Following a 10-point loss to Barbourville a week ago, Pineville was looking to rebound against Lynn Camp on Tuesday. The Mountain Lions did just that as the defeated the Wildcats 54-48.
A hot shooting night for Josh Lawson helped propel Pineville to their 11th victory of the season. The junior guard — who is currently averaging 11.4 points on the year — shot 54.5 percent from the field en route to a season-high 24 points.
Lawson shot 55.6 percent from beyond the arc while hitting five 3-pointers. He went 7-of-13 from the free-throw line.
Tuesday marked Lawson’s best scoring game since he tallied 21 points in a 78-76 victory over Jackson County on Dec. 13.
Cody Carnes and Trent Lefevers also finished in double digits during Tuesday’s game. Carnes scored 13 points while shooting at a 55.6 percent clip. He also hauled in seven rebounds.
Lefevers finished with a double-double after grabbing 14 boards to go with his 11 points. Will Adams and Tucker Woolum finished the game with three points apiece. Adams added five rebounds to the stat sheet.
On the opposite end of the floor, Marcus Hollin paced the Lynn Camp offense with 13 points. Jacob Bundy finished the game with 10 points. Antonio Tepasano added eight points to the scoreboard.
Pineville (11-4) will travel to Oneida Baptist Institute at noon on Saturday to battle the Mountaineers (3-6) in the opening round of the 13th Region All A Classic.
Lynn Camp (8-6) will square off against Middlesboro (2-11) at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the 13th Region All A Classic at Oneida Baptist Institute.
Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN