WCMS 7th and 8th grade teams win three out of four to start 2018

by | January 8, 2018 8:49 am

Andi Haston goes up for a layup in the WCMS 8th grade game, on Thursday night. Haston finished with 5 points, on Thursday night. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

Aiden Mullins takes a 3 in the WCMS 7th grade’s game, on Thursday night. Mullins finished with 7 points. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

The White County Middle School 7th and 8th grade teams started their new year off on the right foot Thursday night picking up three wins out of their four games against South Franklin Middle School. The 7th grade teams picked up two wins, and the 8th grade teams split their contest.

In the 7th grade games, the Warriorettes picked up a 38-19 win over the Lady Trojans, and the Warriors won 62-31 over South Franklin. In the 8th grade games, the Warriorettes picked up a 40-6 win, and the Warriors fell to the Trojans 52-25.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 24-6 lead at the end of the first half.

In the second half, the Warriorettes outscored South Franklin 14-13 and won by a final score of 38-19.

Karly Beth Frazier led the Warriorettes with 10 points. Lexie Golden and Savannah Goines both chipped in 7 points. Caroline Peek added 6 points, and Kalie McDonald tallied 5 points. Millie Copeland finished with 2 points, and Nia Powers rounded out the Warriorettes scoring with 1 point.

In the 7th grade Warriors game, the Warriors jumped out to an early 36-15 lead at the end of the first half.

In the second half, the Warriors outscored the Trojans 26-16 on their way to a 62-31 win.

Logan Brown led the Warriors with 13 points, and Garrett Johnson chipped in 10 points. Other scorers were Thomas Paul (8), Malaki Dowell (8), Aiden Mullins (7), Christian Henderson (4), Braxton Seevers (4), Rylan Bumbalough (3), Kaden Hatmaker (3), and Kobe Jones (2).

In the 8th grade game, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 22-1 lead at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Warriorettes added to their lead,   outscoring South Franklin 9-2 in the quarter and led 31-3 at the half.

In the second half, the Warriorettes outscored South Franklin 9-3, and the Warriorettes pulled out a 40-6 win over the visiting Lady Trojans.

Nia Powers led the Warriorettes with 12 points, and Caydra Parker chipped in 10 points. Other scorers were, Andi Haston (5), Karly Gentry (5), Karly Frazier (2), Lordis Northern (2), Sara Ferguson (2), Baily Kelsey (2).

In the nightcap, the Warriors trailed the Trojans 15-2 at the end of the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Warriors outscored South Franklin 14-7 in the quarter but trailed 22-16 at the half.

In the third quarter, the Warriors were outscored 17-4 in the quarter and trailed South Franklin 39-20 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter of play, the Warriors were outscored 13-5 and lost by a final score of 52-25.

Issac Butcher led the Warriors with 11 points, and Logan Dickerson chipped in 6 points. Ben Hillis added 4 points, and Brady Lohorn added 2 points. Ethan Swoape and Tyler Gentry rounded out the Warriors’ scoring, finishing with 1 point each.

All four teams will be back in action, on Jan. 8, when they travel to Tullahoma to take on West Tullahoma Middle School. The 7th grade Warriorettes will get the games started when they take the court at 4 p.m., with the 7th grade Warriors to follow. The 8th grade teams will then take the court after everything is over. The WCMS 7th grade teams will then be back in action, on Jan. 9, when they travel to Warren County to take on the Warren County All-Star team. Warren County has taken the best players from the five K-8 schools that are around the county and put them on one team. This team will be made up of 7th and 8th graders. The 7th grade teams will travel there, on Jan. 9, and then play host to the Warren County All-Stars, on Jan. 16. The WCMS 7th and 8th grade teams will then finish off their seasons, on Jan. 18, when they play host to Warren County Middle School. The Warriors and Warriorettes will also have their homecoming festivities before the Jan. 18 game.

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