9th Warriors finish runner-up in district
By Sparta Live | January 31, 2011 12:00 am
The District 6AAA freshman teams got together Saturday and completed their district tournament all in one day at Cumberland County High School.
The Warriors won their first game, but fell to Cookeville 52-38 in the title game. The Warriorettes were ousted in overtime by the host team in their opening game.
In a repeat of Friday’s varsity game, the Warriors squared off against Cookeville in the boys’ freshman championship game Saturday night in Crossville.
The Warriors played from behind all the way in the title game. Cookeville led 13-5 after one and 30-19 at the half. The Warriors were within eight, 40-32, at the start of the fourth, but the Cavaliers went on to take the 14-point win.
Dalton Nash led the Warriors scoring 23 of their 38 points in the contest. Jalon Foster added six and Skylar Delaney chipped in with four. Blake Lynn netted three and Spencer Young rounded out the scoring with two points.
The Warriors advanced to the title game with a 53-31 win over Warren County earlier on Saturday.
WCHS led 15-9 after one and 22-16 at the half. They, however, outscored the Pioneers 16-6 in the third to pull away for the win.
Delaney led the way with 15 hitting four three pointers in the contest. Jalon Foster added 13. Blake Lynn was also in double figures with 10. Dalton Nash chipped in with nine. Christian Nash, Dustin Cole and Michael Harris rounded out the scoring with two points each.
The girls’ took on the Lady Jets early on Saturday. WCHS held a narrow 4-3 lead after one quarter of play, but trailed 16-15 at the half.
The seesaw battle continued with the Warriorettes leading 28-24 heading into the fourth quarter. The Lady Jets hit a three with very little time remaining to force the overtime. Crossville went on to take the 42-41 win in the extra period.
Kelsey Roberts and Paige Winningham led the way for WCHS with 15 points each. Kaydra Cash added six and Amber Hudgens chipped in with five.
That wrapped up the freshman 2010-11 basketball season.