WCMS splits a pair at Winchester

By | January 7, 2019 7:27 am

Celeste Reed takes a layup in a game from earlier this season. Reed finished Thursday night’s game with 16 points in the win.

The White County Middle School eighth grade basketball teams returned to action, on Thursday night, as they traveled to Winchester to take on South Franklin Middle School.

The Warriors and Warriorettes split their two games as the Warriorettes came out victorious, picking up a 50-22 win. However, the Warriors weren’t as lucky, as they struggled losing 42-15.

In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes jumped out to an early 14-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Warriorettes continued to build on their lead, outscoring South 9-5 in the quarter and led 23-7 at the half.

In the second half, the Warriorettes continued their dominance outscoring South Middle School 27-15 in the half on their way to a 50-22 win.

Nia Powers led the Warriorettes with 19 points. Celeste Reed also scored in double figures chipping in 16 points. Karley Beth Frazier added five points, and Lexie Golden finished with four. Karley Gentry, Laney Copeland, and Rylee Savage rounded out the scoring finishing with two points each.

In the nightcap, the Warriors fell behind early, trailing 5-4 at the end of the first quarter, and, in the second quarter, South took control of the game, outscoring the Warriors 15-5 in the quarter on their way to a 20-9 lead at the half. In the second half, the Warriors had no answer for South, as they were outscored 22-6 and fell by a final score of 42-15.

Malaki Dowell, who finished with 3 points, led the Warriors. Christian Henderson, Thomas Paul, Thomas Brock, Japeth Richmond, Logan Brown, and Kaden Hatmaker all finished with two points to round out the Warriors scoring.

The Warriors and Warriorettes will return to action Jan. 7 for their final home game of the season when they play host to West Tullahoma Middle School. The Warriorettes will kick off the night at 6 p.m., with the Warriors to follow.

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