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Lady Cougars close out the regular season with district trouncing of Knoxville Central

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By Dwane Wilder

 Campbell County’s girls closed out the regular season Thursday night at Knoxville with a 73-56 rout of District 3-AAA basketball rival Central.

Junior point guard Courtney Morris scored 11 of her team-high 24 points during a fourth-quarter blitz for the Lady Cougars (11-5 district, 16-9 overall). Campbell County led 36-20 at halftime.

Shayla Goins, a junior post player, also had a big game for the Lady Cougars. She powered in 16 points, followed by Kristin Chapman with 10, Amber Young 9, Samantha Leach 6, Courtney Miller 5 and Rachel Harris 2. The Lady Cougars hit eight 3-pointers during the game. Morris made 5 treys, while Leach had 2.

No one can accuse the host Lady Bobcats of getting a little home cooking from the officials. Campbell County made one more foul shot (18-of-31) than Central attempted (11-of-17). 

Makayla Graham led all scorers with 25 points for the Lady Bobcats. Jalisa Ash added 15 points to Central’s cause.

Campbell County’s boys had no such luck in their game at Central. The Bobcats scored at-will while posting a 106-69 win over the Cougars. Central’s Marcus Stanford poured in 23 points to lead all scorers.
Lucas Nelson paced Campbell County with 19 points, followed by Corey Poteet and Nick Litton with 11 each, Shaun Phillips 8, Tyler Chapman 6, Matthew Bolton 5, Dylan Stanfield 4, Brandon Lee 3 and Aaron Brown 2.

During a 64-61 loss at Karns three nights earlier, Nelson scored 31 points, including six 3-pointers, while Litton had 20 points.

The Lady Cougars defeated Karns, 62-51. Goins led four players in double figures with 16 points, followed by Chapman with 14, Morris 12 and Young 11. Hannah Owens chipped in 4 points, Miller and Kristy Owens 2 each, and Niki Ward 1.