LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. | Campbell County nearly staged a massive comeback here Monday (Jan. 9). But, at the end of the day, the Lady Indians prevailed.
After seeing the Cougars roar back from 18 down in the fourth quarter to take a one-point lead late in the game, Oneida closed on a 9-0 run to pick up a 60-52 win over Campbell County.
Raylie Bush had a double-double, with 14 points and 11 rebounds, and was named the First National Bank Player of the Game. Freshman Elli West had 14 points and five rebounds, and Kelsey Pike was her usual self, finishing with 17 points to lead all scorers.
Campbell County’s Emma Brandenburg was a force to be reckoned with in the paint, finishing with a double-double of her own. The Campbell County post player finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Carley Kitts had a big second half for the Cougars, knocking down four 3-point shots and finishing with 14 points. Saylor Hutcheson scored 16 to lead Campbell County.
Oneida led most of the way, building a 30-19 lead at halftime and eventually leading by as much as 18 points after a hot start to the third quarter that gave the Lady Indians a 37-19 lead.
But Campbell County slowly chipped away at the deficit, cutting it to just eight points as the fourth quarter began, then eventually taking the lead on a field goal with 2:52 remaining.
The Cougars were held scoreless from that point on, however. Oneida closed the game on a 9-0 run to secure the win, bouncing back nicely from a loss to Clarkrange 48 hours earlier.
ONEIDA (60): Pike 17, Bush 14, West 14, G. Shoemaker 5, Smith 5, Russ 3, Kline 2.
CAMPBELL CO. (52): Hutcheson 16, Kitts 14, Brandenburg 11, Lester 4, Stanfill 3, Rutherford 2, Davis 2.