White County sweeps border match-ups

December 1, 2007

The White County Warriors and Warriorettes came to Smithville, Saturday night, and swept a pair of games from the DeKalb County High School basketball teams. The Warriorettes tamed the Lady Tigers, 50-23, while the Warriors out-scored the Tigers, 82-75. White County did not trail at any point in either game.

In the girls' game, the Warriorettes led 16-5 at the end of the first period, and 26-9 at the half. The Lady Tigers struggled from the floor, managing only four first half field goals. White County upped their lead to 38-17 at the end of the third period, before out-scoring DC 12-6 in the final period.

Katie Herman scored 12 points to lead the Lady Tigers, while Victoria Bennett added four. Morgan Page, Nikki Bass and Mackenzi Gibson each tallied two points, while Martha Webb chipped in a free throw. Lacy Yslas led White County and all scorers with 15 points.

The Tigers found themselves in an early double-digit deficit, but pulled to within seven, at 20-13, by the end of the first period. DC played catch-up all night, falling behind by 11 at the half, at 36-25, but got to within nine at the end of the third period, at 54-45. The Tigers closed the gap to within five points in the final period, but despite out-scoring White County 30-28 in the fourth, could not overcome the Warrior lead.

Travis Woodward scored 23 points to lead three Tigers in double figures, while Seth Willoughby and J.J. Herriott each had 17 points. Kyle Delaney led White County with 27 points.

The Tigers drop to 2-1 on the season, while the Lady Tigers fall to 1-2. DeKalb County will open the district portion of their schedule. Tuesday night, as Upperman visits the DCHS Gymnasium. Tip-off of the girls' game will be 6:00 p.m.

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