TOP PHOTO: “They don’t want to lose,” said Campbell Coach Ernie Mac Clawson after his team’s 65 to 62 home win over Powell. (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S MATTHEW MOORE)

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – “There’s a thing called will power, and these Cougars have it. They have the will to win. They don’t want to lose,” said Campbell Coach Ernie Mac Clawson after his team’s 65 to 62 home win over Powell. WATCH all the big plays right HERE on demand.

As snow fell outside, the Cougars and Panthers were going back and forth inside Brown Gym in a tight district match-up. With 2:23 to play, Devin Jones pulled Campbell to within one with a free throw, and then the Panthers threw the ball away. Nate Walden promptly came down court and nailed a three giving the Cougars the lead for good at 58 to 56 at the 1:45 mark.

Following Walden’s trey, Devin Jones had a big shot block and foul with Powell making the first free throw and missing the second as Seth Ward snagged the rebound. Jones then drove the baseline for a lay in at just under a minute pushing Campbell ahead 60 to 57.

With 40-seconds left, Ward knocked the ball away from a Panther and raced down the floor for a snowbird and was fouled missing the shot. He hit one of two free throws giving CCHS a four point edge of 61 to 57.

Next trip down the floor, a charge was called on a Panther as he scored a bucket. Then the official changed his call to a block. Powell converted making it a three-point play and carved the Cougar lead down to 61-60.

After a Campbell timeout, Spencer Boshears hit a field goal making it a three-point game. Powell matched Boshears field goal and immediately called a time out. Out of the time out, Powell fouled Walden with 12-seconds to play. He converted both free tosses giving Campbell a 65-62 lead. Powell missed at the buzzer, and the Cougars swept Powell in the regular season series.


Second chance points and converted free throws by Powell were part of the undoing of the Campbell Lady Cougars this afternoon on Brown Court. CCHS fell to the Lady Panthers 44 to 40. Bailey Gillum hit a three at the buzzer.

Freshman Izzy Proffitt led Campbell with 10 points this afternoon followed by nine from Kayleigh Jordan with Bailey Gillum chipping in eight. Alyssa Brown scored seven as Cora Browning added four, and Megan Asher had two.

The Lady Cougars are 6 & 10 in all contests and sport a 5 & 6 district record. The Cougars record is 8 & 7 and in the district, it is 6 & 6.

Campbell hosts Central on Tuesday.

Below is an updated schedule as of Jan. 25.

The Cougars and Lady Cougars have a revamped schedule, and here it is:

UPDATED CCHS 2020-2021 Basketball Schedule (02/01/2021-6AM)

TUE   JAN   5       Karns                    AWAY

Lady Cougars 70 Karns 35 Karns 78 Cougars 63

THU Jan 7 Oak Ridge HOME

Oak Ridge 62 Lady Cougars 42 Oak Ridge 81 Cougars 50

SAT   JAN   9       Clinton*                 HOME

Clinton 62 Cougars 51 (the girls game was postponed)

TUE  JAN 12        Halls                      HOME

Halls 53 Lady Cougars 50 Cougars 51 Halls 48

FRI   JAN 15         Karns                    HOME

Lady Cougars 73 Karns 31 Cougars 71 Karns 65

SAT JAN 16 Fulton HOME (Girls ONLY)

Fulton 55 Lady Cougars 45

TUE  JAN 19        Powell                   AWAY

Powell 51 Lady Cougars 39 Cougars 68 Powell 66

THU JAN 21 Central AWAY

Lady Cougars 54 Central 50 2 OT Central 67 Cougars 46

SAT JAN  23       Clinton                  AWAY

Clinton 63 Lady Cougars 50 Clinton 58 Cougars 50

MON JAN 25       Cocke Co.            HOME

Cocke County 60 Lady Cougars 55 Cougars 84 Cocke County 70

TUE  JAN 26        Halls                      AWAY

Halls 50 Lady Cougars 47 Cougars 62 Halls 59

THU JAN 28        Anderson Co.       HOME

Lady Cougars 53 Anderson 35 Cougars 57 Anderson 45 OT

SAT JAN 30         Powell                  HOME

Powell 44 Lady Cougars 40 Cougars 65 Powell 62

TUE FEB 2 Central HOME

FRI FEB 5 Oak Ridge AWAY

SAT FEB 6 Oneida AWAY – Boys Varsity ONLY at 5:30 pm

MON FEB 8 Clinton HOME – Lady Cougars ONLY at 6:30 pm

TUE FEB 9 Cocke Co. AWAY


Unless otherwise noted, ALL game times are:

JV games tip at 4:30 pm – Varsity Girls at 6 pm – Varsity Boys at 7:30 pm

2020-2021 CCHS Basketball Results

NOV 17  A         Lady Cougars 57              Hardin Valley Academy 28

NOV 19  H        Bearden 59                         Lady Cougars 37

                            Bearden 91                         Cougars 48

DEC 10  H        CAK 60                                Lady Cougars 45

                             Cougars 87                          Knoxville Ambassadors 71

DEC 11  A         Lady Cougars 60                Anderson County 52

                             Anderson County 86         Cougars 53

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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/30/2021-6AM)