Collett, Bobcats surge past Lynn Camp

Published 11:14 am Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Bell County needed a strong second half on Monday to earn their second straight victory since a home loss to Harlan County. Trailing by seven heading into halftime, the Bobcat defense limited Lynn Camp to 23 points in the second half en route to a 66-58 victory over the Wildcats.

“It’s was a tale of two stories,” said Bell County coach Frankie Smith. “We played terrible the first half, then we played fantastic the second half.”

Isaac Collett was catalyst for Bell County’s second-half rally. After being limited to only five points before halftime, the senior forward combined for 17 points in the third and fourth quarter. He finished with a game-high 22 points while hitting five 3-pointers and shooting 83 percent from the charity stripe.

“Isaac Collett had a great game,” Smith said. “He shot the ball great, and he helped on the board. His three 3-pointers in the third quarter helped us build momentum and win the game.”

Sean Phipps ended the night with a double-double, scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Senior center Tyler Partin also ended the night with a double-double, hauling in a team-high 11 rebounds with 16 points.

Maison Prater led Lynn Camp by scoring a team-high 21 points on nine field goals. Jacob Belew finished the game with 13 points, while Max Burd tallied 11.

One of the biggest stories of the game was free throws. The Bobcats limited their fouls, sending the Wildcats to the free-throw line only seven times. Bell County shot 32 free throws and finished the night hitting 75 percent of their attempts.