JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The game at Brown Gym was on the line as Number 32 towed the line with 12-seconds to go. His Cougars were clinging to a one point lead.

Sophomore Devin Jones calmly tossed in two free throws to give Campbell enough cushion should Halls hit a three to knot the game. The Devils missed, couldn’t launch a put back before time expired, and the Cougars began celebrating their 51 to 48 win on Tuesday night.

Jones was a seventh grader the last time Campbell won a district game at home. That was a 69 to 60 win over Central on Feb. 2, 2018. The win improves the Cougars to 2 & 5 and 1 & 3 in the district.

It was not an easy win for CCHS. Spencer Boshears was out, and John John Long nursed fouls all night.

Campbell was led by Jones 21 points. The southpaw was 12 for 14 from the stripe making his final eight free throws in the fourth quarter. Nate Walden settled into his comfort zone and poured in 15 points. Seth Ward, hustling every step of the night as usual, added nine. Long had three, Bryson Horton, who played in place of Boshears, chipped in two, and Riley Faulkner scored one on a night when every point had to count.

Coach Ernie Clawson called it a total team win with everyone contributing. David Adkins, Noah Burden, Will Lester, Garrett Medley all played but failed to score.

“The kids gutted it out, and they won it on the defensive end,” said Clawson. He goes on to say “that just shows you that when you play hard, good things happen.” Clawson could not say enough of how proud he was of his team.

The Cougars heart stopping win came on the heels of the Lady Cougars heartbreaking loss to Halls. A nine-point lead left quickly for the Campbell Lady Cougars as Halls took the momentum, the lead and the win on Brown Court. Halls won 53 to 50 Tuesday night after Cora Browning’s last second three attempt fell away.

Alyssa Brown was tops with 18 points followed closely by Cora Browning’s 16. Kayleigh Jordan chipped in eight while Izzy Proffitt scored four points with Megan Asher and Bailey Gillum scoring two each.

Campbell hosts Karns on Friday night in a rematch of a Cougar loss and a Lady Cougar win from last week.

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

UPDATED CCHS 2020-2021 Basketball Schedule (01/11/2021-6AM)

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

Lady Cougars are 4 & 4 and 2 & 2 Cougars are 2 & 5 and 1 & 3

FRI   JAN 15         Karns                    HOME

TUE  JAN 19        Powell                   AWAY

THU JAN 21 Central AWAY

SAT   JAN  23       Clinton                 AWAY – NO times have been set yet

MON JAN 25       Cocke Co.            HOME

TUE  JAN 26        Halls                      AWAY

THU JAN 28        Anderson Co.       HOME

SAT JAN 30         Powell*                  HOME

TUE FEB 2 Central HOME

FRI FEB 5 Oak Ridge AWAY

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

*Saturday game times are: 

JVs at noon – Girls Varsity 1:30 pm – Varsity Boys 3 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        C AK 60                                Lady Cougars 45

                             Cougars 87                          Knoxville Ambassadors 71

DEC 11  A         Lady Cougars 60                Anderson County 52

                             Anderson County 86         Cougars 53

(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/13/2021-6AM)

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