Barbourville and Lynn Camp hit the court for Elementary and Middle School Basketball

Photos by Jessica Miller Blake Hatfield for Barbourville dribbles past Lynn Camp defenders to make an offensive play.
Photos by Jessica Miller
Blake Hatfield for Barbourville dribbles past Lynn Camp defenders to make an offensive play.

Barbourville’s and Lynn Camp’s third and fourth grade teams, fifth and sixth grade teams, and eighth grade teams competed Tuesday night in Barbourville’s Treadway Activity Center. The gymnasium was packed the whole evening with eager Tiger and Wildcat fans.

The third and fourth grade teams played first and Barbourville defeated Lynn Camp. Barbourville got up early with a halftime score of 11 to 5, but Lynn Camp came out fighting in the second half to earn several more points. The final score of the game was Barbourville: 24 Lynn Camp: 18.

Barbourville defenders attempt to stop Lynn Camp’s Ian Tepesono from dribbling down the court during the third and fourth grade game.
Barbourville defenders attempt to stop Lynn Camp’s Ian Tepesono from dribbling down the court during the third and fourth grade game.

The fifth and sixth grade teams competed next and Barbourville’s Bracken Castle scored the first points of the game. This was a much closer game than the first as both teams were scoring left and right. The halftime score was Barbourville: 16 Lynn Camp:12. As the score remained close throughout the second half, the tension was mounting and both teams continued to get more and more physical as they both fought to be the winner. With 51 seconds left in the game, Blake Hatfield for Barbourville sunk a three pointer to make the score 31 to 30 Barbourville. Then after getting fouled, Ty Clark for Barbourville took two free throws and made the second to make the score 32 to 30 Barbourville. Ian Tepesono for Lynn Camp then shot two free throws after being fouled and made them both. Travis Scott took a shot and scored two more points for the Tigers to make the score 34 to 32 Barbourville with only fifteen seconds left on the clock. The crowd went nuts as the two teams went back and forth scoring with only a few seconds remaining in the game.  No. 42 for Barbourville then took three free throws and made two of them, making the final score of the

Barbourville Elementary cheerleaders dance to “Watch Me Whip” at halftime of the fifth and sixth grade game.
Barbourville Elementary cheerleaders dance to “Watch Me Whip” at halftime of the fifth and sixth grade game.

game Barbourville: 36 Lynn Camp: 32.

The eighth grade teams took the court last and this game was just as intense as the fifth and sixth grade game. The Tigers and the Wildcats went back and forth sinking shots until they were tied at halftime 19 to 19. It remained a close scoring game throughout the second half, but in the end Lynn Camp defeated Barbourville by just two points. The teams were tied 30 to 30 when No. 12 for Lynn Camp was fouled and awarded two free throws. He made both shots to make the final score of the game Lynn Camp: 32 Barbourville 30.

The cheerleading squads and dance teams for both Barbourville and Lynn Camp put on fantastic performances to boost team spirit. The Barbourville fifth and sixth grade cheerleaders cheered in between the third and fourth grade game and the fifth and sixth grade game. Barbourville’s younger elementary school cheerleaders danced to Silento’s “Watch Me Whip” at halftime of the fifth and sixth grade game. The Barbourville Middle School cheerleaders performed a cheer to Katy Perry’s “Roar” during halftime of the eighth grade game and both the Barbourville Middle School cheerleaders and the Lynn Camp Middle School cheerleaders showed off their cheers and stunts throughout the eighth grade game. 

The Barbourville Elementary and Middle School Boy’s Basketball teams will travel to Pineville on Monday to take on the Mountain Lions. The third and fourth grade team will play at 5, the fifth and sixth grade team will play at 6, and the seventh and eighth grade team will play at 7. The Lynn Camp Elementary and Middle School Boy’s Basketball teams will travel to Williamsburg Monday. The third and fourth grade team will play at 5:30 and the middle school team will play at 6:30.