Warriorettes defeat Eaglettes from Shelbyville


White County Warriorettes brought in a 3-0 record as they faced off against the Shelbyville Eaglettes, on Nov. 21, at Roy Sewell Gymnasium. The game started off with sloppy play from both teams. The play was characterized by missed shots, turnovers, fouls, over and backs, and walks. Shelbyville was called for 10-second calls three times in the early going. Celeste Reed got in early foul trouble as she picked up her second foul with three minutes left to play in the first quarter. Coach Michale Dodgen then did something unexpected - he turned to the young players on the team. Three freshmen saw action for the Warriorettes in the early going. The freshmen responded and played well on the big stage. Bella Winningham came in firing and hit a big 3. The score after one quarter was 13-8 with the Warriorettes in the lead.

Nia Powers picked up her second foul early in the second quarter. The post players for the Warriorettes needed to find a way to stay out of foul trouble. Ava Jones came in and played hard. She got a put back and was fouled for a 3-point play. The Eaglettes made a run and took the lead for a short time. They led 21-18, with 3:44 left in the half. The Warriorettes turned up the defensive pressure. They caused several back to back turnovers, which helped them to take and extend the lead. At halftime, the Warriorettes led 30-21.

The third quarter began with sloppy play again. Nia Powers scored the first basket almost three minutes into the half, with a deep 3-pointer. K.K. McDonald also hit a deep three. Bella Winningham also hit a deep 3 and was standing on the Warrior Logo when she let it fly. The Warriorettes capitalized as the Eaglettes continued to turn the ball over. The Warriorettes led after three quarters 47-32.

The Warriorettes finished the game with a strong fourth quarter. Ava Jones and Lexi Golden both drained 3-pointers. The Warriorette defense stayed strong, and they finished the game with a 61-42 win.

Nia Powers led the Warriorettes with 25 points. Celeste Reed scored 12. Ava Jones scored 8 points, Bella Winningham 6, and Lexi Golden 5. The Warriorettes moved to 4-0 on the season.


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