Rhea County basketball sweeps White County

Rhea County basketball won both home games against White County on Friday night after splitting the games at Warren County on Monday. Lady Eagles ran their record on the season to 19-3 and Eagles pushed their record to 14-8.(Photo:GaryBolden/RheaReview)

Lady Eagles run record to 19-3 with win over White

January 2018

Evensville, TN —  Rhea County basketball teams completed a sweep of visiting White County on Friday night.  Girls began the night with 90-64 win and boys won 73-35 in two lopsided wins.  With the win the Lady Eagles ran their overall record to 19-3 and district record to 3-0.  The Eagles pick up a district win for 1-2 record and run overall record to 14-8.  Rhea County will be on the road on Tuesday, the 23rd at Sequatchie County.

Lady Eagles 90 White 64

The Lady Eagles trailed early in first quarter 5-4.  Lady Eagles used a 8-0 run to take a 14-5 lead after a Mallory Hampton drive down the middle with 3:05 left in quarter.  Maddie Smith mad a nice pass to Blevins for a basket in transition to boost lead to 16-7.  White County made a run to cut lead to 18-16 with less than minute remaining in quarter.  Micah Black hit a three pointer from the elbow as quarter ended to push the lead to 22-16 after one quarter.

The Lady Warriors carved the deficit to 26-24 with 5:24 left in second quarter.  Micah Black began a 12-2 run for the Lady Eagles with a three pointer that rolled around the basketball before nestling down the twine.  Mariah Martin, Caity Blevins and Black hit late three pointers to push the lead to 52-34 at the half.

In the third quarter, Macy Welch went on a three point spree with three long range baskets in the last four minutes of the third quarter to push the lead to 75-56 after three quarters.  Rhea County won the last quarter 15-8 with a 7 for 9 performance from the free throw line to post a 90-64 final score.  On the night the Lady Eagles hit nine three point baskets and were 15-22 from the line.  Micah Black, Mallory Hampton and Macy Welch led the scoring for Lady Eagles with 26, 21 and 16 points respectively.   Hannah Leftwich led White County is scoring with 22 points.

After the game Micah Black said, “It was great to get a win against White County.”

Rhea County Lady Eagles won 82-59 at Warren County in Monday game.  Micah Black and Mallory Hampton led the way with 25 and 20 points respectively.

White County scoring for the Lady Eagles:  Micah Black 26, Mallory Hampton 21, Macy Welch 16, Mariah Martin 7, Maddie Smith 4, Haley Cameron 4, Maddie Taylor 2 and McKinley Mathis 1.

Warren County scoring for Lady Eagles:  Micah Black 25, Mallory Hampton 20, Haley Cameron 10, Caity Blevins 8, Macy Welch 6, Maddie Taylor 6, Maddie Smith 4, and Mariah Martin 1.

Eagles 73-35 win over White

Jordan Wilkerson got Eagles on the board with three pointer with 4:51 left in first quarter for 3-2 lead.  Teams battled to 6-6 tie with 3:58 left in quarter.  Gavin Stewart and Jordan Wilkerson fueled a 16-0 run for the Eagles to take a 22-6 lead with one minute left in first quarter.  Ricky Guthrie had late basket to put score 24-8 at end of one.  Half way through the third quarter, Eagles were up 28-11. Jordan Wilkerson had two baskets and assisted Kaleb Laws with another as Eagles ran lead to 36-11.  Jaden Austin and Drake Taylor finished the quarter with back to back three point baskets to push the lead to 43-14 at the end of two quarters.

Taylor began the third quarter with a three point basket and then Wilkerson, Guthrie and Oggs added baskets on way to push lead fro 55-23 with 4 minutes left  to 64-23 at the end of three quarters.  Rhea County emptied bench and held serve the last quarter for the 73-35 win.  Jordan Wilkerson led the Eagles with 19 points and Gavin Stewart, Ricky Guthrie, Kaleb Laws and Drake Taylor added 10, 9, 8 and 7 points respectively.  Winningham had 10 points to lead White County.

On Monday the Eagles dropped their game at Warren County 80-67.  Jordan Wilkerson and Ricky Guthrie led the Eagles with 12 points each.

Scoring for Eagles:  Jordan Wilkerson 19, Ricky Guthrie 10, Gavin Stewart 9, Kaleb Laws 8, Drake Taylor 7, Jaden Austin 5, Russell Green 4, Dylan Palermino 3, Kannon Oggs 3, Hunter Hill 3,  and Mason Reynolds 2.

Warren County Scoring:  Jordan Wilkerson 12, Ricky Guthrie 12, Hunter Hill 10, Drake Taylor 10, Kaleb Laws 10, Russell Green 6, Kannon Oggs 5 and Jaden Austin 3.






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