LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. | It’s no secret that Scott High has been in a slump.
It’s also no secret that Julie Lawson, the Lady Highlanders’ leading 3-point shooter, has also beein in a slump.
But on Tuesday (Dec. 13), both of those slumps were put to rest, as Lawson knocked down a 3-point shot with seven seconds remaining to lift Scott High to a 37-34 road win over Campbell County.
Lawson hit three 3-pointers in the second half to help her team to the come-from-behind win, after Campbell County led by as much as nine points in the second half.
For a second straight game, the Lady Highlanders gave themselves a chance with their defense.
One night after limiting Northview Academy — a defending state tournament team in Class 3A — to just 28 points on the road, the Lady Highlanders limited Campbell County to 34 points in a defensive effort that was every bit as good as the night before.
Brittany Morrow again led her team in scoring, finishing with 11 to tie Campbell County’s Emma Brandenburg for high-point honors in the game.
Behind Morrow’s effort, Scott High kept things close, but was unable to get ahead of Campbell County, which led by three points at halftime, 14-11.
The lead swelled to as much as nine points early in the third quarter, but then Scott started to battle back. First Lawson hit a big 3-point shot, then Riley Price hit a big 3-pointer, and the Lady Highlanders cut the lead to four points as the fourth quarter began.
Lawson hit two more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and Kaitlyn Butts had a big 3-point play the old-fashioned way.
Finally, with the game tied at 34, Zoey Terry found Lawson alone in the corner on an inbounds pass with under 10 seconds remaining, and Lawson’s shot was true, leaving the Lady Highlanders just one more defensive stop away from the victory.
Terry, Morrow, Price and Rachel Garrett each had five rebounds for Scott High. Morrow had four steals.
SCOTT (37): Morrow 11, Lawson 9, R. Price 6, Terry 4, Butts 3, Garrett 2, Jeffers 2.
CAMPBELL CO. (34): Brandenburg 11, Lester 6, Kitts 6, Hutcheson 6, Pemberton 5.