NEWPORT, TN (WLAF) – The Cougars and Lady Cougars alike started slowly Tuesday night at Cocke County. Very slowly. Each let the host teams on their homecoming night jump out to early double-digit leads.
The Lady Cougars dug out of their first quarter 15-2 hole and had a couple of chances to win or tie Tuesday night’s game in the closing seconds. However, Cocke County made free throws when it had to and won the white knuckler 47 to 46.
Freshman Izzy Proffitt recorded her first-ever double-double as a Lady Cougar with 16 points and 11 boards. Cora Browning posted 11 points followed by eight from Alyssa Brown, Bailey Gillum’s seven and four from Keely Nelson.
The Cougars spotted Cocke County a 10-point lead at 14 to 4 before the Orange-n-Blue decided to make a game of it with a 30 to 14 run. By the time the 4th quarter started, Campbell held a six point lead of 34-28.
The final frame was back and forth until Cocke County broke a 42-42 tie by nailing a three with four minutes to go to make it a 45-42 game. The Fighting Cocks pushed the lead out to 49 to 43 as Cougar Nate Walden fouled out with 90-seconds left.
Sloppy play did in the Cougars especially in the final two-minutes of play. It enabled Cocke County to score 15 of the last 20 points of the night enroute to a 57 to 47 win. Cocke County posted 28 points through the first three quarters and then outscored Campbell 29 to 13 in the final quarter.
Devin Jones led the Cougars with 13 while Nate Walden finished with 11 points. John John Long had a double-double of 10 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Spencer Boshears tallied eight points as Bryson Horton ended with three and Seth Ward put up a couple.
Back on Jan. 25 on Brown Court, Cocke County left town with a 60 to 55 win over the Lady Cougars while the Cougars claimed an 84-70 victory. The Cougars game was not as close as the score indicated.
The Lady Cougars are 9 & 12 in all contests and sport a final district record of 7 & 7. The Cougars record is 10 & 9, and its complete district mark is 7 & 7.
Campbell returns home to host Scott on Thursday night, homecoming night. Watch all the live televised coverage right here over the WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network.
The seeding for the district tournament continues to fall into place though not yet finalized. However, both the Lady Cougars and Cougars will host first round district tournament games next week with dates and opponents still not determined.
UPDATED CCHS 2020-2021 Basketball Schedule (02/09/2021-6AM)
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
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
Lady Cougars 55 Central 39 Cougars 59 Central 57
FRI FEB 5 Oak Ridge AWAY
Oak Ridge 60 Lady Cougars 26 Oak Ridge 87 Cougars 48
SAT FEB 6 Oneida AWAY – Cougars Varsity ONLY at 5:30 pm
Cougars 68 Oneida 52
MON FEB 8 Clinton HOME – Lady Cougars ONLY at 6:30 pm
Lady Cougars 63 Clinton 58
TUE FEB 9 Cocke Co. AWAY
Cocke County 47 Lady Cougars 46 Cocke County 57 Cougars 47
THU FEB 11 Scott HOME – Homecoming festivities follow the boys game
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JV games tip at 4:30 pm – Varsity Girls at 6 pm – Varsity Boys at 7:30 pm
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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/10/2021-6AM)