Warriorettes pick up pair of wins to start their week

by | November 30, 2017 9:01 am

Hannah Leftwich

The White County High School Warriorettes picked up a pair of wins to get their week started off on the right track. On Monday night, Hannah Leftwich finished with 22 points to lead the Warriorettes to a 66-43 win over Signal Mountain. On Tuesday night, The Warriorettes had built a 37-9 lead by halftime and cruised to a 66-32 victory at Jackson County.

In Monday nigh t’s game, Leftwich would score the first 8 points for the Warriorettes, helping them build an early 8-7 lead, with 2:43 remaining in the first quarter. After a pair of Signal Mountain free throws to give them a 9-8 lead, Kendreah Reeves would answer back with 4 straight points for the Warriorettes to take the lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Reeves would go one of two from the free throw line to tie the game up at 9-9, and then she would hit a 3 to give the Warriorettes the 12-9 lead, with 39 seconds remaining in the quarter. After a Signal Mountain basket cut the lead to one, Warriorette Gracie Dodgen would hit a layup to give the Warriorettes the 14-11 lead heading into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, Signal Mountain would score the first basket of the quarter to cut the Warriorettes lead down to 1, but the Warriorettes would score the next 6 points to push their lead to 7. Reeves struck first, hitting a layup, to put the Warriorettes up 16-13, with 7:01 remaining in the quarter. Then Mia Murray would find Lauren Turner underneath the basket for 2 points and pushed the Warriorettes lead to 18-13. Jessie Green would cap off the Warriorettes’ run with a layup to push the Warriorettes lead to 20-13, with 4:53 remaining in the quarter. After 3 straight points from the Lady Eagles, the Warriorettes would answer back with 3 points of their own. Kanden Reeves would hit a layup to give the Warriorette the 22-16 lead, and then Leftwich would hit a layup to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 23-16, with 2:45 remaining in the quarter. The Warriorettes would close out the quarter on a 4-2 run, getting baskets from Kanden Reeves and Jenna Mathews, closing out the half and heading into the locker room with a 27-19 lead.

After halftime, the Warriorettes would get their first 3 points of their third quarter from Murray. Murray would hit a free throw to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 28-19. After a Lady Eagles free throw, Murray would make a layup to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 30-20, with 6:37 remaining in the quarter. Signal Mountain would get a basket to cut the Warriorettes’ lead to 8, but the Warriorettes would score the next 8 points to push their lead to 38-22. Leftwich would make a pair of free throws and a layup to put the Warriorettes up 34-22, with 4:49 remaining in the quarter. Kendreah Reeves would also get a layup to push the lead to 36-22, and Julia Curtis would score the final 2 points of the run at the 3:25 mark to put the Warriorettes up 38-22. Signal Mountain would score the next 4 points to cut the Warriorettes’ lead to 12, but the Warriorettes would close out the quarter on a 6-0 run, and one of those baskets was the score of the night. Dodgen would steal the inbounds pass with 3 seconds left and made the layup as time expired to give the Warriorettes a 44-26 lead heading into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter, the Warriorettes would extend their lead outscoring the Lady Eagles 22-17, and the Warriorettes would go on to win by a final score of 66-43.

On Tuesday night, The Warriorettes jumped on Jackson County early and never let up. Jackson County didn’t get their first points of the game till they were down 7-0, with 6:14 remaining in the first quarter.

Curtis got things going for the Warriorettes scoring the first 2 points of the game, with 7:43 remaining in the first quarter, to put the Warriorettes up 2-0. Kanden Reeves would get the next 3 points when she knocked down a 3 to put the Warriorettes up 5-0, with 7 minutes remaining in the quarter. Leftwich would cap off the 7-0 run with a layup, with 6:41 remaining in the game. After a pair of free throws by Jackson County, the Warriorettes would score the next 13 points of the game. Dodgen would get her night going with one of her four 3’s to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 10-2. Kendreah Reeves would follow that up with a 3, and the Warriorettes would lead 13-2. Dodgen would get the next 2 points for the Warriorettes with a layup to push the lead to 15-2, with 3:05 remaining in the quarter. Kendreah Reeves would follow up with a layup and would close out the Warriorettes’ scoring for the half with a 3 to push their lead to 20-2. Jackson County would score the last 4 points of the quarter, including their first field goal of the quarter, which came with 5 seconds remaining in the quarter to make it 20-6 heading into the second quarter.

In the second quarter, it was much like the first quarter. The Warriorettes would start off the quarter on a 5-0 run. Dodgen would get the first basket of the quarter to put the Warriorettes up 22-6. Curtis was the next Warriorette to score in the quarter, putting the Warriorettes up 24-6, with 6:18 remaining, and Kendreah Reeves would make one of her two free throws to put Warriorettes up 25-6, with 5:24 remaining in the quarter. After a pair of Jackson County free throws, the Warriorettes would score the next 12 points in the quarter. Murray got things going heading to the line twice and knocking down all four free throws to put the Warriorettes up 29-8, with 4:15 remaining. Dodgen would then find some room from behind the arc and put it in to push the lead to 32-8. Dodgen would then step to charity strip and make both of her free throws to push the lead to 34-8. Murray would then get a layup that made it 36-8, with 2:22 remaining in the quarter. Green would wrap up the Warriorettes’ scoring in the first half, going one of two from the free throw line to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 37-8. However, Jackson County would get a free throw at the end of the half, but the Warriorettes would head into the locker room up 37-9.

In the second half, the Warriorettes would outscore Jackson County 29-23 and cruise to a 66-32 win.

With the wins, the Warriorettes have won four straight games to push their record to 4-1 on the season. The Warriorettes will finish out the week when they return to Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Dec. 1, to take on Sequatchie County, at 6 p.m.

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