“These girls have sold out to each other with a common goal; getting the W,” said Campbell Lady Cougar Coach Brad Honeycutt.
It was a battle of the unbeatens. There were 23 wins and no losses between home standing Morristown West and Campbell County. Until last night.
Campbell came away with a gritty 48-43 win over the Lady Trojans to improve to 13 & 0 on the young season. Honeycutt called it “a defensive win.”
West, out of District 2, dropped to 11 & 1 with the loss. Though his team won, Coach ‘Cutt describes West as a girls basketball factory. He looked around the Trojans old gym last night saying, “Look at all the banners the many district and region titles to go along with a state runner-up banner from 2010.”
The Lady Cougars won’t have to wait long to face “the factory” again. The two teams meet one-week from today at the Greeneville “Ladies Classic” at Greeneville High’s Henard Gym. They’ll tip off at 11:30 am on the first day of the four day tournament.
Lady Cougar Haley Comer nailed five “Travis Thompson Treys” to lead all scorers with 18 points. Skyler Boshears rang up 15 in the low scoring game. Emily Ellison added seven, Madison Brady five and Blair Medley had three.
Madison and Medley were weighted down with fouls much of the night. Honeycutt credits Haley’s defensive efforts with help from her teammates on West star Blayre Shultz. Shultz, who averages 29-points a game, was held in-check.
West took the boys game to improve to 12 & 2 for the season. The Trojans won over the win less Cougars 72 to 34.
The Lady Cougars play the Lady Admirals at Farragut on Thursday at 6pm. The Cougars play at 8 pm on Thursday against Loudon at Norris Middle School in the Anderson County Christmas Tournament. Both games will be radio only broadcasts over the WLAF – B & M Tires Sports Network. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/19/2018-6AM)