In a pair of exciting games, the West Middle School basketball teams were able to sweep Coffee County after earning a pair of wins in Manchester on Thursday night.
With a two-point lead heading into the third quarter, the Bobcats kept their perfect season intact, defeating the Red Raiders 40-34. The West boys basketball team improved to 8-0 on the season, sweeping the season series with Coffee County.
The girls game needed overtime to settle a winner, after the Lady Bobcats rallied to tie Coffee County at 27, forcing the extra period. From there, West took control as Lucy Nutt put up four points in the period, helping her team garner the 37-32 victory.
Nutt led West (6-2) in scoring on the night, putting up 17 points. Olivia Swain also added double figures, putting up 13 points.
With their team trailing 16-13, heading into the final period of play, Nutt and Swain exploded in the fourth quarter, combining for 14 points. Nutt put up eight points in the period, while Swain added six points of her own.
Nutt followed with four more points in overtime, while Swain added three points. Morgan Carr buried a 3-pointer for West, helping her team pick up the victory.
After being tied at 10 after one quarter, the West boys team took a 24-17 advantage into halftime. After holding the Bobcats to just seven points in the third quarter, Coffee County cut the score to 31-29 heading into the final period of play.
The Bobcats held Coffee County to just six points in the final quarter, all of which came from the free-throw line. Joseph Duncan added eight points for West in the final period of play, while Jacob Dixon added a free throw of his own, ensuring the Bobcats picked up the win.
Duncan and Krys Uselton each finished with 10 points on the night for West. Mays Snipes added eight points for West in the win.
Prior to Thursday night, the teams from West were coming off wins at Warren County on Monday. The Lady Bobcats notched a 40-22 victory, while the Bobcats secured a 57-44 win.
Duncan led the West boys team in scoring, putting up 16 points in the victory. Justus Chadwick added 13 points, while Uselton finished with 16 points. Keenan Johnson added nine points.
The West girls were led by Nutt in scoring against Warren County as she put up 14 points in the win. Liv Bowen and Swain each added eight points of their own in the victory.
Lady Panthers defeat Harris, fall to White County
Trailing 21-19 entering the final period of play, the East girls basketball team forced double overtime, before picking up a 31-29 victory over Harris on Monday night.
Down by two at the end of the third quarter, the Lady Panthers tied the contest at 25, extending the game to overtime. Each team only managed a pair of points in the first extra period, as the score was tied at 27, forcing a second overtime period.
East was able to put up four points in double overtime, holding off Harris and garnering the 31-29 victory. As of press time, individual scoring for that matchup was unavailable.
The Lady Panthers (2-5) dropped their next matchup to White County on Thursday. As of press time, the box scores from that contest were unavailable.
While the girls team garnered a win against Harris, the East boys fell in that matchup and lost their next matchup to White County on Thursday. As of press time, the box scores from that game were unavailable.