White County High School Warriorettes head into 2019 at 16-0
By Andy Southard | January 3, 2019 9:02 am
With the 2018 portion of their schedules behind them, the Warrior and Warriorette basketball teams are ready to jump into the crucial part of their regular season slates.
The teams have their holiday tournaments behind them and are now ready to dive into the District 6AAA portion of their schedules.
Of the 12 regular season games remaining on the schedule, eight of those are of the District 6AAA variety. Those are the games that can make or break a team’s season. What has come before this point has been all about getting teams ready for the league stretch.
The Warriorettes come into 2019 with a record of 16-0, their best start under Head Coach Michael Dodgen.
The holiday tournaments provided a challenge for the White County High School girls. However, every time the games would get close, or they would get behind, they would have somebody step up and do whatever needed to be done to get the win.
The Warriorettes will have a challenge on their hands for their first action of the 2019 season, with a busy schedule against a couple of strong teams. WCHS travels to DeKalb County, on Friday night. The Lady Tigers come into the game at 11-4. One of those four losses came to the Warriorettes inside Roy Sewell Gymnasium, on Nov. 20. The Warriorettes had to come back and pulled out a 63-58 win, and DeKalb will be out for revenge on their home court, on Friday night.
Next week, the Warriorettes will be at home, on Monday night, to take on Bledsoe County, who is 6-7 on the season. Then, on Tuesday night, the Warriorettes will hit the road to Crossville to take on Cumberland County (14-3) for their final game before starting District 6AAA play. The Lady Jets are coming off a championship in the Seahawk Holiday Classic and the Winterfest Shootout. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season.
After that game, eight of the next nine will be 6AAA contests. The lone non-league game during that stretch is when the Warriorettes host Cumberland County, on Jan. 26.
As far as District 6AAA goes, the Warriorettes have the best overall record of any of the five league teams. Everybody, except for Warren County, so far, has a record right at .500 or above.
Stone Memorial is 10-3. Cookeville starts 2019 with a mark of 14-5. Rhea has eight wins in 16 outings, and Warren County is a4-9.
So far this season, the Warriorettes have three players averaging over 10 points per game. Gracie Dodgen leads the way with 16.9. Kendreah Reeves is averaging 12.1, and Mia Murray is at 10.4.
The Warriorettes, though, will be without junior guard Kanden Reeves. Reeves suffered a wrist injury during the Sunshine Classic, in Daytona Beach, Florida, and will be out for four to six weeks.
Friday’s game on the road against Dekalb County is set for a 6 p.m. tip-off.