PINEVILLE — Harlan County added two more wins to its summer total, improving to 11-1 by rolling past Lynn Camp 63-34 and Claiborne, Tenn. 71-37 on Wednesday in the Pineville Team Camp.
Harlan was in both of its scrimmages until the final seconds before coming up short in both, falling 55-52 to Pineville and 49-45 to Oneida Baptist.
Senior forward Trent McKenzie scored 10 to lead Harlan against the Lions. Freshman guard Jacob Wilson scored nine. Joey Swanner added eight, followed by Carter Barnes and Noah Busroe with six each, Kilian Ledford with five, Cade Barnes and Austin Adams with three each and Ethan Morton with two.
The scrimmage was close throughout as Ledford and McKenzie brought the Dragons back after Trent Lefevers, a senior guard, got the Lions off to a strong start. Baskets by Swanner and Morton put Harlan on top late in the period before Lefevers and junior point guard Josh Lawson helped Pineville edge ahead 27-25 by halftime.
McKenzie hit two 3-pointers in the second half, while Wilson and Adams added one each as the Dragons took several leads. Pineville moved back ahead late in the half and won the period 28-27 when Adams missed a shot at the buzzer.
Cade Barnes, a sophomore guard, led Harlan against OBI with 13 points, including three 3-pointers. Wilson scored eight and Adams added seven. McKenzie contributed six. Ledford, Carter Barnes and Kendal Brock scored three each. Swanner added two.
Cade Barnes had eight points in the first half against OBI, but the Mountaineers won the period 20-18.
Wilson, McKenzie and Adams heated up for Harlan in the second half as the lead changed hands several times. Wilson and Barnes each hit 3-pointers to give the Dragons one-point leads, but Oneida Baptist’s Darren Calloway hit a 3 from the corner to put the Mountaineers ahead 29-27 in the second half. Kendal Brock had a chance to tie the half when he drew a foul with no time left but missed at the line.
Harlan County wasted no time burying Lynn Camp, outscoring the Wildcats 44-13 in the first half before turning the game over to the junior varsity and freshman teams in the second half.
Treyce Spurlock, a senior guard, led the Bears with 16 points. Cameron Carmical and David Turner added seven and six points, respectively. Drew Nolan and Andrew Creech contributed five each. Tyrese Simmons scored two.
The HCHS reserves held their own in the second half, taking the lead twice in the final minute as freshmen Elisha Smallwood and Jay Harris each hit two free throws. A late basket helped Lynn Camp win the second half 21-19.
Alex Pace and Gabe Price each scored six for the Bears. Smallwood and Patrick Bynum added three each. Harris and A.J. Simmons contributed two each.
Spurlock scored 18, Carmical tossed in 11 and Simmons added 10 in the rout of Claiborne, Tenn. Turner added nine points, followed by Pace with six, Nolan and Smallwood with five each, Taylor Spurlock with three and Devin Eldridge and Jared Hawkins with two each.
Simmons had three baskets in the opening two minutes as the Bears raced to a 12-2 lead. Spurlock and Carmical took over from there, trading baskets in a 16-2 run. Turner hit two free throws and a short jumper in the final minute of the half as the Bears outscored Claiborne 40-18.
Spurlock, Nolan and Turner had baskets as the Bears opened the second half with a 13-2 run before turning the game over to the reserves. Smallwood, Spurlock, Eldridge and Hawkins each scored in the final five minutes as the HCHS freshmen closed out a half that the Bears won 31-19.
In other action Wednesday at Pineville, Barbourville defeated Oneida Baptist 76-63 and Oneida Baptist 54-43 and Lynn Camp defeated Claiborne, Tenn. 56-46.
Harlan County returns to action Thursday at Lynn Camp.
Reach John Henson at 606-909-4134