Warriors and Warriorettes split games with Coffee County
Posted By Kim Swindell Wood | November 29, 2019 6:12 am
By Jerry Lowery
White County High School Warriors and Warriorettes traveled south to Coffee County High School, on Nov. 25, to take on the Red Raiders in basketball action. Both girls’ and boys’ teams had the same record heading into the night’s action.
The Warriorettes were facing a very good Manchester team. Coffee County outscored White County in every quarter except the fourth quarter. The Warriorettes fell behind at halftime by three points by a score of 21-24.
The third quarter saw Coffee County extend the lead to seven at the end of the third quarter, with the score 31-38. Coach Michael Dodgen challenged the Warriorettes to tighten up the defense, and the girls responded. The Warriorettes began to claw and fight their way back, and, with 42 seconds on the clock, Mia Murray headed to the line with two free throws that would bring the Warriorettes to within one point if Murray could make the free throws.
Down three points, the first free throw came long off the front of the rim, and Murray got her own rebound and saw Gracie Dodgen on the left-wing three-point line. On the pass from Murray, Gracie Dodgen launched a high arcing shot that hit “nothing but net” and tied the game, with 38 seconds to play.
The Warriorette defense had two steals to end the game. The final score was 49-46. The Warriorettes never led the game until 38 seconds to play in the fourth quarter.
Gracie Dodgen led in scoring for the Warriorettes with 13 points. Mia Murray had 12 points. Kanden Reeves scored eight points and Kandreah Reeves scored seven points in the win. Julia Curtis had six points, and Alaina Stiles had three points to finish the scoring.
The Warriors did not fare as well as the Warriorettes on this night. The roles were almost reversed.
The Warriors outscored Coffee County in the first and second quarters.
At halftime, the Warriors led by a score of 33-27.
The third quarter saw the Warriors only score six points, while the Red Raiders put in 17 points to take the lead they would never give up. At the end of three quarters, the score was 44-39.
Both teams scored 13 points in the final frame, and the Warriors fell to 2-1 on the year with the loss. The final score was 57-52.
Grant Slatten led the Warriors in scoring with 23 points. Masyn Winningham scored 11 points. Micah Webster put in six points and Kegan Dodson scored four points. Tanner Paul and Kade Clark had three points each, and Austin Burchett added two points to round out the scoring. The Warriors were four for 20 from the three-point line. The Warriors were 14 of 24 from the free-throw line.