Warriors and Eagles hit the hardwood on Friday

by | June 19, 2017 6:54 am

Micah Webster goes up for a shot in the Warriors camp at Smith County.

Austin Miller takes a shot in one of VBHS’s team camps earlier this summer.

The White County High School Warriors and Van Buren County High School Eagles basketball teams were both in action, on Friday. The Warriors traveled down to Warren County for a play day. The Eagles hosted their play day at Van Buren County High School Gymnasium.

The Warriors played in two games on Friday. The games were divided up into 18-minute halves, with just the varsity playing, and then the junior varsity teams played one 12-minute quarter. The Warriors took on a very athletic Stewarts Creek team in the first game, and in the second game the Warriors took on Tullahoma High School. The Warriors were unable to withstand Stewarts Creek pressure and lost the Stewarts Creek, but came away with a victory in the second game.

After the games, Eric Mitchell, head basketball coach, had this to say about his teams play, “Well I think the work we got in today was an overall success. We learned a lot. We played a very athletic team in the first game that pressed us the entire game. In the second game, we played well. We still have a long way to go before our season, but if we continue to improve each day, we will get to where we need to be.”

The Warriors will finish up their team camps, on Wednesday, when they travel to Tennessee Tech University.

The Eagles hosted their final play day of the summer, on Friday. The Eagles had five teams come to VBHS to play. The Eagles faced off against Oakdale in their first game and walked away with a win. In their second game, the Eagles were victorious over Wartburg High School. They finished off the day winning against Silverdale High School.

After the day was over, Dustin Sullivan, Eagles head coach, had this to say about his team’s summer camps, “I was pleased with the was our summer season went. The guys played hard and were very coachable. We have a long way to go before November, and the next step is for them to make themselves better individually between now and the first practice day this fall.”

This will be the last summer camp for the Eagles before they get back together for the first official practice on Oct. 30.

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