WCMS 8th grade teams struggle at Tullahoma West

by | January 15, 2018 8:22 am

Riley Smith takes a 3 in a game earlier this season. Smith led the Warriors with 6 points on Monday night. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

Nia Powers goes up for a layup in a game earlier this season. Powers led the Warriorettes with 11 points last Monday night. (Photo by ANDY SOUTHARD)

The White County Middle School 8th grade teams traveled to Tullahoma West Middle School, on Jan. 8. The Warriors and Warriorettes struggled to get much going offensively, both falling to the Bobcats and Lady Bobcats.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes and Lady Bobcats couldn’t get much going offensively in the first half, with the Lady Bobcats holding a 3-2 lead at the half.

In the second half, both teams picked up their offense, but the Warriorettes were unable to pull ahead falling to Lady Bobcats 20-18.

In the second game, The Bobcats held onto a 10-point lead at the half and pulled away from the Warriors in the second half winning by a final score of 54-23.

In the Warriorettes game, the Warriorettes and Lady Bobcats both score 1   point in the first quarter, and the Lady Bobcats outscored the Warriors 2-1 in the second quarter as the Lady Bobcats held onto a 3-2 lead at the half.

In the third quarter, both teams finished the quarter with 7 points, and the Warriorettes trailed the Lady Bobcats 10-9 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, West Tullahoma outscored WCMS 10-9 in the quarter, and the Lady Bobcats won by a final score of 20-18.

Nia Powers led the Warriorettes with 11 points. Jordan England chipped in 5 points, and Caydra Parker rounded out the Warriorettes scoring, finishing with 2 points.

In the nightcap, the Warriors fell behind early, trailing the Bobcats 13-6 at the end of the first quarter, and in the second quarter, the Bobcats added to their lead, outscoring the Warriors 10-7 in the quarter.

The Warriors trailed West Tullahoma 23-13 at the half.

In the third quarter, the Warriors were outscored 20-4, and trailed West Tullahoma 43-17 heading into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter, West Tullahoma outscored the Warriors 11-6, on their way to a 54-23 win.

Riley Smith led the Warriors with 6 points. Ben Hillis chipped in 4 points, and Issac Butcher added 3 points. Ethan Swoape, Brady Lohorn, Layne Brown, Parker Whited, and Wes Gooch rounded out the Warriors’ scoring with 2 points each.

The Warriors and Warriorettes will finish up their season Jan. 18 when they play host to Warren County Middle School. The Warriors and Warriorettes will also have their homecoming on Jan. 18 before the Warriorettes’ game that is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. The WCMS 7th grade teams will also play Jan. 18. The Warriorettes are expected to begin their game at 4 p.m., with the Warriors to follow.

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