Warriors defeat a hot-shooting Meigs County team


The White County Warriors took the court to take on the Meigs County Tigers in the second game of the evening, on Nov. 15.  Several of the Warriors had just joined the team for practice because they were finishing the football season.  It seemed to take a few minutes for the team to get their legs under them and gel as a team.  Meigs County rode the hot shooting of guard Ethan Meadows in the first half.  He hit shots with hands in his face. He hit shots falling backward.  The defense of the Warriors wasn’t that bad. Meadows just couldn’t miss. 

The first quarter saw Japheth Richmond play aggressively, taking the ball to the hoop using his size advantage.  Jake Davis made a couple of 3’s. The Tigers kept feeding the ball to Meadows, and he kept scoring.  The score after one quarter saw the Warriors in an early hole at 21-14.

The defense of the Warriors improved in the second quarter.  The Warriors held the Tigers to 11 points.  The Warriors were behind 32-28 at halftime.  Ethan Meadows scored 27 of his team’s 32 points in the first half. The Warriors only scored one more point as a team in the first half than Meadows scored on his own.  Something would have to be done in the second half.  Coach Eric Mitchell made adjustments at halftime, and Meadows only scored 5 points in the second half.

The Warriors made a move in the third quarter. They began to heat up from behind the arc.  Christian Henderson came up clutch by draining two key 3-pointers.  The first one pulled White County to within 2 points.  His second 3 gave the Warriors the lead.  Thomas Brock hit a 3 to extend the lead.  The score after three quarters was 43-41 in favor of the Warriors.

The Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter. Japheth Richmond threw down a couple of powerful dunks.  Three pointers started falling from all over the court.  Meadows was shut down, and the Warriors cruised to a 69-54 victory.

The Warriors had four players in double figures and another just 1 point short. Jake Davis had 18 points.  Japheth Richmond had 17 points. Christian Henderson had 13, while Thomas Paul and Thomas Brock added 10 and 9 respectively.


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