WCHS Warriors take big win on Senior Night


Feb. 8 was Senior Night for the White County Warriors. The starting five for the Warriors were Jeremiah Gardenhire, Christian Kelso, Javen Strode, Jake Davis, and Tomas Paul.

The visitors from Macon County scored the first basket. White County answered with a 3-pointer from Tomas Paul, the first points of Paul's 25 on the night. With 4:49 left in the first quarter, Japheth Richmond, Thomas Brock, and Tripp Pinion checked into the game for the Warriors. On the next drive for the Warriors, junior guard Davis took the ball to the basket, fouled hard, and left the game. Davis' shot was good, and Christian Henderson took his free throw to complete the three-point play. Henderson hit a 3-point shot to increase the Warriors’ lead. At the end of the quarter, Pinion went to the line and hit one of two and gave the Warriors a 10-6 lead after the first quarter.

The Warriors gained momentum, outscoring the Tigers 25-10 in the second quarter. Paul went on a 5-point run, scoring a 3-pointer and going to the line and scoring 2. Pinion's defense led to a basket for the Warriors. Brock hit a 3 for the Warriors to keep the offense rolling. Japheth Richmond was fouled and scored 1 from the free-throw line. Paul drove to the basket and was fouled and completed the 3-point play from the line. Logan Dickerson checked in for the Warriors and hit a 3 to contribute to the Warriors’ scoring. Brock and Paul combined for 8 points in a run by the Warriors - Brock hit a jumper and 3-pointer, while Paul scored and was fouled, went to the line, and completed a 3-point play. At the half, the Warriors held a 35-16 lead over the Tigers of Macon County.

Brock continued the scoring for the Warriors by hitting a 3-pointer for WCHS. Pinion was fouled on his shot attempt for Sparta and went to the line and hit 2 for the Warriors. Henderson made a basket and was fouled and completed the 3-point play from the line. Richmond energized the packed house at Roy Sewell gymnasium when he dunked the ball on a fast break. Paul hit two baskets, and Jackson Young hit 2 from the line as the quarter ended. The Warriors held a 51-25 lead over the Tigers at the end of three quarters.

The fourth quarter saw 10 different Warriors take the floor, and the scoring was distributed across seven of those players. A basket started the scoring for the fourth quarter by Brock.  Young kept the ball rolling by hitting a basket for the Warriors. Paul hit a three, and Richmond hit a basket for White County in subsequent possession. Paul hit two baskets for the Warriors to cap off his 25-point night, leading all scorers. With 3:38 left in the game, the Warriors held a 64-33 lead. The Warriors would score 10 points after the timeout. Henderson had 2, Young had 3, Dickerson had 2 from the line and, to cap off  Senior Night, Kelso hit a 3.

The Warriors won over the Tigers 74-39.


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