White Co. defeats Dawson Co. 76-48

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The White Co. Warriors defeated the Dawson Co. Tigers 76-48 in Cleveland on Friday night. White Co. dominated the first three quarters, allowing them to coast to victory in the fourth. They outplayed and outhustled Dawson Co. on both ends of the floor.

Sophomore Jadon Yeh sizes up fellow sophomore Jaden Gibson.

White Co. had five players score in double digits. Junior Silas Mulligan led the team with 24 points. Kenny Simpson scored 15 points, Jadon Yeh and Reece Dockery both had 12 points, and Cooper Turner scored 11.

After leading 41-21 at halftime, White Co. scored 28 points in the third quarter to seal the game. The Warriors shot the ball extremely well, hitting 11 three pointers in the game.

White Co. travels to play the Gilmer Bobcats on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Yeh’s heroics gives White Co. late victory

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The White Co. Warriors defeated the Dawson Co. Tigers 59-58 on Tuesday night in Dawsonville. Sophomore Jadon Yeh led the Warriors with 19 points. Junior Silas Mulligan also scored 17 points for the Warriors.

White Co. senior Cooper Turner defended by Dawson Co. senior Jake Craft.

Yeh did the majority of his scoring early, as he scored 14 points in the first half. He was in complete control of the game and led his team to a 36-30 halftime lead.

The Tigers fought back in the second half, led by seniors Joakeim Celestin and Jake Craft. Celestin scored 10 of his 18 points in the second half, while Craft scored 8 of his 16 points in the second half. Their efforts allowed the Tigers to take a 58-56 lead late in the game.

With 25 second left in the game, the Warriors needed to force a turnover or foul. Great defensive pressure on the sideline forced Dawson Co. to throw the ball into the backcourt. However, Yeh swooped in and stole the inbound. He quickly spun and drove right to the rim for the layup and was fouled. Yeh hit the free throw to give the Warriors the lead and eventually the victory.

The Warriors next game will be this Thursday as they travel to Union Co. to take on the Panthers at 6:30 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.

Late run leads to White Co. win on the road against Lumpkin Co.

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The White Co. Warriors (11-11, 3-6 Region 7-4A) travelled to Lumpkin Co. and beat the Indians (8-13, 4-5 Region 7-AAA) 45-42 on Saturday night, Jan. 18. Will Sampson’s late lay-up was the winning score that propelled his team to victory.

Jadon Yeh led the Warriors in scoring with 14 points, while Will Sampson scored 10 points.

For the Indians, Jacob Cumbie scored a game-high 15 points, and Gus Faulkner had 11 points.

Jacob Cumbie sets up a play while being guarded by Cooper Turner.

The Warriors struck first by jumping out to a 7-2 lead quickly. The Indians responded well, and the game was tied at 11 at the end of the period.

The second quarter was just as tight as the first. A 7-0 run by Lumpkin Co. allowed them to take a narrow 20-19 lead into halftime.

White Co. started the second half by scoring the first six points. However, when Yeh got into foul trouble, Lumpkin Co. took advantage. They scored the next nine points and led 29-26 at the end of the quarter.

Will Sampson finishes the dunk.

The Warriors went on an 8-0 that stretched from the end of the third quarter until a few minutes into the fourth. Late in the game, junior Chandler Pulley drove into the lane and tied the game at 41 with a lay-up. The next play, Sampson hit a lay-up for the Warriors with 33 seconds left. Lumpkin Co. took their time on their next possession, but the ball was deflected. Before it went out of bounds, White Co. sophomore Silas Mulligan lunged for the ball and saved it in bounds to Yeh. Freshmen Jadon Yeh knocked down two free throws to seal the win for the Warriors.

The Warriors will play again on Friday as they host Chestatee high school.

The Indians next game is another home game on Tuesday against GAC.

White Co. defends their home court, defeats West Hall 55-44

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The White Co. Warriors defeated the visiting West Hall Spartans 55-44 on Friday Night. The Warriors sealed the win by scoring the final six points of the game. Silas Mulligan led the team in scoring with 16 points. Cooper Turner scored 14 points for the Warriors, and Jaden Yeh had 13 points.

Silas Mulligan drives in the lane.

The Warriors jumped out to a quick lead early in the first quarter. They scored the first five points of the game, and led 12-2 early on. The score at the end of the quarter was 18-9.

The Spartans fought back in the second quarter. They used a 12-2 run of their own in the middle of the quarter to close the gap. The Warriors held on to a 29-23 lead at halftime.

The third quarter was just as competitive as the first half was. The teams fought back and forth, and the Warriors led 39-32 heading into the final period.

Jaden Yeh sets up a play.

The game started to get physical in the fourth quarter. The Warriors scored 11 of their 16 points in the quarter at the free throw line. They also scored the final six points of the game as they won the game 55-44.

The Warriors play again tomorrow at Lumpkin Co. High School at 5:30 P.M.

Warriors’ Boys Basketball Team Wins Opening Game vs. Lumpkin

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In a complete contrast of the girls game earlier in the night, the White County Warriors dominated Lumpkin County in their season opener.

Jadon Yeh rising up for a lay-up.

After a tight 1st quarter, the Warriors wasted little time pulling away from the Indians. They were down by one point at the end of the 1st quarter, losing 25-24. But it wouldn’t take long for the Warriors to assert their dominance. One of their biggest strengths of the night was the three point shot. They hit 12 three pointers tonight, and the effort was spread across multiple players.

However, the main story tonight was freshman Jadon Yeh. Yeh came into tonight’s game with a lot of hype, and he showed why the hype was real as the game progressed. He was able to make driving to the rim almost too easy as he made his way in for a couple of lay-ups. Also, he was responsible for two of the previously mentioned three pointers. He had 14 points at the half, and scored 25 in total.

A couple of familiar football names also came up big tonight on the hardwood. Silas Mulligan had 15 points, while Will Sampson had 7 points and was providing valuable leadership on the court. Another freshman also made a big impact for the Warriors tonight. Darius Cannon had 9 points and was playing great defense, something he was doing on the gridiron a week ago.

For the Warriors, they won tonight’s game by 19 points (92-73). This is a huge win for second year head coach Wade Mawdesley, as it gives his team momentum early. After only going 8-18 in his debut season, he will certainly look to improve upon that, and this win certainly doesn’t hurt. Their next game is Tuesday on the road against Tallulah Falls.

For more updates on the White County Warriors, follow Team FYN Sports on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

White County wins Monday against Union County, then loses Tuesday against Johnson

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

Reece Dockery (#5) goes up for a lay-up.

Reece Dockery (#5) goes up for a lay-up.

The boys started off their Thanksgiving Shootout on a high note. They defeated Union County 58-46 on the first day of action. This was a big win for the Warriors after losing in a blowout against South Forsyth on Saturday November 23rd. Tonight they played against the Johnson Knights. Johnson came into tonight’s game 0-4, but that didn’t stop them from putting up a fight early on. They got hot to start the game, leading 15-4 at one point. But the Warriors came back as the game progressed. They were only down 4 at the end of the 1st half (22-26). But once the third quarter began, they went on a 13-2 run to retake the lead.

However, the Knights kept fighting. They retook the lead midway through the fourth quarter, going on a 7-0 run. White County coach Wade Mawdesley had to call time to calm his players down. Unfortunately for the Warriors, it didn’t work as Johnson continued to fire away. They led by 6 with a minute remaining. Silas Mulligan was fouled while scoring on a layup to bring the deficit to 4. But he couldn’t hit the layup to make it a one possession game. Johnson would end up winning 56-48 for their first win of the season.

Will Sampson (#24) at the free throw line.

Will Sampson (#24) at the free throw line.

Both Will Sampson and Reece Dockery led the Warriors with 10 points each. Meanwhile, Jesse Haroin of the Johnson Knights led them with 19 points. While County’s next game is on Tuesday December 3rd against the Blessed Trinity Titans. For more updates on the White County Warriors, follow Team FYN Sports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

White Co. uses big fourth quarter to defeat Riverside Military Academy

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White Co. (5-5, 0-2 Region 7-AAAA) defeated Riverside Military Academy on Saturday afternoon at Dawson Co. high school. The Warriors won their game in the North Georgia High School Showcase 58-46. They outscored the Eagles 17-6 in the final period. Silas Mulligan lead White Co. to the win with 22 points in the game, including 12 in the third quarter. Darius Cannon scored 12 for the Warriors, and Jadon Yeh had 11 points in the win.

Silas Mulligan at the free throw line.

The Warriors jumped out to the quick lead by getting up 11-5 halfway through the first quarter. Riverside’s defense stepped up to end the quarter, holding White Co. scoreless over the final few minutes. A 3-pointer late in the quarter cut the Warrior lead to 11-8 at the end of the period.

The second quarter was more back and forth with both teams battling hard. An 8-0 run by the Eagles in the middle of the period allowed them to take the lead. The Warriors responded and regained the lead, but another late 3-pointer gave Riverside the 24-22 lead heading into halftime.

The third quarter was another dogfight, with the teams trading scores and trading leads. A late lay-up from the Warriors allowed them to take a 41-40 lead into the final period.

Jadon Yeh drives into the lane.

White Co. battled hard in the fourth quarter, and it paid off. Mulligan took charges on back-to-back plays, which epitomized their hustle and grit throughout the game. The Warriors ended the game on a 12-3 run to win the game 58-46.

The Warriors’ next game will be Tuesday at 7:30 P.M. as they travel to play at Chestatee high school.

White County travels to West Hall and wins 63-54

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The White County Warriors played on the road on Tuesday against West Hall. They won the game 63-54 and were lead by 16 points a piece from Silas Mulligan and Jaden Yeh. Cooper Turner also chipped in 13 for the Warriors.

Jaden Yeh surveys the court.

The Warriors got off to a quick start, ending the first quarter on a 12-0 run. They lead 14-4 after one period of play.

The Spartans responded in the second quarter by opening it with a 9-0 run less than a minute in. The rest of the quarter was even until White County finished it off with an 8-0 run to take a 26-18 lead into halftime.

The third quarter was high scoring and very competitive. West Hall outscored White County 21-18 to cut the lead to 44-39 heading into the final quarter.

Silas Mulligan drives into the lane.

The final quarter was just a close as the others. A late 6-0 run by White County allowed them to hold on to the lead and win the game 63-54.

The Warriors’ next game will be Friday as they host Chestatee at 7:30 P.M.

White County boys lose after early surge from War Eagles

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It was a forgettable game for the White County Warriors, as they lost to the South Forsyth War Eagles by the score of 67-49.

Reece Dockery (#5) scoring to end the 23-0 run by South Forsyth.

The Warriors were the first to score as Cooper Turner drove in for a lay-up. However, this was the only time all night that the Warriors led. South Forsyth would respond, and the response was astounding. The War Eagles went on a 23-0 run immediately after Turner’s lay-up. A run of that size is staggering, and rarely seen in basketball. In comparison, the NBA record for the longest run is 29-0, done twice in almost 75 years. Amazingly, this run was not that far from a record at the peak of basketball, a true testament to how good South Forsyth was early in the game. Basket after basket, the Warriors hopes were fading, and fading quickly.

Eventually, the Warriors would get back on the scoreboard near the end of the first quarter. They were down 26-8 at the end of the quarter. Yet they still played hard as the game progressed. As a matter of fact, the second half of the game was pretty even, the Warriors outscoring South Forsyth by one point, going into halftime down 22-39.

The War Eagles were not done scoring yet.

Will Sampson (#24) at the free throw line.

South Forsyth would go on a run to start the second half. This was led by Devin McGlockton, who only played in the second half. However he would scored 10 of the War Eagles’ 16 points in the quarter. The War Eagles would end the third quarter up 55-32. The fourth quarter was simply a formality for both teams, as South Forsyth would cruise to the final buzzer.

Will Sampson was a bright spot for the Warriors tonight. He had his best game of the season, scoring 11 points. In comparison, he only had 9 points combined in the teams previous three games. He’ll look to have another good game on Monday as White County plays Union County at North Hall High School. For more updates on the White County Warriors, follow Team FYN Sports on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

White County falls in battle with Blessed Trinity 52-42

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Playing at White County Middle School on Tuesday, the Warriors fell to the Titans 52-42. Cooper Turner led the way for the Warriors with 13 points. Silas Mulligan also had an important 10 points.

Cooper Turner soars in for the lay-up.

The first quarter was a back and forth affair. White County had an 8-0 run in the middle of the quarter, but the Titans responded with a 6-0 run of their run. At the end of it, White County trailed 16-15.

The second quarter started out just as competitive as the first. However, the Titans ended the half on a 14-0 run to take a 34-23 lead.

Jaden Yeh finishes the lay-up.

White County won the third quarter to make the deficit only 46-37 heading into the final period.

The fourth quarter was another competitive one. White County cut the lead to only seven, before eventually falling 52-42.

The Warriors will return to action Friday as they travel to play at Marist.

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