Hot shooting night for Warren County boys; Lady Eagles top Northwest Halifax

Nov. 30, 2013 @ 12:45 AM

Wanda Thompson’s primary goal for her teams is usually to establish an inside presence. That philosophy hasn’t completely changed, but the Warren County head coach wants to take advantage of her sharpshooters this season.

The Eagles (4-0) knocked down their first four 3-pointers Friday and finished with 10 on the night in a 76-51 win over Northwest Halifax.

Warren County converted six of those 3s in the first quarter and had eight by halftime in addition to shooting 14-of-16 from the foul line.

A dozen Eagles scored. Tyler Thompson led the team with 13 points, Charlie Williams had 10 and Dennis Waddell poured in 11 off the bench. Those three players each scored all of their points in the first half as Warren County took a 56-26 lead into the locker room. Each also had a pair of 3s in the opening quarter as the home team shot 6-of-8 from long range.

“It wasn’t like one person was trying to do it all. It was a total team effort,” said Wanda Thompson. “We have a lot of guys that can score. They’re not selfish. They work the ball around. They’ve very aggressive on defense. I think we’re headed in the right direction.”

The Eagles host Nash Central on Wednesday.

NORTHWEST HALIFAX
Hendricks 8, Jacobs 4, Harris 10, Davis 14, Richardson 13, Jackson 2

WARREN COUNTY
Kaelan Evans 6, Charlie Williams 10, Tyler Thompson 13, A.J. Alston 8, Justin Fitts 6, Dennis Waddell 11, Michael Hargrove 5, Chris Privett 4, Antonio Thompson 5, Jaylen Jones 3, Rashawn Stevenson 1, Bobby Bullock 4

Warren County 48, Northwest Halifax 38

The Warren County varsity girls outscored Northwest Halifax 14-5 Friday in the third quarter to take a 33-24 lead into the final quarter.

The Eagles pushed that advantage to as many as 15 points in the final frame before claiming a 48-38 win.
Warren County (2-2) got a balanced scoring effort with five players scoring eight points or more. Jodeci Boyd and Alexis French each had nine and Boyd added nine rebounds.

It was the second win of the season for the Eagles over Northwest. The two losses came to KIPP Pride.
“I think we did better,” said Warren County head coach Shannon Jones. “I think we put it together more as a team. I think we wanted it more.”

Lanayiha Ashe scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Vikings.

Warren County returns to action Friday at Northern Vance.

NORTHWEST HALIFAX
Tyiha Moody 9, Nhea Robertson 1, Lanayiha Ashe 22, Tekeyah Arrington 2, Alexus Davis 2, Asya Counter 2

WARREN COUNTY
Starbisha Satterwhite 8, Denaisha Wortham 8, Jodeci Boyd 9, Alexis French 9, Sierra Hicks 8, Makayla Jones 2, Regine Palmer 2

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