White County Middle School 8th grade Warriorettes win CTC title
By Andy Southard | January 31, 2019 9:57 am
The White County Middle School Warriorette basketball team swept both first place trophies from the Central Tennessee Conference this season.
The Warriorettes went 14-0 in the conference regular season to capture that title and then polished off their season with three wins in the conference tournament last week and brought home that trophy as well.
The Warriors were ousted from the CTC tournament in the championship game Friday night, with a 37-27 loss to South. The Warriors defeated Warren County 50-39 to make it to the championship game.
The Warriorettes fell behind early in championship game, trailing 4-2 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Warriorettes used their defense to get their offense going and outscored North 11-3. WCMS led 13-7 at the half.
In the third quarter, both teams played pretty evenly, but the Warriorettes outscored North 9-8 in the quarter and headed into the final quarter of play with a 22-16 lead. In the final quarter of play, the Warriorettes put the game away, outscoring North 13-3 in the quarter on their way to a 35-18 win.
Nia Powers led the way for the Warriors, scoring 19 points. Celeste Reed joined her in double figures with 10. Karly Gentry chipped in four, and Lexie Golden rounded out the scoring with two.
After the tournament, Powers, Gentry, Karley Frazier, Kalie McDonald, and Lexie Golden were all named to the All-Conference team.
For the Warriors, they fell behind early, as they were outscored 13-0 in the first quarter, on Friday night. In the second quarter, South continued to grow their lead but only outscored the Warriors 6-5 in the quarter and led 19-5 heading into the second quarter. In the second half, the Warriors tried to make a comeback outscoring South 22-18, but were unable to rally as they fell 37-27.
Thomas Paul led the Warriors with seven points. Christian Henderson chipped in six points, and Logan Brown added five points. Japeth Richmond tallied four points and Thomas Brock made a three. Rylan Bumbalough rounded out the scoring with two points.
After the game, Brown, Richmond, and Henderson made it on the All-Conference team.
The Warriors and Warriorettes are now playing in the TMSAA State Tournament. However, results from that tournament were unavailable at press time.