On Monday night, Feb. 6, the Campbell County High School freshman girls and boys visited Anderson County for a basketball rematch. The Lady Cougars wasted no time taking care of AC, 61-45. In the nightcap, the freshman boys followed suit.
In the first quarter, led by a perfect (4 for 4) shooting by Andrew Evans, the Cougars jumped out to a 20-15 lead. In the second period, CCHS pulled away to a 36-28 lead on the strength of 63 percent shooting from the field and balanced scoring with Roston Letner and Darin Gillenwater chipping in four each and Dylan Clawson three. Campbell County stretched the lead to 10 by the end of the third, 49-39, with six of 10 free throw shooting. Evans, Gillenwater and Dakota Dossett hit two free throws each. Dossett fouled out in the fourth quarter, but the Cougars held on to win, 66-58, to finish the season with a 9-2 overall record, including a 2-0 mark against Anderson County.
Gillenwater led all scorers with 21 points. Evans tied Letner with 14 points. Evans also led the team with 11 rebounds, which gave him his second double double of the season.
Other scorers for the Cougars included Dossett with eight, Pebley five and Clawson four.
Rebounding totals for Campbell County included Letner with six, Gillenwater and Pebley four each, Dossett three and Chambers one.
Letner led in assists with five, followed by Dossett with three; and Gillenwater, Evans and Pebley one each. Campbell County shot an impressive 50 percent from the field and 68 percent from the foul line.
Varsity boys’ head coach Matt Housley has stressed the importance of playing well against AC and keeping hometown talent at home. He was successful in keeping the core of two good middle school teams.
Altogether, the CCHS boys’ and girls’ varsity, junior varsity and freshman teams went 8-2 this season against Anderson County.