WCHS and VBHS basketball teams busy with team camps

By | June 7, 2018 12:14 pm

Dyson Reece takes a three point shot in the Warriors game against Van Buren County.

Mia Murray goes up for a layup over a Livingston Academy defender.

Both the White County High School and Van Buren County High School basketball teams were busy to begin their week with team camps.

The Warriors and Warriorettes got their first taste of summer scrimmage action in a two-day play day at WCHS.

The Warriors got in four games in the two days going 4-0 in the play day. The Warriors would pick up wins over Van Buren County, Sequatchie County, Coffee County, and Bledsoe County.

After the games, Coach Eric Mitchell had this to say, “I thought we played well in our four games. We played some good team basketball, and we got a lot accomplished. I am very pleased with the way we played, but we have to continue to work and get better.”

The Warriorettes played only twice in the two days, because of their games at Middle Tennessee State University, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. The Warriorettes won both of their games, on Monday, picking up wins against Livingston Academy and Grundy County High School.

Coach Michael Dodgen had this to say about his team, “I thought our games were some good games for us to get our summer schedule started. We played really hard and did some good things on the floor, especially on defense. This team can play many different styles of basketball and continue to play hard. We have to continue to develop depth off the bench and have girls step up and get better.”

For the Eagles, they went 3-3 at the two-day event. The Eagles won against Jackson County, York, and Clarkrange, but the Eagles would fall to the Warriors, Coffee County, and Upperman. The Eagles’ three losses were by a total of 15 points.

After the play day, Coach Dustin Sullivan had this to say, “I am very proud of the effort from players. I had a lot of coaches’ comment about how hard the guys play, and that’s where it all starts. We have to do better at not letting our offense affect our defense and cut down on the turnover. However, I am happy with our play, and it was a good two days for us.”

The Warriors and the Eagles will both return to action, on June 7, when they travel to Tennessee Tech University Team Camp. The Warriors will play in two varsity games and two junior varsity games. The Varsity team will take on Gordonsville, at 9 a.m., and then take on Monterey, at 1 p.m. Both of those games will be at Cookeville High School in the main gym. The junior varsity team will play at noon against Monterey and again at 3 p.m. against Livingston. Both of those games will be played at Cookeville West Gym.

The Eagles will play three varsity games and two junior varsity games. The varsity team will play at 9 a.m. against Livingston, 11:10 a.m. against Gordonsville, and at 3 p.m. against Pickett County. All three of those games will be held inside the Hooper Eblen Center. The junior varsity team will play at 2 p.m. against Monterey inside Memorial Gymnasium, and at 5 p.m. against Pickett County inside the Hooper Eblen Center.

The Warriorettes return to action, on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at MTSU. On Thursday, the Warriorettes play at noon inside AMG gym and 5 p.m. inside the main gym. On Friday, the Warriorettes play at 1 p.m. inside AMG gym and 5 p.m. inside the main gym.

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