Campbell County’s freshmen made a successful basketball debut Tuesday night during a varsity girl’s game against Claiborne County.
Freshmen Shayla Goins, Maria Foust, Courtney Morris, Courtney Miller and Kristin Chapman scored a combined 24 points—half of Claiborne County’s total offensive output—during a 69-48 win.
Junior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 21 points, including a trio of three-pointers, for the Lady Cougars.
Ariel Nickell paced the Lady Bulldogs with 19 points.
“The first half we looked a little bit uptight,” said Campbell County coach Ryan Browning.
“I’m glad we had this game before we start our district schedule.”
The Lady Cougars had a sizeable lead in the second half before Claiborne County rallied to get within two, 39-37. Campbell County regrouped and then blew the game open with a 30-11 run.
Megan Chapman, Candice Seiber and Goins finished with 10 points each; Foust five; Morris four; Miller three; Lindsay Evans, Kelli Bolton and Kristin Chapman two each.
“We played well in stretches,” said Browning.
“We still need to work on some things like getting the ball into our post and playing better defense. But I was glad to get everybody some game experience.”
The Lady Cougars play tonight (Thurs.) at Morristown West.