POWELL, TN (WLAF) – Traditionally, Oak Ridge is the team that bumps, pokes, pushes and presses for 32 minutes. Thursday night in the District 3-AAAA District Tournament Semi-finals at Hunter Gym, it was two teams playing that way as Campbell served up its own dish of bumping, poking, pushing and pressing.

There were two foul outs, two technical fouls and an ejection along the way as Campbell battled Oak Ridge with an aggression and emotion not recently seen from that side of the rivalry. Emma Brandenburg and Saylor Hutcheson fouled out with one of ‘Burg’s being a technical. Oak Ridge’s Lindsay Cleveland, in a tussle for the ball with Lady Cougar Destiny Rutherford, had had enough and responded in a manner that earned her a technical foul and an ejection.

The big difference in the game was that Oak Ridge forced its usual turnovers, but it also hit a high percentage from the field and the free stripe. Though Campbell had its moments forcing Oak Ridge turnovers, the Lady Cougars just did not get enough field goal attempts missed the balance of their free throws and ended up losing as a result. But make no mistake, Campbell took the fight to Oak Ridge all night.

Carley Kitts was tops for Campbell with 15. Brandenburg and Hutch tallied five each while Rutherford finished with four. Three points a piece came from Bella Lester and Aleah Woodson. Regan Stanfill added two.

Campbell plays Powell for third place on Monday at 6pm. WLAF will send you the live coverage. Oak Ridge and Karns play at 7:30 that night to decide the tournament champion. On the other side of Region 2, the District 4 tourney is being played at Farragut’s Sexton Gym. Farragut defeated Heritage 63-28 while Bearden bounced Maryville 50-43. Farragut and Bearden play for the district crown with Heritage and Maryville vying for third place. Depending on how the District 4 title game and District 3 consolation game turn out, Campbell will play Thursday at either Bearden or Farragut. Bearden is the defending state champion winning over Farragut for that honor a season ago.

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Lady Cougars 57 Claiborne 41…Cougars 77 Claiborne 49-Home Tue., Nov. 15, 2022

Halls 53 Lady Cougars 52…Cougars 74 Halls 67-Away Fri., Nov. 18, 2022

Lady Cougars 67 Sunbright 38…Cougars 63 Sunbright 47-Away Mon., Nov. 21, 2022

Oneida 48 Lady Cougars 45…Cougars 55 Oneida 54 (OT)-Away, Mon., Nov. 28, 2022

Hardin Valley 65 Lady Cougars 34…Hardin Valley 74 Cougars 49-Away, Tue., Nov. 29, 2022

Whitley 81 Cougars 61-Away, Fri., Dec. 02, 2022

Lady Cougars 60 West 16..West 63 Cougars 54-Home, Tue., Dec. 06, 2022

Karns 54 Lady Cougars 52..Karns 70 Cougars 37-Away, Fri., Dec. 09, 2022

Lady Cougars 47 Carter 41 (OT)..Carter 65 Cougars 58-Away, Mon., Dec. 12, 2022

Scott 37 Lady Cougars 34..Cougars 61 Scott 37-Home, Tue., Dec. 13, 2022

Hardin Valley Academy 82 Lady Cougars 43..HVA 69 Cougars 58-Home, Fri., Dec. 16, 2022

Cumberland County 60 Lady Cougars 25-Maryville..Cougars 64 Maryville Christian 50-Oneida, Tue., Dec. 20, 2022

Lady Cougars 41 Covington 27-Maryville..Cougars 62 Heritage Christian Academy (Alabama) 56-Oneida, Wed., Dec. 21, 2022

Boyd Buchanan 40 Lady Cougars 34-Maryville..Cougars game with Pickett County for the Oneida Christmas Tourney Title was cancelled due to incoming winter storm-Oneida, Thu., Dec. 22, 2022

Lady Cougars win in a forfeit with Oliver Springs-Knoxville, Tue., Dec. 27, 2022

Concord Christian 47 Lady Cougars 43-Knoxville, Wed., Dec. 28, 2022

Lady Cougars 71 Grace Baptist Academy 22-Knoxville, Thu., Dec. 29, 2022

Oneida 60 Lady Cougars 52..Cougars 78 Oneida 76 (2OT)-Home, Mon., Jan. 09, 2023

Lady Cougars 68 Central 40..Central 102 Cougars 91 (3OT)-Home, Tue., Jan. 10, 2023

Oak Ridge 56 Lady Cougars 40..Oak Ridge 85 Cougars 61-Away, Tue., Jan. 17, 2023

Karns 48 Lady Cougars 39..Karns 74 Cougars 55-Homecoming, Fri., Jan. 20, 2023

Lady Cougars 54 West 20..West 67 Cougars 65-Away, Tue., Jan. 24, 2023

Powell 39 Lady Cougars 36..Powell 64 Cougars 58-Away, Thu., Jan. 26, 2023

Central 53 Lady Cougars 42..Central 63 Cougars 54-Away, Fri., Jan. 27, 2023

Powell 49 Lady Cougars 44..Powell 78 Cougars 73 (2OT)-Home, Tue., Jan. 31, 2023

Oak Ridge 67 Lady Cougars 34..Oak Ridge 63 Cougars 61-Home, Thu., Feb. 02, 2023

Lady Cougars 36 Scott 28..Cougars 78 Scott 45-Away, Fri., Feb. 04, 2023

Lady Cougars 50 Carter 29..Cougars 68 Carter 63-Home, Tue., Feb. 07, 2023

Lady Cougars 67 Sunbright 26..Cougars 72 Sunbright 31-Home, Thu., Feb. 09, 2023

Whitley 73 Cougars 63-Home, Fri., Feb. 10, 2023

Lady Cougars 68 Central 48-Neutral at Powell in the opening round of the district tourney, Tue., Feb. 14, 2023

West 76 Cougars 62-Neutral at Powell in the opening round of the district tourney, Wed., Feb. 15, 2023

Oak Ridge 62 Lady Cougars 40-Neutral at Powell in the semi-finals of the district tourney, Thu., Feb. 16, 2023

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CCHS Basketball Schedule – UPDATED Wed., Jan. 16, 2023

Date School Site JV Time 
November 15 Claiborne (HOF) Home JVG 4:30 
November 18 Halls (HOF) Halls JVG 4:30 
November 21 Sunbright Sunbright JVB 5:00 
November 28 Oneida Oneida JVG 5:00 
November 29 Hardin Valley Hardin Valley JVB 4:30 
December 2 Whitley County (KY)- Boys only Whitley County JVB 6:00 
December 6 *West Home JVB 4:30 
December 9 *Karns Karns JVG 4:30 
December 12 Carter Carter JVB 4:30 
December 13 Scott County Home JVB 4:30 
December 16 Hardin Valley Home JVG 4:30 
December 20-22 Oneida Christmas Tournament (Boys) Oneida No TBD 
December 20-22 Heritage Christmas Tournament (Girls) Heritage High NO TBD 
December 27-29 Berean Christmas Tournament (Girls) Berean Christian NO TBD 
January 3 Scott County (Postponed to Feb 3rd) Scott JVG 5:00 
January 9 Oneida Home  JVB 4:30 
January 10 *Central Home JVB 4:30 
January 13 *Powell  PPD UNTIL THU., JAN. 26Powell JVB 4:30 
January 17 *Oak Ridge Oak Ridge JVB 4:30 
January 20 *Karns  HOMECOMINGHome JVB 4:30 
January 24  *West  West JVB 4:30 
January 27 *Central  Central JVG 4:30 
January 31 *Powell  Home JVB 4:30 
February 2 *Oak Ridge Home JVG 4:30 
February 3 Scott County Scott JVG 5:00 
February 7 Carter Home  JVG 4:30 
February 9 Sunbright Home JVG 4:30 
February 10 Whitley County (KY) – Boys only Home JVB 6:00 
February 14- 22 District 3 AAA Tournament  No  

*Denotes District Games 

Boys Head Coach: Ernie Clawson Girls Head Coach: Jason Kitts 

Co-Head Coach: Brandon Clawson Assistants: Ryan Browning, Adam Assistant Coach: Shayne White  Ellison, Brooke Kitts 

JV games will start at 4:30  

The Cougar coaching staff includes Head Coach Ernie Clawson, Co-Head Coach Brandon Clawson and Assistant Coach Shayne White. For the Lady Cougars, Head Coach Jason Kitts is assisted by Ryan Browning, Adam Ellison, Brooke Kitts and Jessica Stanley.

The JV games begin at 4:30pm.

Print your Campbell Cougar roster here from WLAF.

10 Bella LESTER 5-9 So.

11 Abby PAUL 5-6 So.

12 Reagan DAVIS 5-5 Fr.

14 Destiny RUTHERFORD 5-6 So.

15 Carley KITTS 5-8 So.

24 Reagan STANFILL 5-9 So.

32 Lacey PEMBERTON 5-10 So.

33 Saylor HUTCHESON 5-8 So.

34 Aleah WOODSON 5-6 So.

41 Emma BRANDENBURG 5-10 Jr.

43 Lexi MORRIS 5-7 Jr.

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0 Logan DAY 5-9 140 Jr.

1 Elijah McKINNEY 6-2 145 Sr.

2 Devon JONES 6-0 165 Sr.

3 Hayden FIELDS 5-11 155

5 David ADKINS 6-3 155 Sr.

10 Luke BROWNING 6-3 150 So.

11 Adama SANOGO 6-3 196 Sr.

12 Gavin COX 6-4 215 So.

13 Jordan DAY 5-9 139 Jr.

15 Eli DORTON 6-4 215 So.

24 Gavin OWENS 5-10 190 So.

30 Cole MILLER 6-4 217 Jr.

43 Will LESTER 6-1 215 Sr.

55 John LONG 6-3 190 Sr.

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/17/2023-6AM)