Ashley Campbell helps lead Oregon Davis to State Championship game.

By: Jim Johnston Email
By: Jim Johnston Email

Last Saturday at Semi State the Oregon-Davis Bobcats found themselves in serious foul trouble early against Lafayette Central Catholic. After just one quarter Central Catholic was in the double bonus forcing the Bobcats to go to their bench early.

That is when O-D looked to the school's all time leading scorer, Ashley Campbell, to take control and manage the game.

"Just knowing that you have three players who don't normally play that much especially in a big game you have to make sure they feel comfortable and you have to be there for your teammates," Campbell said.

For teammates like Alicia McIntosh, who lead the team with 18 points Saturday, seeing Campbell lead the team in a time of need was nothing new.

"When everything is falling apart she usually puts us back together, you know," McIntosh said. "She is a leader. We will go to her with anything. She is like that on and off the court."

Campbell finished the game with 15 points and 7 rebounds. In her eyes there is no single leader on this team.

"I think we are all leaders on the floor," Campbell said. "I mean, I can look to them and they will tell me what to do and tell me how to respond and everyone is just there for each other."

After a senior season in which Ashley averaged around 20 points per game and set the all time school record for points in both boy's and girls basketball she still has one more goal in mind.

"I mean I would like nothing more than to walk away with a state title as my last high school career game. That would be incredible."

Campbell and the Bobcats will get that chance this Saturday when they face Vincennes Rivet in the State Championship game. Tip-off in Terre Haute is set for 10:30 a.m.

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