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Dover, TN – Camden High School hit 10 three’s, December 28th at the Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium in the Stewart County High School Christmas Classic, to get out to as much as a 24-point lead on Clarksville Academy before cruising to a 61-51 win over the Cougars.
The Lions (9-2) would start their barrage right from the start, as Brandon Weed and Hunter Vick hit back-to-back 3s to give Camden an 8-1 lead less than three minutes into the game.Weed would finish with 14 points, while Vick scored a game-high 28 points.
Clarksville Academy ( 4-7) would answer right back with a pair of 3s of its own from Austin Fisher and Ivan Purcell to make it a one-point game, 8-7, with 4:26 left.
Fisher finished with 20 points.
But Vick would hit his second three for Camden to start an 11-4 run to put the Lions up 19-11, before they settled for a seven-point advantage after eight minutes of play, 19-12.
The three-point shots continued to fall for the Lions in the second quarter, as they recorded four more from behind the arc in the period to build their biggest lead of the game at 14 points twice, including at intermission following a three from Tra Webster to give Camden a 36-22 advantage going into halftime.
The second half would open for Camden just like the first half ended with Vick knocking down a three to make it 39-22.
Clarksville Academy would get it back to a 14-point deficit, 39-25, before Camden ran off six straight points to go up 20, 47-27, with 4:28 left in the third.
The Cougars wouldn’t get any closer than 15 points to Camden after that in the third quarter, with the Lions closing out the period with seven straight points to take a 57-34 lead into the final quarter of play.
Clarksville Academy would try to make a valiant comeback in the final quarter, holding the Lions to one field goal and four total points, while having their best quarter of the game offensively scoring 17.
But the hold was just too deep to get out of and the Cougars finished the game down just 10 points at the end, 61-51.
Clarksville Academy will wrap up the classic on December 30th with a 6:00pm game against the tournament host Stewart County High School.
Camden 61, Clarksville Academy 51
Clarksville Academy: Ivan Purcell 3, Ian Campbell 8, Thomas Jackson 17, Jake Rugen 1, Donavan Boatright 2, Austin Fisher 20. Team totals 20 7-12 51.
Camden: Tra Webster 5, Brandon Weed 14, Hunter Vick 28, Luke Spencer 4, Sawyer Duffey 3, Elijah Carpenter 3, Carlos Jones 4. Team totals 21 9-12 61.
3-point field goals: Clarksville Academy 4 (Purcell 1, Jackson 1, Fisher 2), Camden 10 (Webster 1, Weed 3, Vick 6).
Chris Austin is a graduate of Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University.
Chris is a former Head Softball Coach for APSU, and assistant basketball coach for CHS.
Chris has worked at the Leaf-Chronicle, and WJZM News/Talk/Sports radio. Has also worked at the Sports Information Department at APSU, and has covered championship events for the Ohio Valley Conference and NCAA.
Chris is an avid sports fan and can be found at most Austin Peay State University sports events.
TopicsAustin Fisher, Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium, Brandon Weed, Camden, Camden High School, Carlos Jones, Clarksville Academy, Cougars, Danavan Boatright, Donavan Boatright, Dover TN, Elijah Carpenter, Hunter Vick, Ian Campbell, Ivan Purcell, Jake Rugen, Lions, Luck Spencer, Luke Spencer, Sawyer Duffey, Stewart County High School, Stewart County High School Christmas Classic, Thomas Jackson, Tra Webster
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