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Fast start sends Rosspoint to win at Evarts

With a strong defensive effort leading to numerous transition buckets, Rosspoint built a double-digit lead in the first quarter on the way to a 59-43 win Thursday at Evarts in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Thomas Jordan scored 20 points to lead the 4-2 Wildcats. Connor Blevins and Cooper McHargue added 11 each.

Chuckie Blackshire paced Evarts with 13 points.

Brody Napier scored 17 points, all in the first half, as Rosspoint won 54-38 in fifth- and sixth-grade action. Jayce Brown added 11 points.

Ashton Sizemore scored 17 and Benjamin Coleman added 14.

Rosspoint plays at Union College on Saturday. Evarts travels to Cawood on Tuesday.

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Rosspoint (59) — Thomas Jordan 20, Cooper McHargue 11, Isaac Kelly 9, Connor Blevins 11, Brayden Howard 2, Colby Johnson 4, Daven Johnson 2.

Evarts (43) — Chase Sizemore 5, Chuckie Blackshire 13, Jayden Burkhart 3, John Long 2, Matt Lewis 7, Dion Brown 8, Terrin Bennett 3, Ethan Long 2.

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Rosspoint (54) — Brett Johnson 8, Brody Napier 17, Brody Branson 5, Luke Kelly 6, Blake Hensley 7, Jayce Brown 11.

Evarts (38) — Grayson Grills 2, Benjamin Coleman 14, Ashton Sizemore 17, Aiden Reynolds 3, Bryce Mabes 2.

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Evarts (3) — Brenton Bargo 2, Kobe Noe 1.

Rosspoint (1) — Brayden Morris 1.

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Swanner leads Skins to a victory over Green Hills

Jonah Swanner poured in 16 points as Cumberland (4-1) rolled past visiting Green Hills 36-9 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action Thursday.

Dylan Simpson paced Green Hills with five points.

Aiden Craig led Cumberland to a 23-5 win in the fifth – and sixth-grade game with an 11-point performance.

Ethan Huff scored three to lead the Falcons.

Cumberland will travel to Wallins on Tuesday. Green Hills will play host to James A. Cawood on Monday.

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Cumberland (36) — Jonah Swanner 16, Brayden Blakley 9, Landon Phillips 5, Patrick Mandrell 4, Tyler Lunsford 2.

Green Hills (9) — Dylan Simpson 5, Keithan Shepherd 4.

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Cumberland (23) — Aiden Craig 11, Liam Garland 6, Alex Creech 4, Sedrick Washington 2.

Green Hills (5) — Ethan Huff 3, Dalton Halcomb 2.

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Cawood wins when Black Mountain drops to 3 players

Tied at 40-40 with visiting Cawood on Thursday, Black Mountain forfeited after losing its second player to fouls, leaving them with only three players.

Black Mountain coach Glenn Ford said it was his understanding that teams with only three players left were forced to forfeit.

Dylan Hicks scored 17 points and Skylar Lorenz added 14 for the Comets.

Zack Burgan led Cawood with 22 points. Gabe O’Rourke scored 14.

Black Mountain had nine players on its roster, but two were suspended, one was injured and one left the team during the game.

Reggie Cottrell scored 14 points to lead Black Mountain to a 35-29 win in the fifth- and sixth-grade game.

Cawood plays host to Evarts on Tuesday. Black Mountain travels to Harlan on Monday.

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Cawood (40) — Dylan Hicks 17, Skylar Lorenz 14, Jace Noe 7, Daniel Noe 2,

Black Mountain (40) — Zack Burgan 22, Gabe O’ Rourke 14, Ryley Mefford 4.

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Black Mountain (35) — R. Cottrell 14, L. Brock 9, J. Madden 4, J. Wilkinson 4, B. Madden 2, J. Stewart 2.

Cawood (29) — A. Grubbs 13, J. Fultz 11, B. Smith 3, D. Noe 2.

Daniels scores 12 as Trojans hang on for win at Rosspoint

Nathan Daniels scored 15 points as James A. Cawood won an early-season showdown at Rosspoint on Tuesday with a 33-29 victory in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Cooper McHargue led Rosspoint with 15 points.

Rosspoint coasted to a 57-26 win in fifth- and sixth-grade action as Brett Wes Johnson scored 16, Brody Napier tossed in 15 and Blake Hensley added 12 to lead the Wildcats.

Kaden Jones scored eight for the Trojans.

Rosspoint defeated Cawood 37-9 in fifth- and sixth-grade action as Napier led the Wildcats with 16 points.

Adam Grubbs paced Cawood with five points.

Issac Kelly scored 10 as Rosspoint won 41-21 in the seventh- and eighth-grade game.

Dylan Hicks led the Comets with 11 points.

James A. Cawood plays host to Wallins on Thursday. Rosspoint plays at Evarts on Thursday.

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James A. Cawood (33) — Nathan Daniels 15, Cameron Lester 8, Tristan Cooper 5, Jeremiah Clem 3, Gavon Spurlock 2.

Rosspoint (29) — Cooper McHargue 15, Thomas Jordan 7, Isaac Kelly 3, Samuel Henson 2, Noah Brewer 2.

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Rosspoint (57) — Brett Wes Johnson 16, Brody Napier 15, Blake Hensley 12, Jayce Brown 7, Kayden Hensley 3, Luke Kelly 2, Brody Branson 2.

James A. Cawood (26) — Kaden Jones 8, Brennan Blevins 6, John Carter 4, Logan Couch 3, Bryson Bryant 2, Luke Heflin 2, Elijah Moore 1.

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Rosspoint (41) — Thomas Jordan 5, Cooper McHargue 7, Isaac Kelly 10, Connor Blevins 7, Tye Howard 3, Noah Brewer 5, Samuel Henson 2, Brayden Howard 2.

Cawood (21) — Jace Noe 4, Skyler Lorenz 2, Dylan Hicks 11, Daniel Noe 4.

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Rosspoint (37) — Brody Napier 16, Jayce Brown 6, Brody Branson 5, Luke Kelly 5, Blake Hensley 3 and Brett Wes Johnson 2

Cawood (9) —Adam Grubbs 5, Jason Fultz 2, Braiden Smith 2.

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Carmical leads Purple Devils as they sweep past Wildcats

Led by 13 points from eighth-grade guard Daniel Carmical, Wallins rolled past visiting Evarts 58-15 in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action Tuesday.

Wallins won 46-33 in fifth- and sixth-grade action as Ethan Simpson scored 14 to lead the Devils. Hunter Napier and Trenton Cole added 11 and 10 points, respectively.

Benjamin Coleman paced Evarts with 11 points.

Evarts will be at home against Rosspoint on Thursday. Wallins travels to James A. Cawood on Thursday.

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Wallins (58) — Daniel Carmical 13, Hunter Collett 8, Tanner Griffin 6, Lane Grubbs 6, Tucker Hatmaker 6, Cadyn Brock 5, Gavin Napier 4, Teddy Saylor 3, Kaden Saylor 3, Josh Sergent 2, Brian Miller 2.

Evarts (15) — John Long 4, Chuckie Blackshire 3, Chase Sizemore 2, Jayden Burkhart 2, Terrin Bennett 2, Ethan Long 2.

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Wallins (46) — Ethan Simpson 14, Hunter Napier 11, Trenton Cole 10, Evan Simpson 7, Connor Daniels 4.

Evarts (33) — Benjamin Coleman 11, Ashton Sizemore 8, Aiden Reynolds 8, Grayson Grills 2, Jacob Deleon 2, Houston Bennett 2.

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Swanner scores 24 as Redskins coast past Cawood

Jonah Swanner poured in 24 points as Cumberland rolled to a 64-40 win Tuesday at Cawood in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action.

Nazareth Sanchez added 14 points for the 3-1 Redskins.

Dylan Hicks scored 28 points to lead the Comets.

Cawood won 25-10 in fifth- and sixth-grade action as Jason Fultz led the Comets with nine points.

Alex Creech paced the Redskins with five points.

Cawood travels to Black Mountain on Thursday. Cumberland will be at home against Green Hills on Thursday.

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Cumberland (64) — Jonah Scanner 24, Nazareth Sanchez 14, Brayden Blakley 9, Landon Phillips 6, Akime Sanderson 4, Josh Pinkley 3, Patrick Mandrell 2, Darius Akal 2.

Cawood (40) — Dylan Hicks 28, Skyler Lorenz 7, Matt Daniel 2, Eli Sizemore 2, Jeremiah Allen 1.

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Cawood (25) — Jason Fultz 9, Brady Smith 4, Gage Peck 2, Braydon Smith 6, Dalton Noe 2, Ben Cochran 2.

Cumberland (10) — Aiden Craig 1, Alex Creech 5, Josh Duckworth 2, Bradley Hughes 2.

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Noah leads Green Dragons in rout of Black Mountain

Trent Noah scored 15 points to lead Harlan over Black Mountain in seventh- and eighth-grade basketball action Monday.

Ryley Mefford paced Black Mountain with five points.

Maddox Huff poured in 27 points as Harlan won 49-26 in fifth- and sixth-grade action.

Reggie Cottrell scored 14 points to lead Black Mountain.

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Harlan (50) — T. Noah 15, T. West 8, D. Montanaro 6, K. McLendon 5, H. Clem 4, M. Pennington 3, A. Johnson 3, C. Maples 2, K. Napier 2, J. Moore 1, T. Burgan 1.

Black Mountain (9) — Ryley Mefford 5, Gabe O’Rourke 2, Bryson North 2.

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Harlan (49) — Maddox Huff 27, Dylan Cox 2, Nate Montanaro 4, Vince Smith 2, Matt Nunez 2, Cameron Gray 2, Gage Bailey 4, Will Shepherd 6.

Black Mountain (26) — Reggie Cottrell 14, Jeremiah Madden 4, Landon Brock 8.