The Lady Wildcats are now the only undefeated team in District 3-AAA after beating Campbell County, which had also been undefeated, at home on Tuesday. The final score was 47-31.
Campbell County only scored two points in the second quarter, and Oak Ridge (14-3, 8-0) had a 22-9 halftime lead.
But the Lady Cougars outscored Oak Ridge by 14-9 in the third quarter to narrow the lead to eight points.
But the Lady Wildcats then held Campbell County (15-4, 7-1) scoreless for the first several minutes of the fourth quarter to widen the lead.
Oak Ridge was led by freshman point guard Jada Guinn with a game-high 14 points and senior Caelyn Thompson with 13. Junior Courtney Ellison added nine.
Campbell County was led by junior Sarah Cain with 13 and freshman Skylar Boshears with eight.
Oak Ridge Coach Paige Green was pleased with her team’s effort. The Lady Wildcats gave up a few shots and had turnovers but performed much better on offense, she said. And the defense helped the offense, she said.
“We’ve matured,” Green said. “It was a fun game to be part of, especially in the fourth quarter.”
Oak Ridge will play another district game at Clinton (2-16, 2-6) on Friday, January 15. The Lady Wildcats beat the Lady Dragons 55-28 in their first meeting on December 1.
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