Lynn Camp comes up short in Corbin Battle

Lynn Camp’s second half surge not enough.

Redhounds outlast Wildcats 63-49.

The Lynn Camp Wildcats dropped a rivalry game to the Corbin Redhounds on Monday night, 49-63.

If you’re not familiar with this rivalry, one Wildcat cheerleader summed it up by saying, “This is a big deal.”

The Redhounds took an early first half lead at 12-9 and extended the margin to 20 points at half time, 39-19.

Lynn Camp Head Coach Eric Swords said that his team kept the game close most of the first quarter but could not keep their focus. “Our problem all year is we let one bad play snowball into several bad ones in a row.”

The Wildcats struck first in the second half on two Austyn Weddle free throws before allowing the Redhounds to score the next four points to push the lead to 22 points at 21-43.

Skylar McFarland answered Corbin’s score with a two point bucket followed by a three from the right side to cut into the deficit 26-43.

Austyn Weddle scored followed by another basket by McFarland to force Corbin Coach Tony Pietrowski to call a time out at the 2:47 mark in the third quarter.

Lynn Camp held the Redhounds scoreless the remainder of the third quarter while Weddle and McFarland each connected for a basket to cut the lead to nine at 34-43.

The Wildcats, behind five early fourth quarter points from Austin Maier, cut the deficit to eight points at 39-47.

Andrew Taylor and the Corbin Redhounds would not be denied as Taylor rattled off six unanswered points that allowed Corbin to pull away down the stretch to defeat the Wildcats 49-63.

“I was proud of our effort in the second half,” said Head Coach Eric Swords. “We showed a lot of heart and pride. We made better decisions on the offensive end of the court.”

Swords said, “I thought we would have a shot to beat them. I am a little disappointed that we were not there at the end of the game. We’re young but that should not be an excuse at this point in the season.”

The Wildcats will be back in action this Friday night when they travel to take on 51st foe Knox Central at 7:30 pm.