By Clayton Carroll
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – The William Blount Governors travelled from Maryville on Tuesday to battle against your Cougars. Campbell, three and seven on the year, was in desperate need of a win. On the flip side, the eight and one William Blount Governors were looking to maintain a five-game winning streak.
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William Blount got out to a quick start, jumping in front of the Cougars by a score of 13-2 with 3:49 to go in the first frame. Luke Browning would knock down a trey after a timeout to cut the lead to 13-5. Campbell trailed by 8 at the end of the first quarter, 20-12.
In the first two minutes of the second quarter, William Blount proceeded to outscore the Cougars 8 to 2. Following a couple of post buckets for Gavin Cox, Campbell diminished the lead back down to ten. William Blount however tacked on four more points to their lead, controlling the Cougars 35-21 at the half.
In the first 3:40 of the 3rd quarter, William Blount dominated the Cougars, outscoring Campbell 9-2. Jordan Day would knock down a three to damper the Governor run. At the end of the third quarter though, William Blount lead Campbell by twenty-four, 56-32.
Much of the same continued in the fourth as William Blount poured it on the Cougars. At one point in the final frame, the Govs led the Cougars by 33. When the final horn sounded, William Blount left John Brown Gym with the W by a score of 77-51.
Unofficially, Gavin Cox led the Cougars in the scoring column with 15 points. Gavin Owens racked up 10. Luke Browning scored six points. Jordan Day and Brady Hatmaker had four points apiece. Ethan Dorton scored three. Will Croley, Logan Day, Gabe St. John , and Keegan Nelson all tallied two points. Cole Miller, Dylan Ford, and Jake Hatmaker all played, but did not find the scoring column.
Up next for Campbell is a tilt with the Hornets of Carter High School. On Tuesday at 1:45 pm, the Cougars and Hornets tip off from Anderson County High School. The Cougars will play Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Anderson County Christmas Tournament. Josh Parker brings you the audio only coverage over the WLAF – Doyle’s Tire Sports Network.
Campbell’s December 18th games at Oneida have been rescheduled for Sat., Jan. 20; Lady Cougars tip at 3pm followed by the Cougars and Indians at 4:30pm. The Cougars only home game with First Baptist Academy (FBC) for Saturday, December 16th is cancelled. A change of date has come about for the Lady Cougars only home contest with Walker Valley. The Lady Cougars host the Lady Mustangs on Tuesday, December 19, at 6pm, with a Lady Cougar JV game starting at 4:30pm. The Cougars also play on Tuesday, December 19, in the Anderson County Christmas Tourney. That’s a 1:45pm match-up with the Carter Hornets. WLAF will send you all the live coverage.
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WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED 12/12/23 – 9 PM)