The Cannon Courier
Woodland School bested both Eastside girls and boys as the 2015 Cannon County elementary school basketball regular season began Nov. 5
Woodland's Warriors entered into the games hoping to build on last week's impressive performance at the Border War tournament, finishing runner-up to Coffee County.
In the girls' game, it was all Lady Warriors as the defense held the Lady Tigers to only two points during the first half leading 25-2.
The Lady Warriors got balanced scoring in the dominating 46-19 win as eight players scored for them led by Kristen Fann with 15 points.
"We just came out fast, and quick on defense," Fann said. "We built a lead and kept it throughout the game."
The Lady Tigers were led by Lacon Parton with nine points.
In the boys' game, the Warriors were also looking to bounce back after losing their final game at the Border War tournament last week. Like the girls, the Warriors jumped out early as they ended the opening quarter with a 16-0 run to take a 26-4 lead.
The Tigers fought back with a 9-0 run of its own to start the second, thanks to seven points in a row by Eli Cantrell, including a deep three, and a steal and basket. However, the Warriors answered with an 11-0 run to end the first half, including seven points in a row by Blake Bush, including a long distance bomb and his own steal and basket to take a 39-13 advantage at the half.
The Warriors finished off the Tigers, 53-19, and as part of the school's Blackout celebration, the students threw toilet paper on the court after the game.
"It was pretty cool, because our new teacher started this tradition this year," Bush said. "He said it would be cool since we have never done this before."
The Warriors were led by Bush with 21 points, while Cantrell led the Tigers with 11 points.
Next week, the Courier will be at Auburn at Short Mountain on Nov. 9 and Westside at Woodbury Grammar on Nov. 12.