White County Sweeps Franklin County

Story and photos by Kailee Means:

Both White County basketball teams earned home wins against Franklin County on Monday night.

The Warriorettes defeated Franklin County 84-60. The Warriorettes dominated the majority of the game, racing out to an early lead and cruising to the win.

“We were only able to get one film, so it ended up being more about us than it was about them,” said head coach Michael Dodgen. “It was the first time we had played a team that has played zone all year so that was good for us to come out and score 84 points without seeing a zone… It was kind of a different look for us but overall I was pleased.”

Leading on the stat sheet for the Warriorettes were junior Nia Powers with 25 points. Senior Alaina Stiles had 20 points. Freshman Ava Jones had 10 points.

“Celeste (Reed) is the one a lot of people are going to forget about,” said Dodgen. “When you look at the stats sheet she has nine points and nine rebounds and probably was not feeling the best but stuck it out and played. Nia and Alaina did a good job of scoring 45 points combined together, and I thought Ava Jones played well in the first half.”

The Warriorettes followed up the victory with a dominant win over Girls Preparatory School at on Tuesday.

The White County Warriors battled their way to a 59-53 win over Franklin County.

The Warriors led after the first quarter, before surrendering the lead and needing to battle back late in the game. Junior Malaki Dowell sealed the win at the free throw line in the final seconds.

“Franklin County is a lot better than they looked on film, and we have never played them,” said head coach Eric Mitchell. ”You know this little team found a way to win.”

The leading scorer for the Warriors was junior Tomas Paul with 31 points. Junior Jake Davis scored 9 points. Juniors Thomas Brock and Japeth Richmond both had 5 points.

“Thomas Brock came in right off the bat and hit a three, Logan Brown hit a big three in the corner that tied it at 50,” said Mitchell. “It is just kind of a total thing, Thomas got hot and Jake was hot last Friday. Last  Friday against York I had Jake, Thomas, and Tomas, we gotta keep that but we also need some inside production.”

The Warriors will take a break for Thanksgiving. They will return to the court on Tuesday when they take on Warren County.