The entire Midstate was under a winter weather watch on Friday the 13th. Schools were closed for snow that never really showed up. The only storm that hit happened in Macon County as the Warriorettes and Warriors came into town and left no doubt as to who the better teams were.
The Warriorettes took the floor first against the Tigerettes of Macon County. The Warriorettes were hot from the opening tip. Nia Powers was in double figures before the first quarter was even over. Ava Jones was close behind her with 8 points. The Warriorettes lead 22-9 after one.
The referees called the game very tight, and many fouls were called. Macon County kept the game from getting too far out of hand by making tons of free throws. The score at halftime was 38-23 in favor of the visiting Warriorettes.
Celeste Reed seemed to get comfortable on the court for the first time since coming back from injury. Reed scored 8 points in the third, as she and Nia Powers dominated the paint. The Tigerettes did hit several threes in the third but the Warriorettes increased their lead to 57-36 after three. The fourth quarter was much of the same as the Warriorettes ended up defeating the Tigerettes on their home floor 74-44. The Warriorettes were led in scoring by Nia Powers with 22. Celeste Reed poured in 17 points and Ava Jones had 12 points.
The boys took the court following the girl’s game. The result looked very similar. The young men from Sparta came out on fire. Jakeb Davis has had his name spelled wrong in the newspaper and on the internet all season long but he made sure that everyone knew his name during the game on Friday. Jakeb had 19 points in the first quarter! He couldn’t miss. Jakeb hit 5 three pointers. He wasn’t the only player that was shooting the lights out. Thomas Paul and Tripp Pinion also shot the ball well in the first. The Warriors led 32-9 after one.
Thomas Paul took over the bulk of the scoring in the second quarter as he poured in 9 points. Thomas Brock hit a three. Pinion had several nice drives to the basket. The lead at halftime grew to 53-18.
The second half saw the Warriors just keep pouring it on the Tigers. Christian Henderson scored 10 in the third. Subs like the Dickerson brothers, Jackson Young and Keon Lewis also got in on the scoring action. The Warriors ended up winning by 43 points. They tallied 21 steals on the night. The final score was 83-40. Jakeb Davis led the team with 21 points. Thomas Paul scored 17. Christian Henderson had 13 points and Tripp Pinion had 10. Six other Warriors were able to get on the scoreboard.
It was a great night to be a White County fan. The two teams won their games by a combined 73 points.
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