NEWPORT—Leading the charge and putting on a showcase is nothing new for Edgemont’s Jerome Cofield.
The Panthers guard did it again on Thursday night by helping lead his team to a big come from behind win over Northwest, who came into Thursday night’s matchup seeking to continue its momentum from a win over Del Rio earlier in the week.
The Edgemont Panthers and Lady Panthers led a night of sweeps across the area, as Parrottsville, Bridgeport and Grassy Fork all emerged victorious as well.
With the Lady Rockets of Bridgeport and the Lady Ravens of Grassy Fork picking up wins over Smoky Mountain and Centerview on Thursday, the two are set for a showdown of unbeatens on Monday to decide the early leader in the race for the top seed in the postseason.
That matchup will tip off at 6 p.m. Monday in Grassy Fork.
EDGEMONT 44, NORTHWEST 15 (GIRLS)
The Edgemont Lady Panthers’ performance through the first three frames of Thursday’s outing, as they were able to top the Northwest Lady Patriots 44-15.
Kera Clevenger and Kenzie Stuart each co-led the Lady Panthers with a game-high 10 points apiece. Jada Lorenzo led Northwest in scoring with seven points.
Edgemont opened the night with a 10-4 lead after the first period, and took an 18-8 lead into the half. However, a 10-point lead wasn’t enough to satisfy the Lady Panthers.
Northwest was held to one point to start the second half, as Edgemont extended its lead to a 30-9 advantage with a 12-1 run in the third quarter. They played out the final six minutes to come away with the 29-point win on their home floor.
EDGEMONT (44): Kera Clevenger 10, Kenzie Stuart 10, Cianna Davis 8, Diamond Hyde 8, Logan Edmonds 4, Kadence Watson 2, Kenley Jones 2.
NORTHWEST (15): Jada Lorenzo 7, Brook Williams 4, Faith Robinson 2, Jaden Moll 2.
EDGEMONT 44, NORTHWEST 41 (BOYS)
Facing a talented group out of Northwest, the Edgemont Panthers had to grit out a 44-41 victory at home on Thursday.
Edgemont’s Jerome Cofield led all scorers with 16 points, while teammate Ethan Watson added 10 for the Panthers. Northwest touted a trio of scorers that reached double figures. Leo Campos-Nuci led the Patriots’ efforts with 13 points. Rolando Campos-Rodriguez added 12, and Benito Torres finished with 10 points.
Northwest led 14-8 to start the night, and continued to hold the lead going into the half with a 23-18 lead. Connecting on three shots from deep made a big difference in the Patriots’ first half efforts, but couldn’t find that same rhythm in the second half which proved to be costly.
Despite a low-scoring quarter for both teams, Edgemont worked down the deficit to one by the end of the third, leaving Northwest with just a 28-27 lead going into the fourth. The Panthers pulled off the comeback in the fourth with a 17-point frame to pull out the three-point victory at home.
Both Edgemont and Northwest will be on the road to start next week. Northwest will be in a day game with Cosby, while Edgemont will make the trip to Parrottsville for a 6 p.m. tip on Monday.
EDGEMONT (44): Jerome Cofield 16, Ethan Watson 10, Luke Jones 8, Darius Marshall 6, Haiden McMahan 2, Kalen Hawkins 2.
NORTHWEST (41): Leo Campos-Nuci 13, Rolando Campos-Rodriguez 12, Benito Torres 10, Cornelio Campos-Nuci 4, Jackie Burnette 2.
PARROTTSVILLE 51, COSBY 28 (GIRLS)
Despite trailing early, the Parrottsville Lady Parrotts got things turned around on Thursday night to come away with a 51-28 home win over the Cosby Lady Eagles.
Blake Clevenger led all scorers with 15 points in favor of the Lady Parrotts. Teammate Destiny Reece added 10. Cosby was led by Ariel Ottinger’s seven points.
The Lady Eagles held the early advantage with a 14-9 lead after the first period, but it would be their final lead of the night. Parrottsville quickly bounced back with a 15-0 run that spanned the entire second period to take a 24-14 lead into the half.
The Lady Parrotts continued to expand their lead in the second half, taking a 41-24 advantage into the fourth and final frame before going on to claim the 23-point win at home.
PARROTTSVILLE (51): Blake Clevenger 15, Destiny Reece 10, Isabella Wilson 8, Abby Niethammer 8, Javin Campbell 4, Kirsten Moore 2, Brooke Clevenger 2, Adisen McNealy 2.
COSBY (28): Ariel Ottinger 7, Ella Hicks 4, Shylee Weeks 4, Kylie Cornwell 4, Grace Jenkins 3, Ava Carver 2, Kadie Hurley 2, Allie Ottinger 2.
PARROTTSVILLE 59, COSBY 35 (BOYS)
The second and third quarters were pivotal in Parrottsville’s 59-35 victory over Cosby on Thursday.
The Parrotts outscored the Eagles 28-12 through the middle portion of the game to come away with the 24-point victory at home. Parrottsville touted three scorers that reached double figures.
Logan Hommel led all scorers with 17. Teammates Leland Sartain added 15, while Cooper Kelley finished with 12. Cosby was led by Austin Sprouse’s 13-point effort.
Parrottsville held a 26-16 lead after one, and turned it into a 39-20 advantage at the half by holding the Eagles to just four points in the second period. The Parrotts further extended their lead to a 54-28 at the end of the third before riding out the final six minutes en route to the 59-35 triumph.
Both Cosby and Parrottsville will be at home when they return to action next week. Cosby will host Northwest in a day game on Monday, while Parrottsville hosts Edgemont for a 6 p.m. tip.
PARROTTSVILLE (59): Logan Hommel 17, Leland Sartain 15, Cooper Kelley 12, Alex Fine 8, Ben Watts 3, Dylan Webb 2, Payton Worex 2.
COSBY (35): Austin Sprouse 13, Aiden Whaley 6, Jaxon Cameron 5, Greycin Cobble 4, Mack Holt 4, Aiden Butler 3.
BRIDGEPORT 48, SMOKY MOUNTAIN 3 (GIRLS)
The Lady Rockets of Bridgeport remained unbeaten on the season after a 48-3 win over Smoky Mountain on Thursday.
Madylyn Bible led the 10 players that posted scoring figures for Bridgeport with a game-high eight points.
Bridgeport opened the game on a 14-0 run that spanned the entire first quarter, and carried a 30-2 lead into the half. The Lady Rockets lead extended in the second half, as they took a 38-3 lead into the fourth before closing out the 45-point win at home.
BRIDGEPORT (48): Madylyn Bible 8, Ava Wheeler 7, Kionna Williams 6, Chesnee Rollins 6, Alexis Evans 5, Calie Presnell 4, Leah Hannah 4, Halle Kitchen 4, Kennadee Langford 2, Hannah Linderman 2.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN (3): Alexis Kincheloe 2, Kylie Forrester 1.
BRIDGEPORT 57, SMOKY MOUNTAIN 18 (BOYS)
The Bridgeport Rockets dominated from start to finish to pick up a 57-18 victory at home over Smoky Mountain on Thursday.
River Shropshire was one of two Rockets to post double-digit scoring figures in the win. He had a game-high 11 points, while teammate Devonte Wigfall added 10. Smoky Mountain was led by Levi Webb’s eight points.
Bridgeport opened the game with an 8-2 lead at the end of the first period, and took a 23-8 lead into the half. The Rockets continued to build on their lead in the second half, taking a 33-18 lead into the final frame before going on to close out the 39-point victory.
Both teams will switch roles to start next week. Smoky Mountain will be at home to host Del Rio, while Bridgeport will be on the road for a big contest at Grassy Fork. Both games are set to tip at 6 p.m.
BRIDGEPORT (57): River Shropshire 11, Devonte Wigfall 10, Ethan Laws 8, Jake Ellison 6, Raeshon Palmer 4, Blake Ellison 4, Karson Manning 4, Andrew McMahan 2, Kaden Shropshire 2, Keagan Hall 2, Zander Ball 2, Hayden Smith 2.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN (18): Levi Webb 8, Bryer Henderson 6, Hunter Hurst 4.
GRASSY FORK 43, CENTERVIEW 19 (GIRLS)
The Grassy Fork Lady Ravens continued their unbeaten streak to start the season on Thursday with a 43-19 road win over Centerview.
Shylee Shelton led all scorers with 12 points in favor of the Lady Ravens, while teammate Shaylee Coggins added 10. Abby Zajac led Centerview with 10 points.
Grassy Fork opened the game with a 12-4 lead to end the first period, and took a 27-9 lead into the half. Shelton had 10 of her game-high total in the first half.
The Lady Ravens extended their lead throughout the second half, taking a 38-15 into the final frame as they closed out the 24-point victory on the road.
GRASSY FORK (43): Shylee Shelton 12, Shaylee Noggins 10, Chloe Hance 9, Madison Miller 8, Alexis McGaha 3, Kate Raines 1.
CENTERVIEW (19): Abby Zajac 10, Caroline Lloyd 4, Kylie Vinson 2, Mason McMahan 2, Kiley Meeks 1.
GRASSY FORK 49, CENTERVIEW 21 (BOYS)
Overcoming a slow start, the Grassy Fork Ravens overpowered the Centerview Falcons with a 49-21 road win on Thursday.
Cyler Davis led a trio of Grassy Fork scorers that reached double digits. He had a game-high 12 points at the end of the night. Peyton Raines poured in 11 and Spencer Moore added 10. Centerview was led in scoring with 11 points.
Centerview led to start the night with an 11-4 lead at the end of the opening frame. Grassy Fork responded in a big way, though, using a 26-0 run that spanned the entire second period to take a 30-11 lead into the half.
Davis had 10 of his game-high total in the second quarter, alone. The Ravens would go on to outscore Centerview 43-4 through the second and third periods on Thursday.
Grassy Fork’s dominance continued to start the second half, taking a 47-15 lead at the end of the third, as the Ravens were led by Raines’ 9-point frame in the third. With the decision well in hand, Grassy Fork rode out the final six minutes for the 28-point road win.
Centerview will be off to start next week, and won’t be in action again until next Thursday when it hosts Northwest. Grassy Fork will host a major matchup on Monday when it welcomes Bridgeport to its gym. Both contests are set for 6 p.m. starts.
GRASSY FORK (49): Cyler Davis 12, Peyton Raines 11, Spencer Moore 10, Trevor LaRue 4, Kannon Surber 4, Hunter Gorrell 4, Cooper Davis 2, Cruz Coggins 2.
CENTERVIEW (21): Cameron Turner 11, Albert Liner 6, Ethan Hurley 2, Kyler Browning 2.