NEWPORT—Monday was a big night for Del Rio’s Hannah Strange and Northwest’s Rolando Campos-Rodriguez.
The two led their respective teams to victory, as the Lady Trojans of Del Rio topped the Northwest Lady Patriots 43-17, and the Northwest Patriots bested the Del Rio Trojans 68-34.
It was also a stellar night for Grassy Fork, Bridgeport and Edgemont as they each swept their opponents on Monday. Outside of the Grassy Fork Ravens holding off a late rally from the Cosby Eagles, the remaining five teams had a fairly easy time pulling out victories.
DEL RIO 43, NORTHWEST 17 (GIRLS)
Shutting down the Northwest Lady Patriots in the second half, the Del Rio Lady Trojans pulled away for a 43-17 win on the road on Monday.
Hannah Strange led all scorers with 21 points in favor of Del Rio. Northwest was led by Jada Lorenzo’s 13 points.
Lorenzo had all 13 of her points in the first half, which helped keep the Lady Patriots in range of pulling out the win. However, Del Rio still managed to lead 10-6 after one, and 24-15 at the half.
Thanks to a big night from Strange, particularly in the middle portion of the game, the Lady Trojans pulled out to a 35-16 lead at the end of the third.
Del Rio’s defense didn’t surrender a single made shot from the field throughout the entire second half as it went on to claim a 26-point victory on the road.
DEL RIO (43): Hannah Strange 21, Lexi Fleming 6, Jessi Swanger 6, Vanessa Diaz 4, Carley Webb 2, Harlie Tocholke 2.
NORTHWEST (17): Jada Lorenzo 13, Carrina McCarthy 2, Jaden Moll 1, Alicia Morales 1.
NORTHWEST 68, DEL RIO 34 (BOYS)
Rolando Campos-Rodriguez wasn’t about to taste defeat on Monday night.
His game-high 32-point outing led Northwest to a 68-34 victory over the Del Rio Trojans. Teammate Leo Campos-Nuci followed with 11 points. Del Rio was led by David Carver’s 14 points, and Elijah Hembree’s 10.
Northwest led 9-8 at the end of one, and took a 26-19 lead into the half. Campos-Rodriguez had 11 at the half, and was set to explode to close out the game.
He put up 21 points in the second half, as the Northwest defense held Del Rio to just 15 points over the final 12 minutes in order to finish out the 34-point victory at home.
Del Rio will be off to finish the week, while Northwest will be on the road at Edgemont. Del Rio will be back in action next Monday when it travels to Smoky Mountain. Both games are set for 6 p.m. tip-offs.
NORTHWEST (68): Rolando Campos-Rodriguez 32, Leo Campos-Nuci 11, Brandon Millette 8, Benito Torres 7, Donovan Campos-Nuci 2, Jackie Barnette 2, Cornelio Campos-Nuci 2, Ayden Curtis 2, Peter Corby 2.
DEL RIO (34): David Carver 14, Elijah Hembree 10, CJ Hopkins 6, Eli Roberts 4.
GRASSY FORK 34, COSBY 12 (GIRLS)
The Grassy Fork Lady Ravens maintained their perfect start to the season on Monday with a 34-12 home win over the Cosby Lady Eagles.
Shylee Shelton led the Lady Ravens with a game-high 12 points, while Cosby was led by Ariel Ottinger’s 10 in the loss.
Grassy Fork’s defense made the difference throughout the night against the Lady Eagles, holding them to no more than four points in each frame. The Lady Ravens used their defense to help build an 11-4 lead after the first period, and took an 18-6 lead at the half.
Grassy Fork continued to dominate the game in the second half, taking a 28-10 lead into the fourth before finishing off a 22-point home victory.
GRASSY FORK (34): Shylee Shelton 12, Chloe Hance 8, Madison Miller 5, Shaylee Coggins 4, Abigail Stokely 3, Alexis McGaha 2.
COSBY (12): Ariel Ottinger 10, Tyra Brooks 2.
GRASSY FORK 46, COSBY 40 (BOYS)
The Grassy Fork Ravens had to hold off a furious second-half rally from the Cosby Eagles to defend their home court on Monday night.
Despite trailing 28-14 at the half, Cosby wasn’t ready to go down quietly. However, the early deficit proved to be too much as Grassy Fork was able to hold off the Eagles late for a 46-40 triumph.
Cyler Davis and Kannon Surber each led the Ravens in scoring. Davis had a game-high 16 points while Surber added 15. Cosby was led by Austin Sprouse’s 14 points.
The Ravens doubled up Cosby in each of the first two periods, holding an 18-9 lead at the end of the first and taking a 28-14 lead into the half. Both Davis and Surber did most of their damage in the first 12 minutes, combining for 21 of the Ravens first-half points.
Cosby went to work at cutting down the deficit to start the second half, and was able to get within single digits before going to the fourth. Grassy Fork still led 32-24, but it was apparent it had a fight on its hands to close out Monday’s victory.
The Eagles hit four shots from deep to put pressure on the Ravens, but the home team was able to do just enough to hold them off for the six-point victory.
Both Grassy Fork and Cosby will be on the road Thursday to close out the week. Grassy Fork will travel to Centerview while Cosby hits the road for Parrottsville. Both games are slated to start at 6 p.m.
GRASSY FORK (46): Cyler Davis 16, Kannon Surber 15, Trevor LaRue 9, Peyton Raines 6.
COSBY (40): Austin Sprouse 14, Tristian Ellison 8, Jaxon Cameron 5, Greycin Cobble 4, Mack Holt 4, Oaklon Cameron 3, Aiden Whaley 2.
EDGEMONT 44, SMOKY MOUNTAIN 6 (GIRLS)
Monday night’s contest between Edgemont and Smoky Mountain belonged entirely to the Lady Panthers. The led from start to finish to capture a 44-6 win at home over the Lady Bears.
Kera Clevenger led all scorers with 10 points. Diamond Hyde followed with 10 for Edgemont. The Lady Panthers boasted eight different scorers.
Edgemont led 13-2 after one, and shutout Smoky Mountain in the second period to take a 25-2 lead into the half. The Lady Bears would put four more points on the board, but it wasn’t enough to threaten the home standing Lady Panthers.
Edgemont extended its lead to a 36-6 advantage after the third quarter before going on to finish off the 38-point win.
EDGEMONT (44): Kera Clevenger 15, Diamond Hyde 10, Kenley Jones 5, Kadence Watson 4, Cianna Davis 4, Lola Lulo 2, Harley Summerlin 2, Logan Edmonds 2.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN (6): Alyssa Susalla 2, Alexis Kincheloe 2, Gabby Sylvester 2.
EDGEMONT 53, SMOKY MOUNTAIN 8 (BOYS)
The Edgemont Panthers used a frenetic start to Monday night’s contest to pick up a 53-8 home win over the Smoky Mountain Bears.
Jack Hicks and Kalen Hawkins each co-led the Panthers with 10 points apiece, as 11 different players posted scoring figures for Edgemont. Smoky Mountain was led by Bryer Henderson’s four points.
Edgemont opened the game with a 20-0 run that spanned the entire first quarter, and carried a 25-4 lead into the half.
The Panthers extended their lead to a 39-4 advantage at the end of the third before closing out the 45-point victory on their home floor.
Edgemont will remain at home on Thursday when its hosts Northwest. Smoky Mountain will stay on the road with a trip to Bridgeport. Both games are set for 6 p.m. starts.
EDGEMONT (53): Jack Hicks 10, Kalen Hawkins 10, Jarvis Scipio 8, Darius Marshall 4, Haiden McMahan 4, Tyson Sutton 4, Jerome Cofield 4, Austin Gresham 3, Caden Lane 2, Ethan Watson 2, Luke Jones 2.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN (8): Bryer Henderson 4, Stewie Gallagher 2, Johnathan Susalla 2.
BRIDGEPORT 49, CENTERVIEW 13 (GIRLS)
The Bridgeport Lady Rockets used a strong start to race out to a 49-13 home win over the Centerview Lady Falcons on Monday night.
Madylyn Bible led all scorers with 14 points in the affair. Centerview’s Abby Zajac paced the Lady Falcons with seven points.
Bridgeport held a 26-5 lead after the first period, and carried a 34-9 lead into the half. The Lady Rockets continued to build on their lead in the second half, holding Centerview to just four points in the final two frames.
The Lady Rockets led 45-13 at the end of the third period before going on to finish off the 36-point victory at home on Monday.
BRIDGEPORT (49): Madylyn Bible 14, Calie Presnell 9, Halle Kitchen 8, Alexis Evans 7, Chesnee Rollins 7, Kionna Williams 2, Ava Wheeler 2.
CENTERVIEW (13): Abby Zajac 7, Mason McMaha 4, Cadence Phillips 2.
BRIDGEPORT 81, CENTERVIEW 24 (BOYS)
The Bridgeport Rockets used Monday night’s outing as an opportunity to get everyone involved on the score sheet.
Bridgeport got out to a large, early lead to top the Centerview Falcons 81-24 at home on Monday. Out of the 12 different players that scored, Bridgeport was co-led by Raeshon Palmer and Karson Manning’s 12 points apiece. Cameron Turner led the Falcons with seven points.
The Rockets led 26-5 after the first period, and carried a 43-16 lead into the half. Bridgeport’s defense held Centerview to just eight points in the second half, as the Rockets pushed their lead to a 62-24 advantage at the end of the third before going on to close out the 57-point victory.
Both Bridgeport and Centerview will be at home on Thursday to close out the week. Bridgeport will host Smoky Mountain, while Centerview will host Grassy Fork. Each game will tip at 6 p.m.
BRIDGEPORT (81): Karson Manning 12, Raeshon Palmer 12, Andrew McMahan 9, Jake Ellison 8, Ethan Laws 7, Devonte Wigfall 6, Keagan Hall 6, Hayden Smith 6, River Shropshire 5, Blake Ellison 4, Kaden Shropshire 4, Zander Ball 2.
CENTERVIEW (24): Cameron Turner 7, Luke Jarnigan 6, Ethan Hurley 5, Brady Calfee 4, Albert Liner 2.