ONEIDA | The Lady Indians built a big lead early, then withstood a late Campbell County surge to get back on the winning track in Monday’s (Nov. 28) home-opener at OHS Gymnasium.
Oneida defeated the Cougars 48-45 to improve to 3-1 on the season, holding on for the win after Campbell County had closed a double-digit deficit to a single point late in the game.
Oneida started slow at the free throw line, but was solid down the stretch, going 6 of 8 from the stripe in the second half. That, coupled with a 44% shooting effort from the field, gave the Lady Indians all the offense they needed on a night when the defense was outstanding.
Saylor Hutcheson was Campbell County’s leading scorer, finishing with 10 points.
Oneida moves to 3-1 on the season with the win, its only blemish being a setback at Clarkrange a week earlier.
The Lady Indians built their 14-point halftime lead by out-scoring Campbell County 18-8 in the second quarter.
But the Cougars roared back in the third quarter, going on an 18-7 run to close the deficit to 35-32 as the final period began.
ONEIDA (48): Pike 15, Bush 8, Russ 7, G. Shoemaker 7, Elmore 6, Terry 3, West 2.
CAMPBELL CO. (45): Hutheson 10, Lester 8, Pemberton 8, Brandenburg 6, Morris 5, Kitts 5, Rutherford 3.