Fueled by Jessica Moore’s scoring punch, the Campbell County High School girl’s basketball team has won three consecutive games, all against District 3-AAA competition.
The Lady Cougars started their winning streak last Tuesday with an impressive, 73-34, victory at Karns.
Moore hit for 17 points, followed by Candice Seiber and Courtney Morris with 13 each, Lindsay Evans and Shayla Goins seven each, sisters Megan and Kristin Chapman six each, Maria Foust and Courtney Miller two each.
Not content to rest on their laurels, the Lady Cougars pinned a 52-47 defeat on Knoxville Central two nights later.
Moore paced a more balanced attack with 12 points, followed by Megan Chapman with eight, Morris and Seiber seven each, Kristin Chapman and Foust six each, Evans four and Goins two.
Four Campbell County players ended the game with three or more fouls each.
“It seemed like everybody had one,” said Lady Cougars’ coach Ryan Browning.
“But I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day.”
Free throw shooting was key for Campbell County. The Lady Cougars made 18-of-25 attempts, including 10-of-13 in the first half.
Late in the fourth quarter, Central got within one, 48-47, but no closer.
“We took a lot of low percentage shots,” said Browning.
“We’ve got to do a better job offensively of getting better looks for our post players.”
Campbell County improved its record to 3-5 in the district and 7-8 overall. Central dropped to 4-5 in league play and 9-10 overall. Alicia Robinson led the Lady Bobcats with 14 points, which included a pair of three-pointers and 8-of-10 free throws.
During the first half of Saturday night’s homecoming game, the Lady Cougars built a 16-point lead and rolled to a 62-46 triumph.
Moore lit up the Halls defense with a game-high 19 points, including five 3-pointers.
Seiber chipped in 15 points, while Megan Chapman had 10, Morris seven, Goins six and Evans five.
Campbell County hit 12-of-14 free throws during the contest.
Kelsey Evans scored a team-high 13 points for Halls, which fell to 1-8 in the district and 4-12 overall.
The Lady Cougars will go for their fourth consecutive victory tomorrow (Fri.) night at Hardin Valley Academy.