Campbell Co. Comes Back, but Falls Short to Trinity, 42-40
Campbell County's quest for a boys basketball state title ended in a tight game against Louisville Trinity at Rupp Arena in Lexington during the semifinals of the KHSAA Sweet 16.
The Camels fell behind by double digits early in the game, only to storm back and keep the game close the rest of the way.
But a last-second play that could have tied the game was tangled up by a blocked shot, in which many Campbell Co. fans wanted a foul called, and the Shamrocks won, 42-40.
Wow. That’s a lot of contact.
Sweet Sixteen semifinal: Trinity 42, Campbell County 40 pic.twitter.com/vLLALtWXvv
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Postgame comments from Campbell County coach Aric Russell following the Camels’ loss to Trinity pic.twitter.com/jpFOXHXVpp
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Reid Jolly led the Camels with 17 points. Drew Wilson added 10.
Trinity led at the end of the first quarter, 15-5. But the Camels outscored the Shamrocks in the second quarter, and cut the lead to two at halftime, 22-20. Campbell Co. continued to play tough in the second half and by the end of the third quarter, the Camels owned a two-point lead, 29-27.
A big stop by Trinity in the final seconds sealed the win.
Campbell Co. finished the season at 31-5.
Trinity (29-8) advances to Sunday's championship game against either Warren Central or Scott Co.