Eighth Grade Lady Warriors defeat Troy 43-35
Huber Heights Courier Article
Only one team stood in the way of the No. 1 spot in the GWOC North conference, Troy, and the Eighth Grade Lady Warriors responded Saturday, Jan. 10, with a 43-35 win over the Lady Trojans. Though they were relentless in trying to hold on as the top ranked team, the Lady Warriors welcomed the challenge as they took the floor.
The opening quarter revealed that both teams were talented, defensively strategic and well equipped for what lay ahead, and by the end of the first quarter, the scoreboard only tallied 15 points between the two teams as the locals trailed 8-7. By the half, the Lady Warriors were only up by five points as the Lady Trojans responded with their own set of buckets, making the score 20-15.
Returning from the half, the Lady Warriors looked to get ahead of the Trojans making a 14-8 run, but in the fourth quarter, there was a rally by the Trojan bench and crowd to turn the game around and gain an advantage outscoring the Warriors 12-9. However, it wasn’t enough to stop the Wayne Train and the Lady Warriors sent Troy to second place.
“It was a tough game!” said Coach Kellie Kenniebrew. “Troy has an outstanding group of athletes and they were not going down without a full fight; I admire that drive. But I emphasized to our team that they were standing in the way of being on the top of the North Conference list; and they wanted to be there just as much as I did. I was proud of the performance by both teams – the sportsmanship, the talent, the aggressive play and the skill set was a wonderful display of athleticism and competition.”
The team was led by Destiny Bohanon with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals and blocks each; Olivia Trice followed with 8 points, 11 rebounds and 8 blocks. Rachelle Bondurant entered 7 points to the book, 3 rebounds and 2 steals; Kenady Moreland, 4 points, 3 steals and 2 rebounds; Hope Arnold, 4 points and 4 rebounds; Angel Brown, 3 points and Ryanne Hood, 2 points.
The last home game is Saturday, Jan. 24 against Trotwood, at Weisenborn Junior High. The seventh grade girls will take the floor at 10 a.m. and the eighth grade at 11 a.m.
“We’re hoping that these young ladies can get the support of the community by coming out and sharing in historical changes underway for the Girls Basketball program. In addition, we will also be honoring our eighth grade girls as we approach tournaments,” said Coach Kenniebrew.
Misc Stats and Recaps:
8th Grade Girls Game Recap and highlights!
Last year, the 8th grade girls placed 3rd in the GWOC Division and this was a tremendous “turn around” from the previous years and insight to the potential talent that Huber Heights has hidden in the rough. This year’s 8th grade girls have solidified their competitive edge and look to continue the evolving dynamics of girls basketball in Huber Heights as they look forward to competing as the future Lady Warriors of Wayne High School. Our goal is to enhance all players, giving them a chance to explore their opportunities beyond high school and it starts before they even arrive there. As each member of a team is a collective group of individual talents brought together with a common goal – Success! Come help us build bridges between our community and the girls’ athletic program by supporting season games!
Dec. 2, 2014
SEASON OPENER (Warriors 60 – Northmont 19)
Eighth grade girls basketball at Weisenborn Junior High opened the season with its first home game against Northmont Middle School. The season opener proved to be a revelation of what this basketball season will bring. The Lady Warriors came out knowing that Northmont presented a challenge to us from history, but once the 1st quarter ended, the Warriors introduced themselves with new battle gear and led Northmont, 16-0. The Second quarter turned out to be further confirmation that the Lady Warriors are a clear and present danger capping half-time, 28 – 4. They continued their pursuit to take its first win of the season, finalizing the score at 60-19.
Destiny Bohanon led with 26 points, Kenady Moreland and Olivia Trice both contributed 10 points, Angel Brown, 6 points, Rachelle Bondurant and Hope Arnold, both landed 4 points.
Dec. 4, 2014
THE WARRIORS ARE COMING (Warriors 58 – Trotwood 31)
The Lady Warriors loaded up to meet Trotwood on their home court; the first away game of the season. Trotwood has always been somewhat of a rivalry team, as they are known for their aggression and ability to compete against all odds; and this year proved to be the same. In the first quarter, each team battled while scoring bucket for bucket and revealed their ability to disrupt the Warrior defense, but by the end of the quarter, the Warriors led 17-11. By the second quarter, the Warriors rallied together and outscored Trotwood 15-4 leading into the half 32-15. After the half, the Lady Warrior continued their stent, shut down Trotwood’s offense and finished with a 58-31 win.
Destiny Bohanon, 23 points; Olivia Trice, 17 points, Angel Brown, 8 points, Hope Arnold, 5 points, Kenday Moreland, 3 points, and Ryanne Hood, 2 points.
Dec. 6, 2014
THE RISE DIDN’T SHINE TODAY (Warriors 36 – Mad River 47)
An early Saturday morning game against Mad River brought the sun down on the Lady Warriors as they walked away with its first season ‘L.’ Mad River took the 1st quarter outscoring the Warriors 12-8. It was clear they were sending a message, but the Warriors responded with increased intensity and a more aggressive offense that put the Warriors on top by the half leading 27-21. When Trice fell into foul trouble, she had to be pulled from the third quarter which put the Warriors post-game in jeopardy, and Mad River wasted no time to capitalize on the deficit and outscored the Warriors 17 – 5. The third quarter ended with a score of Mad River, 38 and the Warriors, 32. Going into the final quarter was a mystery and the extreme display of endurance and competition between both teams tailored in anxieties as they battled through the quarter, but Mad River managed to pull out the W and send Lady Warriors packing.
Destiny Bohanon, 14 points, Kenady Moreland, 11 points, Olivia Trice, 7 points, Hope Arnold and Angel Brown, 2 points ea.
Dec. 9, 2014
GRABBING THE ELK’S HORNS, AND IT GOT AWAY (Warriors 29 – Centerville Gold 30)
Weisenborn Lady Warriors were eager to face Centerville Gold, as it is a team that they have yet to overcome. But with the new talent and a new drive after losing to Mad River, the Warriors had much to recover. Each team had much to prove, Centerville – that they can stay above the Warriors and Warriors – we can beat this team. The Lady Warriors came out and set a precedence that has not been seen in recent years, as they battled the Elks ending the first quarter in a tied game at 9 points. By the half, Warriors were up 13-11. A clear indication that the defense was on point for both teams and every bucket was definitely worked for. By the end of the third quarter, Warriors led 21-16, but they couldn’t let up entering the fourth, but the Elks responded to the deficit and closed the gap scoring 11 points and a last minute three-pointer by the Elks Kemp gave them a one point advantage with less than two minutes remaining. A Warrior turnover and no time left cost the Lady Warriors the game and fell to Centerville Gold 29-30.
Destiny Bohanon, 13 points, 2 assist, 7 rebounds; *Olivia Trice, 11 points, 14 rebounds, Kenady Moreland, 2 points, 2 rebounds, and Rachelle Bondurant, 2 points, Angel Brown, 2 rebounds, Hope Arnold, 2 rebounds, Ryanne Hood, 1 rebound. (*Double/Double)
Dec. 11, 2014: (Warriors 43 – Piqua 12)
Olivia Trice, 14 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist; Destiny Bohanon, 13 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assist; Kenady Moreland, 12 points; Hope Arnold, 2 points, 1 rebound; Angel Brown, 2 points, 1 rebound.
Dec. 13, 2014: (Warriors 58 – Piqua 19)
Destiny Bohanon, 24 points, 6 assist, 5 steals, 4 rebounds, 3 blocks; *Olivia Trice, 12 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assist, 6 blocks and steals ea.; Rachelle Bondurant, 10 points, 1 rebound, Ryanne Hood, 6 points, 3 assist, 1 steal; Angel Brown, 4 points, 2 assist, 1 rebound; Kenady Moreland, 2 points; Brittany McCoy, 1 steal, Hope Arnold, 1 rebound. (*Triple/Double)
Dec. 16, 2014: (Warriors 46 – Centerville Blk 25)
Olivia Trice, 18 points, 20 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 steal; Destiny Bohanon, 16 points, 5 assist, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block; Rachelle Bondurant, 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Kenady Moreland, 2 points, 1 reb