Lady Warriors defeat Dawson Co. 76-50

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The White Co. Lady Warriors defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers 76-50 on Friday night in Cleveland. White Co. relied on hot shooting the whole night, but their defense stepped up in the second half. They held Dawson Co. to 19 points in the second half.

Naomi Roberts shooting a free throw for the Lady Warriors.

The Lady Warriors were led in scoring by sophomore Caitlyn Gailey’s 18 points. Senior Maddie Futch also scored 16 points for White Co.

White Co. couldn’t be stopped in the first half, as they took a 42-31 lead into halftime. Gailey took over in the third quarter, scoring 10 of her 18 points in the period. Their 21-point third quarter allowed the Lady Warriors to put the game away.

The Lady Warriors will travel to play the Gilmer Lady Bobcats on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Lady Warriors defeat Dawson Co. on the road

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The White Co. Lady Warriors defeated the Dawson Co. Lady Tigers 67-45 on Tuesday night in Dawsonville. White Co. was led in scoring by Naomi Roberts, who finished with 17 points. Caitlyn Gailey also scored 14 for the Lady Warriors. Freshman Morgan Chester led the Lady Tigers in scoring with 10 points.

White Co. turned up the pressure early and often, forcing plenty of turnovers that led to easy baskets. The fast paced game allowed for a high scoring first half, as the Lady Warriors led 37-27 at halftime.

That defensive pressure kept up in the second half as White Co. held Dawson Co. to only 18 points. The Lady Warriors scored 30 points in the second half to win the game 67-45 and get their first region win of the season.

White Co. plays again this Thursday as they travel to Union Co. to take on the Lady Panthers at 5 p.m.

Lady Warriors defeat Central high school in 4A state playoffs

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The White Co. Lady Warriors hosted and defeated the Central high school Lady Lions in the first round of the 3A state playoffs on Friday. A 13-0 run from the Lady Warriors in the third quarter helped them take control of the game and eventually win 63-50.

Senior Ellie Gearing plays transition defense against the Lady Lions.

White Co. was led in scoring by Piedmont-commit Bentley Cronic, who had 24 points. Junior Dasha Cannon scored 16 points, and fellow junior Maddie Futch had 10 points.

The first quarter of the game was a hard-fought battle for both teams as they traded scored. At the end of the period, the Lady Warriors led 13-11.

White Co. started to take control in the second quarter as they opened the period with a 14-2 run. This allowed them to extend their lead to double digits and take a 34-23 lead into halftime.

Senior Naomi Crumley sets up a play.

The Lady Warriors used the third quarter to seal the game. After giving up two early 3-pointers, White Co. went on a 13-0 run get their lead to 20. A late three from the Lady Lions cut the Lady Warrior lead to 49-32 heading into the final period.

Central started off the fourth quarter with a quick 6-2 run to cut into the lead. However, White Co. responded with a strong finish to the game and won 63-50 to advance to the second round of the 4A state tournament.

Dominant first half propels Lady Warriors to 80-36 win over West Hall

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The White Co. Lady Warriors (15-6, 7-2 Region 7-4A) defeated the West Hall Lady Spartans (4-17, 0-8 Region 7-4A) 80-36 on Friday night. White Co. played off the energy of their fans and raced out to a 29-4 lead after one quarter of play. Naomi Crumley and Caitlyn Bailey led the way for the Lady Warriors with 15 points each. Maddie Futch also scored in double digits with 13 points, and Chesnee Freeman had 10 points.

Ellie Gearing sets up a play.

The Lady Warriors dominated the game from the opening tip. The teams traded scores to open the game, but White Co. followed that with a 27-2 run to finish off the quarter. They led 29-4 at the end of the first.

White Co. kept the energy level high in the second quarter, and it led to another big quarter. The Lady Warriors led 54-15 at halftime.

Chesnee Freeman goes up strong for the lay-up.

The Lady Warriors opened the second half on a 7-1 run to extend their lead even more. They took a 70-26 lead into the final period of play.

The 4th quarter scoring was even for both teams, as they each scored 10 points. The final score was 80-36.

The Lady Warriors return to action tomorrow at Lumpkin Co. High School at 4 P.M.

Lady Warriors Lose to West Forsyth in the Final Seconds

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For three quarters, the White County Lady Warriors dominated. However, the West Forsyth Lady Wolverines pulled off a miraculous comeback to win the game.

Bentley Cronic

The Lady Warriors were in control from the very start. It was a complete contrast to the close game last night, in which they lost to Lumpkin County. Maddie Futch was the leading scorer for White County with 16 points, as she was able to bully her way to the rim for easy baskets. Bentley Cronic also contributed 12 points to the effort. Meanwhile, Dasha Cannon scored 10 points coming off the bench. It was only one night ago that she left the game with an injury, yet she was able to contribute today.

White County ended the third quarter with a 48-26 lead over the Lady Wolverines. However, West Forsyth absolutely took over in the 4th quarter. They slowly decreased the deficit as the clock winded down. They hit an astonishing 7 three pointers in the quarter. Their last one made it a 55-58 game with under two minutes remaining. The Lady Warriors were unable to score on two possessions, both of which allowed West Forsyth to respond and take the lead.

With 15 seconds remaining, Dasha Cannon was fouled, and had a chance at the free throw line to perhaps give the Warriors the lead on a 1-and-1. However, she missed the first free throw, and West Forsyth got the rebound, and were able to run out the clock and win the game. The Lady Wolverines outscored the Warriors 33-10 in the fourth quarter. They scored more points in the 4th than they had in the previous three quarters combined.

For the Lady Warriors, they will have plenty of time to recuperate and improve on their mistakes before their next game. The next time they are in action is Friday, November 22nd, as they will be at home playing Habersham County.

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White County Lady Warriors open season with Loss to Lumpkin County

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It was an eventful opening game of the season for the Lady Warriors, as they fell to Lumpkin County 73-66.

The White County Lady Warriors had an up and down season opener tonight. They spent the majority of the night playing from behind as Lumpkin started off hot on offense. They were up 19-13 at the end of the 1st quarter. However, as the game continued, it was a game of runs. White County would score a couple of points in a row, and then Lumpkin County would fire right back. However, as the game reached the 4th quarter, it quickly became a nail biter.

Dasha Cannon

The 3rd quarter ended with the Indians up by nine 54-45. They would extend their lead to 12, their largest lead of the night, and then the Warriors would come back. Dasha Cannon scored 5 straight points for the Warriors, and soon thereafter the deficit became only four points (62-58). Only a short time later, Cannon would leave the game with an injury. She was the leading scorer for the Warriors last season and tonight with 24 points. After Cannon’s departure, Maddie Futch would tie the game at 64. The Lady Indians would retake the lead, and then Bentley Cronic would score on a layup to tie the game at 66.

However, foul trouble would come back to be a detriment to the Warriors. The Lady Indians would score 7 straight points, 5 on free throws, to retake and keep the lead and win the game. Fouls were a big concern for the Warriors, as 8 of their players had 3 or more fouls tonight, giving Lumpkin County plenty of opportunities to score on free throws. They have a small amount of time to recover as they play against West Forsyth tomorrow at 3 PM.

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Lady Warriors win Monday against North Hall, then lose Tuesday against Union County

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The White County Lady Warriors basketball team played two games in the Thanksgiving Shootout. They won on Monday against North Hall, before losing to Union County.

Dasha Cannon (#10) shoots a three pointer.

Dasha Cannon (#10) shoots a three pointer.

The girls played at home vs. Union County on day two of the Thanksgiving Shootout. Yesterday they played at North Hall against the Trojans, winning 46-39. Just like the majority of the games this season, Dasha Cannon and and Maddie Futch were the leading scorers. Cannon had 19, while Futch had 11. Tonight’s game was much closer. It started with the Lady Warriors missing three straight three pointers until Dasha Cannon hit one. Afterwards, the game was controlled by the Warriors, even though the game wasn’t pretty. They had trouble hitting shots early on, yet played great defense to keep the lead. This was until the third quarter, when the Lady Panthers took the lead again after going on a 6-0 run to start the quarter.

But after both teams traded baskets, the Lady Warriors would go on their own run to retake the lead. The Warriors led 42-35 going into the half. But Union County once again came back to take the lead, and then the Lady Warriors took it back. But with under 1 minute remaining, the Lady Panthers retook the lead after Kait McCarter hit a clutch layup inside, and hit 5 straight free throws afterwards to seal the win. 

Coach Jarvis Davenport talking to Maddie Futch (#11).

Coach Jarvis Davenport talking to Maddie Futch (#11).

Overall, the game was dominated by one player on each team. Ava Hunter of the Lady Panthers had an astounding 32 points. Meanwhile, Dasha Cannon lead the Lady Warriors with 21 points. The Lady Warriors next game is December 3rd at home against the Blessed Trinity Titans. This is the first game of region play for the Warriors this season. For more updates on the White County Lady Warriors, follow Team FYN Sports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

White County girls run past West Hall 79-44

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On Tuesday, the White County Lady Warriors travelled to play the West Hall Lady Spartans. The Lady Warriors won the game 79-44. Bentley Cronic led the way for White with 22 points, and Maddie Futch had 11.

The first quarter was a slow start for both teams. The score went back and forth, with White County leading 15-10 at the end of period.

Dasha Cannon drives in the lane.

The Lady Warriors took over the game in the second quarter. A 16-2 run early in the quarter, and a 17-0 run to end the quarter gave them a 47-18 lead at halftime. White County outscored West Hall 32-8 in the quarter.

An early 13-1 run to open the second half by the Lady Warriors extended the lead past 40. At the end of the quarter, White County lead 69-32.

Bently Cronic attempts the lay up.

The fourth quarter was fairly even, but White County still walked away with a 79-44 victory.

The Lady Warriors’ next game will be Friday at home against Habersham Central at 6 P.M.

Lady Warriors lose in a nail-biter to South Forsyth

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Similar to their game against West Forsyth, the White County Lady Warriors would lead for the majority of the game before losing in the final seconds to the South Forsyth Lady War Eagles.

Dasha Cannon (#10) scoring 2 of her game high 24 points.

The first 24 minutes of playing time were controlled by White County. After a slow start, The Lady Warriors went on a 7-2 run late in the first quarter. That gave them a lead of 18-15 after one quarter of action. Dasha Cannon started off the game on fire, scoring 11 points in the opening quarter. White County continued to add on to their lead as the game continued, leading by as high as 13 early in the third quarter.

However, it was after this point when South Forsyth would come back. They would slowly decrease the deficit throughout the third quarter. By the time the third quarter buzzer sounded, they were only down 5, and had plenty of life left in them. Yet, the Lady Warriors would stay ahead. Dasha Cannon, Maddie Futch, and Naomi Crumley were the only ones to score for White County in the 4th. Dasha and Naomi had four points, while Maddie had five. All of their baskets were meaningful to the Warriors lead, a lead that would only last for so long.

The game would go down to the final seconds.

Maddie Futch (#11) attempting a shot to tie the game.

South Forsyth took the lead with under two minutes remaining after going on a 10-0 run. But Naomi Crumley would score on a floater to give the Lady Warriors a 62-61 lead. Yet the Lady War Eagles still had a chance to win. Sophie Rosin would hit a three-point shot with 3.1 seconds remaining to give South Forsyth the lead. White County head coach Jarvis Davenport would call a timeout and drew up a play to potentially tie or win the game. The play was Maddie Futch taking the inbound and driving inside attempting to send the game to overtime. However, Futch missed a shot inside at the end of the game, giving South Forsyth the win.

Dasha Cannon ended the game with 25 points, while Futch added 16 points.The Lady Warriors play their next game on Monday on the road against North Hall. For more updates on the White County Lady Warriors, follow Team FYN Sports on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


White County Lady Warriors win for first time this season.

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Last Saturday, the Lady Warriors suffered a tough loss after leading for the majority of the game. Tonight while playing on the road, they handily defeated the Habersham Central Lady Raiders 54-48 for their first win of the season.

Dasha Cannon (#10) goes for a lay-up on the opening possesion of the game.

While they only won by six points, the White County Lady Warriors were in control all game long. They took the lead in the early seconds of the game, and didn’t look back. It started with Dasha Cannon scoring five straight points, and Bentley Cronic hitting a three afterwards for an early 8-0 run. However, the first quarter with end with Habersham only down two points (15-17) after a couple of baskets late. 

It was the second quarter where the Lady Warriors would take over. They went on a 7-0 run to extend their lead midway through the quarter. Bentley Cronic would score 8 of her 12 total points in the second, while Maddie Futch also scored 5 of her 15 total points in the same quarter. White County went into halftime leading 33-26, and their lead could have been larger had they not missed a couple of wide-open layups inside. 

Maddie Futch (#11)

The Lady Warriors held firm for the remainder of the game. Their biggest lead of the game was 10 points at the e end of the third quarter (47-37). Habersham Central were only able to reduce the deficit late as White County was simply trying to run the clock out. White County’s win on Friday brings them to 1-2 on the season. Unfortunately, they will have less than 24 hours to rest. They play at 6:00 tomorrow at home against South Forsyth.

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Lady Warriors use big fourth quarter to defeat Blessed Trinity

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The White County Lady Warriors defeated Blessed Trinity 53-38 on Tuesday at White County Middle School. They ended the game on a 17-5 run to take a demanding lead late in the fourth.

Bentley Cronic lead the way for the Lady Warriors with 14 points. Dasha Cannon had 12 points, and Maddie Futch and Naomi Crumley each chipped in 11.

Maddie Futch at the free throw line.

Blessed Trinity opened the game with a 9-3 run to gain a lead early. However, the Lady Warriors responded to cut the lead to 13-8 at the end of the first.

White County dominated the second quarter, outscoring the Titans 19-7 to take a 27-20 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was low scoring, with White County still leading 32-27 at the end of the period.

Naomi Crumley shoots a three.

Blessed Trinity had a quick run to make the score 36-33 early in the fourth. From that point on, White County had all of the momentum. They outscored the Titans 17-5 from that point on to take the 53-38 win.

The Lady Warriors next game will be Friday as they travel to play at Marist High School.

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