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TOP PHOTO: Lady Cougars come off the floor after Karns called a timeout during last Friday’s game. (PHOTO COURTESY OF EMMY STANFILL (INSTAGRAM @shotssbyyem)

KNOXVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The Campbell Lady Cougars passed Tuesday’s first district tourney test, a sudden death win over Central on the Lady Bobcats home floor, and tonight’s test is even tougher. It’s Karns. The same team that thumped Campbell in December on Henson Court, and it’s the same team Campbell defeated last Friday at home.

The season was on the line Tuesday while a win tonight sends Campbell on to the district championship game on Monday night at Central. A win also guarantees that the Lady Cougars will host a first round regional game on Brown Court.

“We match up well with them, and they match up well with us. But we’re gonna need to limit their threes and execute our defensive game plan,” said Campbell Coach Jason Kitts. We’re healthy and so is Karns, added Kitts.

The Lady Cougars practiced for about an hour after school on Wednesday. “We shot a lot of free throws all the time trying to rest our legs,” said the coach. The Lady Cougars also worked on details of their game plan.

Campbell played at 7:30 on Tuesday and will again tonight. “The later game, I think, helped us be more focused,” said Coach Kitts.

The Roberts twins are in their junior year of leading Karns; Rylee and Reese. “We’re gonna need to pressure the twins, guard them all over the floor. I’ve seen them fire up shots from 30-feet out. They get get hot in a hurry,” said Kitts.

Josh Parker sends you the fun of Lady Cougar Basketball beginning at 7:20pm Thursday. Catch all of the live televised action over the WLAF-Doyle’s Tire Sports Network presented by Mickey & Son Lawn Care which consists of www.1450wlaf.com, WLAF-TV Channel 1089, YouTube, Amazon Fire TV, Roku TV, Facebook and Twitch plus on radio – AM 1450, FM 100.9 WLAF Radio.

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(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/15/2024-6AM-PHOTO COURTESY OF EMMY STANFILL (INSTAGRAM @shotssbyyem)