NEWPORT—Another night full of elementary basketball action saw a pair of games go down to the wire.
Edgemont had to grind out a pair of victories on Thursday, as both the Panthers and Lady Panthers narrowly escaped Centerview with three point victories on the road.
Northwest and Parrottsville also came out victorious on the night, as well. Northwest defended its home court with big wins over Smoky Mountain. Parrottsville topped Del Rio in a big way on Thursday.
Both Northwest’s and Edgemont’s girls earned their first wins of the season on Thursday.
The Bridgeport Lady Rockets picked up a lopsided win at Cosby, while the Eagles topped Bridgeport in boys’ action to pick up a big win at home.
NORTHWEST 29, SMOKY MOUNTAIN 11 (GIRLS)
A strong start to the night powered the Northwest Lady Patriots to a home win over the Smoky Mountain Lady Bears on Thursday.
Jada Lorenzo led Northwest in the 29-11 triumph with her game-high 16 points. Smoky Mountain was led by Alexis Kincheloe’s five points.
Northwest limited Smoky Mountain to just two points throughout the first half, as it took a 9-2 lead at the end of the opening frame before turning in a 17-2 lead at the half.
Not looking to relent, the Lady Patriots extended their lead to open the second half. They took a 25-7 lead at the end of the third before going on to claim the 18-point home win.
NORTHWEST (29): Jada Lorenzo 16, Jordan Smith 6, Alicia Morales 2, Kayla Weeks 2, Brook Williams 2, Faith Robinson 1.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN (11): Alexis Kincheloe 5, Alyssa Susalla 4, Gabby Sylvester 2.
NORTHWEST 50, SMOKY MOUNTAIN 6 (BOYS)
Thursday night belonged entirely to the Northwest Patriots. They dominated all 24 minutes of the game to top the Smoky Mountain Bears 50-6.
Leo Campos-Nuci led a spread out scoring attack from the Patriots with a game-high 14 points. Ten different players posted scoring figures for Northwest. All of Smoky Mountain’s six points were accrued by Levi Webb.
Northwest opened the game with a 20-5 lead after the first period, and took a 38-6 lead into the half. The Patriots held Smoky Mountain scoreless the rest of the way, taking a 46-6 lead into the fourth before closing out the 44-point victory.
Smoky Mountain will stay on the road to open next week with a trip to Edgemont. Northwest will remain at home on Monday when it hosts Del Rio. Both games are slated for 6 p.m. starts.
NORTHWEST (50): Leo Campos-Nuci 14, Rolando Campos Rodriguez 8, Benito Torres 8, Brandon Millette 6, Lucas Donnelly 4, Ayden Curtis 2, Cornelio Campos-Nuci 2, Jackie Barrette 2, Donovan Campos-Nuci 2, Cairo Gayton 2.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN (6): Levi Webb 6.
EDGEMONT 26, CENTERVIEW 23 (GIRLS)
The Edgemont Lady Panthers put together a strong first half that allowed them to hold off a late charge from the Centerview Falcons on Thursday.
Leading by 10 going into the second half, Edgemont had to weather a rally from Centerview in order to come out with a 26-23 victory, it’s first victory of the season.
Kera Clevenger led the Lady Panthers with 11 points. Centerview was led by Mason McMahan, who also had 11.
Edgemont opened the game with an 8-4 lead, and extended it to a 19-9 advantage at the half. Centerview wasn’t privy to trailing by double digits, and worked furiously to cut down the deficit in the second half.
The Lady Falcons could only knock two off the lead in the third, as they still trailed 21-13 going to the fourth, but posted 10 points in the final frame to give Edgemont a scare.
The Lady Panthers were able to hold them off, though, coming away with a narrow three point win on the road.
EDGEMONT (26): Kera Clevenger 11, Kenzie Stuart 6, Logan Edmonds 3, Kenley Jones 2, Cianna Davis 2, Kadence Watson 2.
CENTERVIEW (23): Mason McMahan 11, Cadence Phillips 8, Emma Barrett 2, Trinity Owen 2.
EDGEMONT 30, CENTERVIEW 27 (BOYS)
It took a strong fourth quarter comeback to propel the Edgemont Panthers to a road win over Centerview on Thursday.
The Panthers topped the Falcons 30-27, as Jerome Cofield led Edgemont with a game-high 14 points. Centerview was led by Brady Calfee’s nine points.
Edgemont led 7-4 at the end of one, and maintained its advantage to take a 14-11 lead at the half. Centerview became the aggressor to start the second half, though, taking a 21-19 lead into the fourth with hopes of closing out the come from behind win.
However it was Edgemont who notched the comeback effort, churning out just enough offense to pull out the three point victory.
Edgemont will return home on Monday when it hosts Smoky Mountain. Centerview will be on the road when it travels to Bridgeport. Both games are slated for 6 p.m. starts.
EDGEMONT (30): Jerome Cofield 14, Kalen Hawkins 6, Ethan Watson 3, Luke Jones 2, Darius Marshall 2, Tyson Sutton 2, Haiden McMahan 1.
CENTERVIEW (27): Brady Calfee 9, Cameron Turner 6, Ethan Hurley 5, Luke Jarnigan 5, Riley Collins 2.
BRIDGEPORT 45, COSBY 9 (GIRLS)
The Bridgeport Lady Rockets took to the road and harassed the Cosby Lady Eagles all night, Thursday.
Holding Cosby to single digits, the Lady Rockets walked out with a 45-9 victory from the Eagles’ Nest. Madylyn Bible and Halle Kitchen each co-led Bridgeport with 10 points apiece. Cosby was led by Ariel Ottinger’s 10 points.
Bridgeport held Cosby to no points in both the first and fourth quarters. The Lady Rockets led 8-0 after one, and carried a 24-5 lead into the half. They continued to stretch the lead with a 39-9 lead going into the fourth before claiming the 36-point win on the road.
BRIDGEPORT (45): Madylyn Bible 10, Halle Kitchen 10, Ava Wheeler 7, Calie Presnell 5, Alexis Evans 4, Hannah Linderman 4, Chesnee Rollins 4.
COSBY (9): Ariel Ottinger 7, Allie Ottinger 2, Kylee Cornwell 1.
COSBY 41, BRIDGEPORT 26 (BOYS)
After holding an early, narrow lead, the Eagles of Cosby built on it quarter by quarter to top the Bridgeport Rockets 41-26 on Thursday night.
A big night from both Tristian Ellison and Austin Sprouse helped lead the way. Ellison had a game-high 17 points, while Sprouse added 16 for the Eagles. Zander Ball led Bridgeport’s effort with 10 points.
Cosby held a narrow 11-10 lead after one, but stretched it to a 20-14 advantage at the half. The Eagles continued to stretch the lead in the second half, pushing ahead by double digits with a 31-18 lead going into the fourth.
All the Eagles had to do over the final six minutes was maintain their lead. They did so well, and even extended their lead a bit more to take a 15-point victory at home.
Cosby and Bridgeport will switch roles to start next week. The Eagles will be on the road at Grassy Fork on Monday, while Bridgeport returns home to host Centerview. Both games will tip-off at 6 p.m.
COSBY (41): Tristian Ellison 17, Austin Sprouse 16, Jaxon Cameron 4, Greycin Cobble 2.
BRIDGEPORT (26): Zander Ball 10, Raeshon Palmer 6, Andrew McMahan 2, Devonte Wigfall 2, Jake Ellison 2, Kaden Shropshire 2, Keagan Hall 2.
PARROTTSVILLE 53, DEL RIO 14 (GIRLS)
The Lady Parrotts of Parrottsville rolled to victory over the Del Rio Lady Trojans on Thursday.
Coming off a tough loss to Bridgeport on Monday, the Lady Parrotts bounced back with a 53-14 win over Del Rio. Brooke Clevenger led all scorers with 20, while teammate Destiny Reece added 10. Del Rio was co-led in scoring by Jessi Swanger and Hannah Strange, who each had four points apiece.
Parrottsville opened the game with a 17-2 lead after the first period, and took a 26-8 lead into the half. The Lady Parrotts pushed the lead past a 20-point advantage with a 36-12 lead at the end of the third before going on to claim the 39-point victory at home on Thursday.
PARROTTSVILLE (53): Blake Clevenger 20, Destiny Reece 10, Kate Kickliter 6, Cee Gee McNealy 5, Kirsten Moore 2, Abby Niethammer 2, Brooke Clevenger 2, Javin Campbell 2.
DEL RIO (14): Jessi Swanger 4, Hannah Strange 4, Harlie Tocholke 2, Ella Serpico 2, Sierra Fisher 2.
PARROTTSVILLE 57, DEL RIO 21 (BOYS)
After a lopsided win on Monday, the Parrottsville Parrotts came back with a commanding 57-21 home win over the Del Rio Trojans on Thursday.
Cooper Kelley led all scorers with 25 for the Parrotts. Del Rio was led by David Carver’s seven points.
Parrottsville opened the game with a 15-7 lead after the first period, but put on a showcase in the second quarter to extend its lead.
The Parrotts put up 22 points in the frame while holding Del Rio to just five, as they took a 37-12 lead into the half.
Parrottsville continued to put the clamps down on defense in the second half, holding the Trojans to nine points total in the final two frames. The Parrotts led 50-16 after the third before going on to claim the 36-point victory.
Del Rio remains on the road to start next week with a trip to Northwest. Parrottsville has an open date on Monday, but will return to action next Thursday when it hosts Cosby.
PARROTTSVILLE (57): Cooper Kelley 25, Leland Sartain 9, Dylan Webb 9, Logan Hommel 7, Payton Worex 4, Dolan Turner 3.
DEL RIO (21): David Carver 7, Elijah Hembree 4, Logan Bowlin 3, Eli Roberts 2, Kenneth Diaz 2, CJ Hopkins 2, Gabriel Kassab 1.