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Clarksville High Lady Wildcats hit Two late 3s to beat Camden for spot in Christmas Tournament Finals
Dover, TN – Clarksville High School got a couple of three-point field goals from Melia Correa and J.K. Cummings after seeing a 17-point lead cut to just two points, December 28th at the Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium, as the Lady Wildcats held off Camden High School for a 44-32 victory in the Stewart County High School Christmas Tournament.
With the win, Clarksville High (7-5) will face tournament host Stewart County High School – who defeated Montgomery Central High School in the other semifinal 65-40 – on December 30th at 7:30pm in the tournament finals.Camden will play Northwest High School on December 30th at 1:30pm.
After leading 28-11, with 7:47 left in the third quarter following a basket by Nyasia Saines, the Lady Wildcats started to see Camden (7-4) get its offense untracked cutting the deficit down to just 10 points by the end of the quarter, 32-22.
Saines finished with 10 points, the only Lady Wildcat to break into double figures.
The slide for Clarksville got even worst in the fourth quarter, as the Lady Lions scored the first eight points of the period to make it a two-point ballgame, 32-30, with 4:55 left in the game.
But Correa knocked down a long three from the left wing, with 4:29 left, to make it a five-point game.
Camden would come down and miss a shot on its end and on Clarksville High’s next trip down Correa hit a short jumper to make it 37-30.
But the real dagger came on the Lady Wildcats next possession, with Cummings hitting a kick-off three from the right corner to make it a 10-point game, 40-30, with 3:07 left.
Camden just couldn’t buy a basket after that, as the Lady Lions would tally only one more field goal on the night – coming with 56 seconds left – to make it 40-32.
But Correa came down a hit a three followed by Haley Bearden hitting one of two free throws in the final 30 seconds to cap off the 44-32 win.
In the first half, Clarksville High broke open a 4-4 tie with 12 straight points to close the first period and take a 16-4 lead.
The second quarter would see Camden score the first five points to get back within seven, 16-9, with 5:48 left, but Clarksville High would hold the Lady Lions to only two more points the rest of the way in the first half to take a 26-11 lead into intermission.
Clarksville High 44, Camden 32
Clarksville High: Melia Correa 8, J.K. Cummings 3, Nyasia Saines 10, Ke’Oshea Deaver 8, Lainey Persinger 2, TaTayana Outlaw 7, Haley Bearden 6. Team totals 14 12-25 44.
Camden: Karlie Hudson 3, Kristen Capps 21, Raegan Taylor 3, Lindsey Hensley 2, Baylee Pafford 3. Team totals 12 6-12 32.
3-point field goals: Clarksville High 4 (Correa 2, Cummings 1, Deaver 1), Camden 2 (Capps 1, Taylor 1).
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.
TopicsBaylee Pafford, Bill Craig Memorial Gymnasium, Camden, Camden High School, CHS, Clarksville High, Clarksville High School, Dover TN, Haley Bearden, J.K. Cummings, Karlie Hudson, Ke’Oshea Deaver, Kristen Capps, Lady Lions, Lady Wildcats, Lainey Persinger, Lindsey Hensley, Melia Correa, Montgomery Central High School, Northwest High School, Nyasia Saines, Raegan Taylor, Stewart County High School, Stewart County High School Christmas Tournament, Ta'Tayana Outlaw
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