Pineville defeats Lynn Camp in 13th Region All ‘A’ Classic
Three days after falling to Frederick Douglas (4-10) on the road, Pineville (6-6) got a big 54-46 win against Lynn Camp (10-5) in the 13th Region All “A” Classic on Tuesday.
“It was a great win for us,” said Pineville coach Jamie Mills. “We started four sophomores and a freshman against Lynn Camp. I thought they did a great job. We made some sloppy plays in the first half of the game; had too many turnovers. I thought we did a fantastic job in the second half, especially on the defensive side of the ball.”
The Lady Lion effort was led by sophomore guard Whitney Caldwell with 21 points and sophomore center Raigan King, who added 17. Lynn Camp was led by senior guard Bradi Coe with 16 points. Senior guard Macie Miracle and senior forward Jada Rogers added nine points each.
The first quarter of Tuesday’s match-up was a stalemate with both teams totaling 15 points each. Pineville guard Virginia Hall led the way for the Lady Lions in the first quarter with eight points, including two 3-pointers. King added six points in the first quarter as well, including two-of-three from the charity stripe. Nine of Lynn Camp’s first quarter points came from two 3-pointers by Rogers and one from Coe.
In the second quarter King and Alyssa Edmonson were the only Pineville players to find their way into the scoring column. Lynn Camp’s offensive attack was more balanced in the second quarter with four players contributing points for the Lady Cats. Lynn Camp outscored Pineville 11-9 in the second to take a slim 26-24 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Lynn Camp’s offense shot the ball well in the third quarter, with 12 of their 15 points coming from beyond the three-point line. King and Caldwell kept the Lady Lions within striking distance of Lynn Camp by totaling a combined 11 points in the period to keep the score at a manageable 35-41 heading into the final period.
In the final quarter, the Lady Lion defense tightened up only allowing Lynn Camp to score five total points in the period. The fourth quarter was also their best offensive performance of the game with 19 total points in the period. Caldwell scored all but three of Pineville’s points in the final period, outscoring Lynn Camp 16-5 by herself. Pineville’s fourth quarter defensive effort allowed them to pull away from Lynn Camp and post an eight-point victory.
“I thought Raigan (King) did a great job in the post.” Mills added. “They typically had to double up on her, allowing us an open player. Whitney (Caldwell) did a great job in the fourth. She hit some big shots and hit some big free throws there near the end to help us finish the game up. I felt like Virginia (Hall) did an exceptional job as well. I couldn’t be prouder of our team. It was a great win.”
Pineville was back in action against in-county rival Middlesboro on January 10. Lynn Camp will get some time off and be back in action against Rockcastle County on the road on January 18.
Pineville (54) — Whitney Caldwell 21, Raigan King 17, Virginia Hall 8, Alyssa Edmonson 5, Reece Foley 3.
Lynn Camp (46) — Bradi Coe 16, Jada Rogers 9, Macie Miracle 9, MacKenzie Grant 6, Jasmine Rogers 4, Natalie Fanella 2.