WCMS 6th grade teams get a win to start off their season
by Andy Southard | October 12, 2017 8:39 am
The White County Middle School 6th grade basketball teams tipped their seasons off on Tuesday night with a matchup against Coffee County Middle School. Both the Warriors and Warriorettes were able to come away with pretty decisive victories.
The Warriorettes got things going on the night picking up a 36-11, and the Warriors followed suit picking up a 44-26 win.
In the girls’ game, neither team could get much going in the first quarter, but the Warriorettes led the Lady Raiders 5-4 at the end of one quarter of play.
In the second quarter, the Warriorettes outscored the Lady Raiders 9-4 and took a 14-8 lead into the locker room.
After halftime, the Warriorettes’ defense stifled the Lady Raiders as they outscored the Lady Raiders 15 to 3 and took a commanding 29-11 lead into the final quarter of play.
In the last quarter of the game, the Warriorettes outscored Coffee County 7-0 to win by a final score of 36-11.
Leading the Warriorettes was Celeste Reed with 11 points. Laney Copeland finished with 9 points, and Sara Kate Brogden tallied 6 points. Rylee Savage came away with 4 points. Tatum Rittenberry and Pyper Price both finished with 2 points, and Karlee Wilhite and Hannah Crawford rounded out the scoring with 1 point apiece.
In the boys’ game, the Warriors took an 8-4 lead into the second quarter.
In the second quarter, the Warriors were outscored by Coffee County 9 to 8 but still held the lead heading into the locker room 16-13.
In the third quarter, both teams each scored 11 points keeping the score to a 3-point lead for the Warriors at 27 to 24.
In the final quarter of play, the Warriors came out to play outscoring their opponent 17 to 2 to take the win by a final score of 44 to 26.
Leading the way for the Warriors off the bench was Jakob Lohorn with 13 points. Owen Adams chipped in 8 points. Blake Steele finished the game with 7 points, and Caden Mitchell came away with 5 points. Levi Griggs made a 3 for his only basket of the night. Jackson Young, Colton Locke, Rex Lowery, and Keaton Sparkman each chip in two points.
The 6th grade teams will take fall break off but will be back in action on Oct. 23 when they travel to Manchester to take on Coffee County.