WCHS Warriorettes roll on Senior Night


On Feb. 8, 2022, the Warriorettes took on defending state champions, the Macon County Tigerettes.

The Warriorettes were in control from the tip. Senior Alaina Stiles controlled the tip, and Nia Powers took the ball to the basket for a layup and started the scoring. Macon turned the ball over, then White County extended the lead to 5-0 with a Stiles 3-pointer. Macon County hit a 3, and, three minutes into the game, the Warriorettes had an 8-3 lead. Powers then went on a scoring streak for White County after a Stiles blocked shot. Powers hit a layup inside, was fouled on the next made basket and finished the play with a made free throw for a 3-point play. Powers' next shot was a 3-pointer, and she followed it with a shot inside for 2. With just under a minute to play in the first, senior Alaina Stiles put her name in the history books of Warriorette basketball by scoring her 1,000th point on a 3-point field goal. Kalie (KK) McDonald finished the quarter for the Warriorettes with a 3-pointer, and, after the first quarter, the Warriorettes held a 15-point lead 24-9.

The second quarter started with a quick basket by Alaina Stiles. Lexie Golden kept the scoring rolling with a 3-point basket. Powers continued her domination, going on a 9-point roll, hitting four baskets and a free throw for the Warriorettes. Celeste Reed hit a jumper from inside the paint for a quick basket. The Warriorettes held a 40-14 lead, with three minutes left in the half. Karley Beth Frazier was fouled, went to the line, and went 1-2 to increase the lead. Bella Stiles hit a 3, and Lexie Golden hit a jumper to finish the 22-point quarter for the Warriorettes. White County held a 46-14 lead at the half.

A slow start to the third quarter by the Warriorettes was broken by a basket by Celeste Reed when she hit a basket 1:30 into the third. Powers went on a run and scored the last of her 26 points on two baskets and a free throw. Reed also went on a 5-point run with two baskets and a free-throw herself. Pyper Price came into the game, hit a basket inside to complete the 14-point quarter, and pushed the lead to 60-17.

The fourth quarter saw 11 different Warriorettes take the floor. Karley Gentry started the scoring in the fourth, with a 3-pointer outside the arc. KK McDonald scored another basket for the Warriorettes. Pyper Price decided to put on a little run herself, scoring two baskets and going one of two from the line to score the Warriorettes' last 5 points of the night.

The Warriorettes finished the night with a 70-23 win over Macon County.


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