By Glavine Day for The Connection
WHITE HOUSE – In their first matchup since last year’s district 9-AA matchup, the White House Blue Devils took on the White House Heritage Patriots. This time, it was the royal blue of White House that came away with the win, 67-56, improving the Blue Devils to 6-1 overall and 1-0 in district play.
The Patriots, who have yet to win a home game this season, fall to 1-5 overall and 0-1 in district play.
Heritage came out scoring in the first quarter, leading White House 14-8 with two minutes left to play, but the Blue Devils wrapped up the quarter on a 7-0 run and retaking the lead, 15-14. The second quarter was much closer, with White House taking a 32-31 lead at the half.
With three minutes left in the third quarter, White House took its second-biggest lead of the night, 48-37. The Blue Devils maintained their pace in the fourth quarter, holding a 12-point, eventually ending with the 66-57 final.
Nine different Blue Devils got on the score sheet, with Kyle Elliott the only one in double digits with 12 points.
Only five Heritage players scored, but three made it into double digits. Aston Oskins scored a game-high 22 points, while Kam Neely had 18 and Josh Bale added 11.
Heritage: Aston Oskins 22, Kam Neely 18, Josh Bale 11, Dylan Stephens 4, Val Cortney 2.
White House: Kyle Elliott 12, Logan Neufeld 9, Jared Ward 9, Bryant Reynolds 8, Durstin Adams 8, Kevin James 6, Andrew Nixon 6, Kaleb France 5, Jacob McDonald 3.
White House defeated Heritage in the Rob. Co. side of White House for a regular season rematch of the District 9-AA Championship game earlier this year.
WHITE HOUSE – The White House Heritage Lady Patriots remained red-hot Tuesday night, defeating Sumner County-rival White House 50-30. The district win extends the Lady Patriots win streak to seven games.
“I think the best thing about our team this year is that they are not satisfied with where we are right now,” Lady Pats coach Clay Head said. “It is a long season and we know that we have to keep improving to reach our goals.”
Heritage started the game with a 12-0 run, ending the first quarter with an 18-3 lead. The only shot given up was a 3-pointer from White House sophomore Baylee Miller. The Lady Pats padded their lead in the second quarter, outscoring White House 12-6 for a 30-9 halftime advantage.
The second half started out with back-to-back buckets from the Lady Devils. Heritage didn’t put one in until two minutes left in the quarter, when Alex Green banked in her only points of the game.
Despite the slow second-half start for the Lady Patriots, they stayed even with the Lady Devils throughout the rest of the game, ending the third quarter up 36-17 and finish the game with the 50-30 win.
Heritage was lead by seniors Callie Roach with 15 points and and Taylor Lopez with 12. The Lady Patriots look to finish out the 2017 school year undefeated with three upcoming games against Westmoreland (3-4) on Friday, Springfield (1-4) on Tuesday and Harpeth (2-4) next Friday, Dec. 15.
“I will say that it has been a pleasure to see how much some girls have improved since last year, but as a team we haven’t even come close to playing a complete game at the level we are capable of playing,” Head said.
Heritage: Callie Roach 15, Taylor Lopez 12, Kelsey Russell 8, Alex McFarlin 7, Addison Holmes 5, Alex Green 2, Staten Holmes 1
White House: Mackenzie Vaughn 16, Baylee Miller 6, Courtney Meadows 4, Kelly Cain 2, Alexis Bess 2.
White House Heritage stays undefeated with a 50-30 win over White House on Tuesday.