White County High School takes two from Sequatchie County
by Andy Southard | December 4, 2017 9:33 am
After going 3-1 to start the week, the White County High School Warriors and Warriorettes both closed out their weeks with wins. Both teams welcomed Sequatchie County High School into Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Friday night, and both teams sent them back home with a loss.
The Warriorettes picked up their fifth straight victory of the year, with a 64-31 win over the visiting Lady ‘. Gracie Dodgen led all scorers with 17 points. Senior Hannah Leftwich also had a big night, finishing with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
The Warriors picked up their fourth win of the year, with a 78-39 win over the Indians. The Warriors were led by freshman Grant Slatten, who finished with 21 points. Sophomore Masyn Winningham also had his best game of the year ending with 16 points.
In the first game of the night, the Warriorettes jumped out to a 16-0 lead to begin the game. Kanden Reeves got the scoring started, knocking down a 3. Mia Murray would knock down a layup to put the Warriorettes up 5-0. After a steal, the Warriorettes would find Leftwich under the basket for a layup, and she would get fouled. After knocking down her free throw to put the Warriorettes up 8-0, Murray would knock down a 3 to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 11-0. Dodgen would then step to the free throw line twice, knocking down one of her two free throws both times to push the lead to 13-0. Reeves would close out the run with a 3 to make it 16-0, with 4:47 remaining in the first quarter. After a Lady Indians’ basket, Dodgen would knock down a 3 to push the lead to 19-2, with 4:14 remaining. Sequatchie County would get a 3-point play to cut the lead to 14, but Leftwich would answer back with a layup to push it back to 16 at 21-5. Sequatchie County would answer again with a 3 to cut the lead down to 13. However, the Warriorettes would have an answer themselves, coming back with back-to-back 3’s, with one from Dodgen and two from Jessie Green, to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 30-8, with 34 seconds remaining in the quarter. After a Sequatchie County basket to make it 30-10, Leftwich would hit another layup to make it 32-10, and that would be the score to end the quarter.
In the second quarter, the Lady Indians got the scoring started cutting the Warriorettes’ lead to 32-12. Both teams would go one for two at the free throw line to make it 33-13, and then Reeves would knock down a 3, with 5:30 remaining in the second quarter, to push the Warriorettes’ lead to 36-13. After a Lady Indians’ basket, then Leftwich would get the ball and drive to the basket and make her layup and would get fouled on the play also. She would step to the line and knock down her free throw to put the Warriorettes up 39-15. After each team would trade a few baskets to make the score 42-19, the Warriorettes would close out the half on an 8-0 run. Leftwich would start it off going 2-2 from the free throw line, and then she would get an offensive rebound and put it back up to make the score 46-19 with 1:46 left in the half. Kendreah Reeves would close out the half scoring the final 4 points. She would go 2-2 from the line to make 48-19. Reeves would then get a steal and a layup with 15 seconds left to make 50-19, and that would be the score, as both teams would head to the locker room.
In the second half, the Warriorettes would outscore Sequatchie County 14-12 and win by a final score of 64-31.
In the second game of the night, The Warriors would also jump out to an early lead. Dyson Reece got things going for the Warriors, knocking down a layup to put the Warriors up 2-0. David Kinser would get then get an offensive rebound and put it back up to put the Warriors up 4-0. Then it would be Slatten’s turn to get his night started, as he would knock down a layup to push the lead to 6-0, with 5:46 remaining in the first quarter. About a minute after that, Kinser would then miss a layup but would be fouled on the play. He would step to the free throw line and knock down one of his two free throws to make it 7-0. After an Indians’ turnover, then Kade Clark would get a layup to make it 9-0, with 4:26 remaining in the first quarter. The Indians would get their first basket of the game on the next trip, down knocking down a 3 to make the score 9-3, but Kinser would be fouled on his shot attempt on the Warriors’ next possession. He would again knock down one of his two free throws to make it 10-3 in favor of the Warriors. After a Sequatchie County 3, the Warriors would answer back with 5 straight points. Micah Webster would get his night going with an offensive rebound putback to make it 12-6 in favor of the Warriors. Then, on the next Warriors’ possession, Winningham would knock down a 3 from the top of the key to push the Warriors ahead 15-6, with 1:05 remaining in the first quarter. After an Indians’ basket, Slatten would get a layup, with 27 seconds left in the first quarter to make it 17-8, and that would be score heading into the second quarter.
The second quarter would start off much like the first quarter did for the Warriors. The Warriors would score 14 of the first 15 points scored in the quarter. Austin Burchett would get the scoring started for the Warriors when he would knock down a layup to push the Warriors lead to 19-8. After an Indians’ free throw, the Warriors would answer back with 12 straight points. Webster would get back-to-back buckets to make it 23-9, with 6:03 remaining in the half. Reece would also get a 3 in the scoring, and Slatten would score the final 5 points, which made the score 31-9, with 4:52 remaining in the half. The Indians would score the next 5 points to cut the Warrior lead to 31-14. However, the Warriors would answer with 6 straight points of their own. Kinser, Slatten, and Winningham would all score to push the Warriors’ lead to 37-14, but Sequatchie County would close out the quarter on a 4-2 run to make the score 39-18 heading into the second half.
In the second half, the Warriors would pull away from the Indians, outscoring them 39-21 in the half, which included a 17-0 run to start the fourth quarter. The Warriors would wind up winning by a final score of 78-39.
With the wins, the Warriorettes move to 5-1 on the season, and the Warriors move to 4-2. Both teams will hit the road this week for both of their matchups. On Tuesday night, the Warriors and Warriorettes will travel to Seymour to take on Kings Academy. The Warriorettes’ game will start at 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT. On Dec. 8, both teams will go to Crossville to take on the Cumberland County High School. Unlike in years past where these games were a district game, this year the home and away matchup between the Jets and Lady Jets will not be a district matchup because of Cumberland County moving down to Double A. That game will tip off at 6 p.m. CT, with the Warriorettes playing first.