Warriorettes pick up 6th straight win
By Andy Southard | December 7, 2017 9:24 am
The White County High School Warriorettes traveled down to Seymour, on Tuesday night, to take on The King’s Academy Lady Lions. The Warriorettes would come away from the contest with their sixth straight win of the season, with a 69-44 victory. The Warriorettes would struggle in the second quarter and only lead by 29-24 at halftime. However, the Warriorettes would start off the third quarter on an 18-0 run and pull away from the Lady Lions.
In the first quarter, the Warriorettes would jump out to an early 2-0 lead after a Gracie Dodgen layup, but the Lady Lions would answer back with a 5-0 run to take a 5-2 lead. The Warriorettes would answer back, though, with 10 straight points. Hannah Leftwich would knock down a pair of free throws to get the Warriorettes with 2. Mia Murray would then get the Warriorettes the lead on a layup to make it 6-5, with 5:26 remaining in the first quarter. Kanden Reeves would make her first basket of the game to expand the Warriorettes’ lead to 8-5, with 5:18 remaining in the game. Dodgen would then get another basket to make it 10-5, with 5:01 remaining, and Murray would finish off the run with a layup to make it 12-5, with 4:25 remaining in the quarter. After both teams would trade a basket, the Lady Lions would knock down a 3 to cut the Warriorettes’ lead down to 14-10. However, the Warriorettes would close out the quarter knocking down two 3’s by Jessie Green and Julia Curtis to take a 20-10 lead into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, The King’s Academy would outscore the Warriorettes 11-3 to start off the second quarter and cut the Warriorettes’ lead down to 2 at 23-21. The Warriorettes would close out the quarter, though, on a 6-3 run. Reeves would hit her first 3 of the game to make it 26-21, with 1:25 remaining in the quarter. After a King’s Academy 3 to make it 26-24, Reeves would knock down her second 3 of the game to give the Warriorettes a 29-24 lead heading into halftime.
In the third quarter, the Warriorettes would start off the quarter on an 18-0 run. Leftwich got the Warriorettes going, hitting a layup and getting fouled on the play. She would make her free throw and push the Warriorettes’ lead to 32-24. Dodgen would get a layup, with 7:01 remaining, to make it 34-24. Then Reeves would get her quarter going with a layup to push the lead to 36-24. Leftwich would get her second layup of the quarter to make it 38-24. After a Lady Lion miss, Murray would get her quarter started with a layup to make it 40-24. The Warriorettes would then get a steal, and Dodgen would knock down a 3 to make it 43-24. Murray and Dodgen would both get another basket to close out the Warriorettes’ run and make it 47-24, with 4:02 remaining in the third quarter. King’s Academy would answer back with a 3 to cut the Warriorettes’ lead to 47-27. However, the Warriorettes would answer again with a three of their own from Green to make it 50-27. Kendreah Reeves would also get a 10-foot basket to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 52-27. After a King’s Academy basket, the Warriorettes would answer back with 4 straight points. Kanden Reeves would get a layup, with 2:12 remaining in the quarter to make it 54-29, and then her sister, Kendreah Reeves, would go to the line and knock down a pair of free throws to make it 56-29, with 1:41 remaining in the game. The King’s Academy would hit a pair of free throws at the end of the quarter, but the Warriorettes would answer with a basket by Curtis to make it 58-31 heading into the final quarter of play.
In the final quarter of play, the Warriorettes would be outscored 13-11 but would hold on for the 69-44 win.
With the win, the Warriorettes move to 6-1 on the season. The Warriorettes will be back in action, on Friday, when they travel to Cumberland County to take on the Lady Jets. The Warriorettes and the Lady Jets were once in the same district, but this year the Lady Jets have moved down to AA. This game will still be for bragging rights but will not count toward the district standing any more. The Warriorettes will tip-off at 6 p.m.