Warriorettes finish 2nd overall in Frank’s Shootout


The WCHS Warriorette basketball team went 2-1 in the 2nd annual Frank’s Shootout hosted here in Sparta at Roy Sewell Gymnasium to take second place overall in the tournament. The Warriorettes opened the tournament with a huge win over the Tennessee Heat on Tuesday night. Firing on all cylinders, the Warriorettes jumped out to a big 29-8 lead after the first quarter and kept piling on, ending the half with a 53-15 lead. The game saw 12 different Warriorettes score. Sophomore Gracie Clark led the team with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals. Senior Celeste Reed had 12 points and 5 boards while Freshman Ashlyn Selby poured in 10 points of her own.

On Day 2 of the shootout, the Warriorettes took on Ensworth’s Lady Tigers out of Nashville. The game saw several lead changes and was tight through three quarters, however, during the 4th quarter, the Warriorettes went on a 17-4 run to pull away and secure the win with a final score of 57-41. Celeste Reed recorded another double-double leading the team in scoring with 23 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Ava Jones scored 15 which included a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line, pulled down 8 rebounds, and blocked 3 shots.

With the two wins, the Warriorettes secured their place in the championship game on Thursday, 12/21 against the Dragonettes of York. The Warriorettes fought hard but weren’t able to overcome York’s junior point guard, Reese Beaty who scored 41 of their 59 points and single-handedly led them to victory. Ava Jones scored 11 and secured 5 boards while Celeste Reed had 20 points and 9 rebounds but fouled out with 4 minutes and 32 seconds remaining in the contest. At that point the score was 36-48 in favor of York and they never let the lead diminish. The game ended with a final score of 47-59.

The Warriorettes travel to California next week to take part in the Fight 4 The Heights tournament in Los Angeles from December 27-30th. The Warriorettes are currently 13-1, ranked 11th in the state, and ranked 3rd in Division 3A.


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