WCMS 8th grade teams sweep Tullahoma East to open season

by | November 2, 2017 8:59 am

Ben Hillis goes up for a lay-up in Monday’s game vs. Tullahoma East. Hillis finished the game with 8 points. (Photo by HANNAH LEFTWICH)

The White County Middle School 8th grade teams opened their season in Central Tennessee Conference play Monday at home against Tullahoma East and netted two wins.

The Warriorettes picked up the 28-23 win, while the Warriors held on late to win by a final score of 41-34.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes and East were tied at 6-6 after one quarter of play and were outscored in the second quarter 5-6 and trailed at the half 12-11.

In the third quarter, the Warriorettes outscored East 4-2 and led 15-14 heading into the final quarter of play.

In the fourth quarter, the Warriorettes outscored East 13-9 and won by a final score of 28-23.

Caydra Parker led the way for the Warriorettes with 9 points. Jordan England chipped in 8 points, and Nia Powers chipped in 7 points. Addison Abel rounded out the Warriorettes’ scoring with 4 points.

In the nightcap, the Warriors outscored East 6-2 after one quarter of play and held a 15-9 advantage at the half.

In the third quarter, East would get as close as 2, but the Warriors would build their lead back up and lead 31-19 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the final quarter of play, The Warriors would get outscored by Tullahoma East 14-10 but held on for the victory 41-34.

Isaac Butcher led the way with 11 points. Grant Miller chipped in 10 points, and Ben Hillis finished with 8 points. Ethan Swoape, Riley Smith, and Tyler Gentry each had 4 points to round out the Warriors’ scoring.

Both teams will be back in action Nov. 2 when they host North Franklin. The Warriorettes’ game will start after the completion of the 7th grade games. The Warriors will follow.

White County Middle School basketball will be teaming up with White County Middle School Student Council and collecting a canned vegetable per person in exchange for admission to the 7th and 8th grade games, on Thursday. These canned goods will be part of Thanksgiving meals prepared for the families of WCMS students that are in need during the holiday season.

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