8th grade teams pick up two CTC Conference wins Thursday

by | December 4, 2017 9:40 am

Caydra Parker goes up for a layup in a game earlier this season. Parker finished Thursday night’s game with 11 points.

Riley Smith takes a three in a game earlier this season. Smith finished with 9 points in Thursday’s game against East Tullahoma Middle School.

The White County Middle School 8th grade basketball teams traveled to Tullahoma to take on the East Tullahoma Panthers and Lady Panthers this past Thursday night. The Warriors and Warriorettes both left Tullahoma with one more win underneath their belts. The Warriorettes got the night going picking up a 33-9 win over the Lady Panthers. The Warriors jumped out to an early lead and cruised to a 40-21 victory.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 12-1 lead over the Lady Panthers at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Warriorettes outscored East Tullahoma 7-4 in the quarter and led 19-5 heading into the locker room.

After halftime, the Warriorettes came out of the locker room and outscored the Lady Panthers 9-3 and led 28-8 heading into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter, the Warriorettes outscored the Lady Panthers 5-1 on their way to a 33-9 win.

Caydra Parker led all scorers with 11 points, and Addison Abell chipped in 6 points. Karly Gentry, Nia Powers, and Sara Ferguson each finished with 4 points. Jordan England and Andi Haston rounded out the Warriorettes scoring with 2 points each.

In the nightcap, the Warriors jumped out to an early 13-2 lead over the Panthers.

In the second quarter, the Warriors outscored the Panthers 8-6 in the quarter and led 21-8 at the half.

In the third quarter, both teams finished the quarter with 6 points, and the Warriors led the Panthers 27-14 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter of play, the Warriors outscored the Panthers 13-7 and went on to win by a final score of 40-21.

Issac Butcher led all scorers with 15 points, and Riley Smith chipped in 9 points for the Warriors. Brady Lohorn and Tanner Bumbalough each finished with 3 points. Grant Miller, Ethan Swoape, Layne Brown, and Jayvn Strode rounded out the Warriors scoring finishing with 2 points each.

The Warriors and Warriorettes will be busy this week with three games. On Monday night, both teams will travel to Shelbyville to take on Harris Middle School. On Tuesday night, the Warriors and Warriorettes will go to Cookeville to take on Avery Trace Middle School. Both teams will close out their week with a trip down to Winchester to take on North Franklin Middle School. These games will start with the Warriorettes set to play at 6 p.m. and the Warriors to follow.

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