KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – It was there for the taking, and Campbell County just could not cash in one of its four tries at a field goal in the closing seconds of the opening district game on Tuesday night. The homestanding West Rebels escaped with a 79-77 win after leading by 20 points late in the third quarter. Watch all the big shots and big plays right HERE on demand from WLAF.
The Cougars staged a ferocious fourth quarter comeback outscoring West 25 to 10. It was a 77-77 game after senior Spencer Boshears nailed a deep left corner three near the Cougar bench. West answered with a basket at the bucket at the right end rim to push the score out to 79-77. With 16-seconds to play, Boshears missed a three from the same spot as the make. A Rebel grabbed the carom and immediately traveled. In the game’s final eight-seconds, senior Nate Walden drove strong down the right baseline for a lay up, and the ball fell off the iron. Zac Brady’s put back missed on what was a career night for the senior big man. Bryson Horton, also a senior, snagged the ball and his last-second shot for two missed as West escaped with the victory.
Walden, a member of Campbell’s thousand-point club, led CCHS with 21 followed by Brady’s 19 and 11 points from junior Devon Jones. Junior John John Long and Boshears rang up 10 points each. David Adkins, a junior, put up four markers followed by Horton’s two.
The Cougars are 2 & 4 (0 & 1 district) and are five points away from being 5 & 1.
The Lady Cougars blitzed West 57 to 12, and the margin could have been much wider. Freshman Lacey Pemberton tallied three field goals in each half plus a pair of second half free throws to lead the game and score more points than West as a team.
Pemberton’s 14 points were tops in the game followed by fellow Freshman Karlie Whited’s 11. Senior Cora Browning posted nine points, and Freshmen Saylor Hutcheson and Carley Kitts finished with six each. Lillie Slover, a junior, had four while Senior Bailey Gillum had three, and it was two points a piece for Sophomore Emma Brandenburg and Freshman Bella Lester.
A 5 & 1 mark sits beside the Lady Cougars ledger to go along with a 1 & 0 start to the district slate.
The district schedule continues on Friday at Knoxville for Campbell. Karns will host the Cougars and Lady Cougars.
Josh Parker, Voice of the Cougars, will be behind the mic with all the fun over the WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Shop Sports Network over AM 1450 and FM 100.9 with the telecast on WLAF-TV 12 as well as 1450wlaf.com, Facebook, YouTube, RokuTV and Amazon Firestick.
Class 4A Region 2 District 3 (Halls and Clinton left the district and West is added)
Campbell Co. High School (Jacksboro, TN)
Karns High School (Knoxville, TN)
Knoxville Central High School (Knoxville, TN)
Oak Ridge High School (Oak Ridge, TN)
Powell High School (Powell, TN)
West High School (Knoxville, TN)
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Boys’Head Coach: Ernie Clawson Girls’ Head Coach: Jason Kitts
Co-Head Coach: Brandon Clawson Assistants: Ryan Browning, Adam Assistant Coaches: Don Atherton, Jake Lane Ellison, Brooke Kitts
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/08/2021-6AM)