatch,” said Cougars’ coach Barry Jones.

“We were much bigger than they were.”

Poteet got all three of his treys after injuring an ankle.

“They were playing a passive defense. It was a conservative man (defense), almost like a zone at times.”

Oneida was not able to produce a scorer in double figures. Chuck Jeffers led the Indians with nine points.

It was the second consecutive win for Campbell County, which improved its record to 3-1 overall heading into a busy stretch before the Christmas holidays.

Beginning with Tuesday night’s road trip to District 3-AAA rival Powell, the Cougars were scheduled to play five games in seven days. That includes a pair of home games against league foes Hardin Valley (Thurs.) and Oak Ridge (Sat.).

The Lady Cougars also won their game at Oneida, but by a much slimmer margin.

Candice Seiber set the pace with 17 points and seven rebounds in a 58-50 Campbell County victory.

Courtney Morris scored 13 points and dished out four assists for the Lady Cougars while Jessica Moore had 12 points, seven rebounds and a couple of steals. Also scoring for Campbell County was Kristin Chapman with six points, Lindsay Evans and Shayla Goins four each, and Megan Chapman two.