8th Necks pick up 3rd straight win

Closing out the first part of the 2019-2020 basketball season, the White Oak 8th grade boys defeated Arp 40-16. With the win, the Necks move to .500 on the season at 3-3 and 2-2 in district play. Both Trent Pepper & Brock Reddic finished in double digits on the night. Using a mixture of full court press and man to man defense, White Oak allowed single scoring in each quarter for the 2nd straight game.

“This was a good dominating win going into Christmas. We shot the ball well, moved it around well, and had very few turnovers. Going 9-23 from the line though is something that has to improve. There is going to be a game this year in which free throws will play a factor in a win or a loss. We have to continue working hard everyday, because the toughest part of our schedule will be coming over after the break.”

Box Score:

White Oak: 8 – 17 – 5 – 13…..40

Arp: 4 – 4 – 5 – 2……………….16

Scoring- Reddic (15), Pepper (11), Sipes (7), Lott (6), Henderson (2), Fritsche (2)

8th Necks cruise past Wildcats

The 8th grade Roughnecks found themselves picking up their 2nd consecutive win Monday night as they defeated Winona 44-19. Brock Reddic led all scorers with 13 on the night. La’Trell Henderson chipped in 9 & Gavin Sipes added 7 for the Roughnecks. White Oak found themselves up 19 at intermission and continued to dominate in all phases of the game in the 2nd half. White Oak travels to Arp next Monday, Dec. 16 for the final game of 2019.

“I liked the way our transition game went tonight. We are starting to understand that running the floor on makes or misses creates easy buckets. Defensively we still have some work to do, but we are continuing to improve on that aspect.”

Box Score:

White Oak: 11 – 15 – 6 – 12…..44

Winona: 4 – 3 – 7 – 5…………..19

Scoring: Reddic (13), Henderson (9), Sipes (7), Sorgee (6), Pepper (5), Lattin (2), Lott (2)

Practice Plans Dec 9 – Dec 13

Monday: Game at Home vs. Winona

Tuesday: Practice and weights until 5:00pm

Wednesday: Practice until 5:00pm

Thursday: Practice and weights until 5:00pm **

Friday: Practice during the period only

 

**Thursday I will be out of town during the day. I am suppose to be returning by 2:00pm. In the event I am not back, practice will be until 3:30pm that day.**

8th Necks split at Lions Club Tournament

The 8th grade Roughnecks went 1-1 on the day at the annual White Oak Lions Club Tournament. Game 1, the Necks squared off against eventual tournament champ Brook Hill. Down 22-13 at half, White Oak struggled from the field, only mustering 6 2nd half points.

“It was a tale of 2 halves. The first half, we played as well as we have played all season. We moved the ball offensively, and had some good defensive series. The 2nd half, we just went cold. On the defensive side, we held Brook Hill to fewer points each quarter, but our offense hurt us. The score doesn’t indicate it, but we took a step forward this game.”

Box Score:

White Oak: 5 – 8 – 4 – 2…..19

Brook Hill: 13 – 9 – 8 – 4…34

Scoring: Reddic (7), Henderson (4), Pepper (4), Sipes (2), Lott (2)

 

In game 2, White Oak smothered the Arp Tiger 32-7, picking up their first win of the 2019-2020 season. Trailing after 1 quarter 6-3, White Oak’s defense only surrendered 1 point in the final 3 quarters. Both Trent Pepper and Brock Reddic found themselves in double digit scoring for the contest. The Necks home opener will be Monday Dec. 9 against Winona.

“This seemed like a game in which we came into really focused. The guys felt like they had something to prove. Once we got into our full court press, we were able to put them away midway through the 3rd.”

Box Score:

White Oak: 3 – 8 – 10 – 11…..32

Arp: 6 – 0 – 0 – 1……………….7

Scoring: Pepper (11), Reddic (10), Sorgee (6), Sipes (3), Lattin (2)