8th grade sweeps Harris Middle

By | December 7, 2017 9:29 am

Ben Hillis drives in for a layup in Monday’s game vs. Harris. Hillis finished with 11 points.

White County Middle School 8th grade teams traveled to Shelbyville, on Monday night, and picked up two Central Tennessee Conference wins over Harris Middle School.

The Warriorettes got the night going picking up a 29-12 win over the home team. The Warriors closed out the night, avenging an earlier loss to Harris with a 41-38 win.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes fell behind early, trailing Harris 4-2 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Warriorettes turned up their defensive pressure and caused a lot of steals and outscored Harris 8-2 in the quarter and took a 10-6 lead in the locker room.

In the third quarter, the Warriorettes outscored Harris 8-4 and led 18-10 heading into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter. The Warriorettes had their best quarter of the night, outscoring Harris 11-2 in the quarter and won by a final score of 29-12.

The Warriorettes were led by Nia Powers, who finished with 16 points. Jordan England chipped in 6 points, and Caydra Parker added 5 points. Karly Beth Frazier rounded out the Warriorettes’ scoring with 2 points.

In the second game of the night, the Warriors also fell behind early, trailing 8-5 after the first quarter of play.

In the second quarter, the Warriors also picked up their defensive pressure and got a lot of fast-break buckets, outscoring Harris 14-5 in the quarter and led 19-13 heading into halftime.

After halftime, the Warriors kept their pressure up and outscored Harris 13-4 in the third quarter and led 32-17 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter of play, Harris outscored the Warriors 21-9, but the Warriors held on for the 41-38 win.

The Warriors were led by Isaac Butcher, who finished with 17 points. Ben Hillis chipped in 11 points, and Riley Smith added 8 points. Tyler Gentry finished with 3 points, and Grant Miller rounded out the Warriors’ scoring, finishing with 2 points.

The Warriors and Warriorettes also played on Tuesday night, but the scores were not available at press time. The Warriors and Warriorettes will return to action, on Thursday, when they travel to North Franklin Middle School. The Warriorettes will start at 6 p.m., with the Warriors to follow.

On Dec. 12, White County Middle School Basketball will be hosting a Toy Drive in exchange for admission to the 7th grade and 8th grade basketball games against Avery Trace. These toys will be donated to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Each toy equals one free admission. A list of Items that are requested by the hospital can be found above.

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