8th grade teams drop two

By | November 9, 2017 9:08 am

Riley Smith brings the ball up the court. Smith finished with 3 points, on Tuesday night.

The White County Middle School 8th grade teams traveled to Manchester, on Tuesday night, to take on Coffee County Middle School. Unfortunately, both teams came home with a pair of losses.

The Warriorettes weren’t ever able to get anything going offensively, and the Lady Raiders used big second and third quarters to pull away, as the Warriorettes lost 33-18.

In the second game of the night, the Warriors fell behind early and were unable to overcome the deficit, losing 40-34.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes fell behind   early, trailing Coffee County 6-2 at the end of first quarter.

In the second quarter, Coffee County built on their lead, outscoring the Warriorettes 11-4 and led 17-6 heading into halftime.

After halftime, Coffee County outscored the Warriorettes 11-7 in the third quarter and led 28-13 heading into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter, both teams finished with 5 points, and Coffee County took home the 33-18 win.

Nia Powers led the way with 11 points, and Caydra Parker finished with 7 points to round out the scoring for the Warriorettes.

In the nightcap, Coffee County jumped out to an early 10-4 lead on the Warriors after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, Coffee County built on their lead, outscoring the Warriors 12-9 and led 22-13 heading into the locker room. After the break, the Warriors came out in the third quarter and outscored the Raiders 10-8 but still trailed 30-23 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter of play, the Warriors again cut into the Raiders’ lead, outscoring them 11-10, but the comeback came up short, as Coffee County won 40-34.

Tyler Gentry led the Warriors with 9 points. Issac Butcher finished with 8 points, and Ben Hillis chipped in 7 points. Ethan Swoape added 4 points. Grant Miller and Riley Smith rounded out the scoring for the Warriors, with 3 points apiece.

Both teams will return home, on Nov. 9, when they play host to CTC Conference opponent Harris Middle School. The Warriorettes are scheduled to start at 6 p.m., with the Warriors to follow.

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