HUNTSVILLE | Devon Jones scored 25 points, John Long added 22, and Campbell County thoroughly dominated Scott High here Friday, defeating the Highlanders 78-45 in what appears to be the team’s final home game of the 2022-2023 regular season.
Scott High was scheduled to host Pickett County on Feb. 9, the next-to-last night of the regular season. However, the Bobcats have canceled, and the Highlanders have thus far been unable to find a replacement, though the girls will host Cumberland Gap that night. Unless a replacement is found, the Highlanders will only return home if they win their District 4-3A semifinal game against Anderson County.
Friday’s game saw the Highlanders hang around for the first quarter, but then Campbell County took over. The Cougars rarely seemed to miss, and their length on defense caused the Highlanders all sorts of problems. Scott High had more turnovers — 19 — than field goals. The Highlanders finished with 14 field goals.
Campbell County also dominated the glass, more than doubling Scott High’s rebounding total.
Skye Babb scored 15 points to lead three Highlanders in double figures, and was named the IH Sports Network’s First National Bank Player of the Game. Brady Strunk had 10 points, going six of eight from the free throw line, and a team-high four rebounds, and was named the IHSN Trophy Masters Hustle Award winner.
Toby Garrett also scored 10.
Campbell County showed little mercy in the fourth quarter, continuing to play its starters even after Scott High had turned to its freshmen, finally subbing after reaching the 35-point plateau that keys a running clock.
SCOTT (45): Babb 15, Strunk 10, Garrett 10, Todd 4, Goodman 3, Washam 3.
CAMPBELL CO. (78): Jones 25, Long 22, Sanogo 10, Adkins 9, Cox 4, Lester 4, Browning 3, Day 1.