CORBIN — The Bell County Bobcats posted wins over Harlan and Lynn Camp on Saturday to take first place at the Bowman Memorial Classic at Lynn Camp High School.
In Saturday’s first game, Bell County used a balanced scoring attack to beat Harlan, 59-52.
Senior forward Jake Patterson led the way with 17 points while senior guard Tyler Potter added 16. The Bobcats also got eight points each from sophomores Chase Woolum and Zach Partin and five each from Ben Collett and Jake Asher in the win.
Harlan was led by Aaron Simpson’s 14 points with Green Dragon point guard Noah Busroe adding 11.
Bell County led 25-17 after one quarter, but only 31-30 at the half. They opened the lead back to eight by outscoring the Green Dragons 19-12 in the third period and held on to win it by seven.
The Bobcats were able to claim the tournament championship with a 64-44 win over the hosts on Saturday night. Potter carried the load in that one with 26 points while Asher and Jacob Hunley added eight apiece.
Justin Hammons led Lynn Camp with 16 points and Bruce Hopkins finished with 10.
Bell took control early as they raced out to a 21-9 lead after one period and were up 35-16 at the half. The Bobcats led by as many as 25 points in the third quarter before settling for the 20-point win.
Bell County went 3-0 in the tournament and has now won five straight games. The Bobcats (5-2) host Williamsburg on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Lynn Camp (1-4) plays at Red Bird and Harlan (3-2) visits June Buchanan, also on Tuesday.
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BELL COUNTY (59) — Jake Patterson 17, Tyler Potter 16, Zach Partin 8, Chase Woolum 8, Ben Collett 5, Zach Partin 5.
HARLAN (52) — Aaron Simpson 14, Noah Busroe 11, Tyler Miller 9, Caleb Hogue 7, Drew Parks 6, Leighton Piper 5.
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BELL COUNTY (64) — Tyler Potter 26, Josh Asher 8, Jacob Hunley 8, Zach Partin 5, Ben Collett 4, Jake Patterson 2, Chase Woolum 2, Donovan Napier 2, Cody Carnes 2, Vic Morris 2, Ethan Gambrel 2, Cody Ferguson 1.
LYNN CAMP (44) — Justin Hammons 16, Bruce Hopkins 10, Skylar McFarland 7, Austin Allen 4, Austin Wilson 3, Alex Blackwood 3, Austyn Weddle 1.