Campbell County’s girls had a nice little three-game win streak going until Maryville High School’s basketball team got in the way Saturday afternoon.
Senior guard Jessica Moore led all scorers with 27 points in a losing cause for the Lady Cougars (4-2 overall), who were beaten 60-50 by the Lady Rebels on the final day of the Heritage Thanksgiving Classic.
Sophomore Maria Foust contributed nine points to Campbell County’s cause, followed by Courtney Morris with six, Shayla Goins three, Kristin Chapman and Lindsay Evans two each, and Candice Seiber one.
Moore and Morris had four rebounds each. Foust and Chapman each grabbed half a dozen rebounds. Chapman also blocked a pair of shots.
The Lady Cougars began the Heritage tournament with their third consecutive victory: a 71-69 overtime decision over the previously unbeaten Lady Mountaineers (3-1 overall) on their home court.
Moore burned Heritage for 20 points and hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with two seconds left to force OT, 60-60. The Campbell University signee scored nine points in the fourth quarter alone.
Chapman and Foust finished with 13 each, followed by Seiber with seven, Goins and Morris six each, Evans and Amber Young two each.
Lauren Burnett turned in a game-high 20 points for Heritage.
Chapman sank a 3-pointer from the right corner to give the Lady Cougars a 31-29 halftime lead.
The Lady Mountaineers came back to take the lead, 42-37, at the end of the third quarter. It was a dogfight over the final 12 minutes.
The game was tied five times in the fourth quarter before Moore made the shot that sent it into overtime.
Campbell County played tough defense down the stretch and forced a turnover on an inbounds play that kept it a three-point game.
The Lady Cougars broke a 64-64 tie in overtime. Chapman made a 3-pointer from the left wing, and Foust hit a pair of free throws to keep Campbell County in the lead.
Campbell County previously defeated Scott County, 79-44, on Nov. 24.
Seiber led 10 Lady Cougars into the scoring column with 16 points, including a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe.
Moore finished with 13 points, followed by Foust with 12, Chapman 10, Morris and Goins eight each, Evans and Young four each, Samantha Leach and Courtney Miller two each.
The Lady Cougar hit 19-of-22 free throws during the contest.
Shay Anderson scored all of her game-high 17 points during the last three quarters for Scott County.