White County Warriors win over DeKalb County 53-37


The White County Warriors played a strong defensive game when they hosted the DeKalb County Tigers, on Dec. 14.

The Warriors strong defense kept the Tigers off balance from the start, as shown when DeKalb was forced to take a timeout early in an attempt to refocus with 6:53 left in the first quarter.

While the Warriors went on a small scoring run, the Tigers’ timeout seemed to help them as they kept the game close during the first quartet, tying the Warriors twice in the quarter. The Warriors’ Jake Davis hit from outside the circle to give the Warriors a 15-12 lead at the end of the first quarter.

That was the last time the game would be close as the Warriors went on a 14-2 run to start the second quarter and finished the half with a 37-15 lead over the DeKalb County team.

The Warriors would come back to the court and score just three points in the next quarter of play, while the Tigers would put up nine to unanswered points after Davis’s three-point basket that started second half action.

The Tigers would add two more baskets at the start of the final quarter to make it a 13-0 run before back to back baskets by Japheth Richmond and Davis would get the Warriors’ offense back on track. Both teams would trade a series of scoring baskets mixed in with some foul shots over the last six minutes of play, but the strong second quarter and solid defensive play throughout the game kept the Warriors comfortably on top as they claimed the win 53-37.

(Information provided by Austin Hannah)    


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