Lady Raiders earn 51-49 win over South Warren

Wins like that are important for Warren East at this part of the season.

Taking on District 14 opponent South Warren on Tuesday night, the Lady Raiders grinded from start to finish and came away with a hard-fought 51-49 win at Warren East High School.

Warren East (15-7 overall, 4-3 District 14) – which bounced back from a tough 50-46 loss to the Spartans back on Dec. 13 – finished with three players in double figures, led by Lucy Patterson’s 16 points. Alongside her, Olivia Price and Kelsey Sparks each finished with 10 points, and Caroline Forrester added seven points and 11 rebounds.

Brooke Stevenson led South Warren (12-14, 4-4) with 19 points, while Taylor Enlow scored 16.

South Warren controlled the opening quarter and led 17-11 but Warren East bounced back in the second by outscoring the Spartans 20-10 to lead 31-27 at halftime.

Trailing 21-15, Patterson scored on back-to-back possessions to cut the Lady Raiders’ deficit to 21-19 at the 4:31 mark of the second. Patterson’s surge led to a 12-0 run for East, which ultimately put it front by four at the break. 

Patterson had scored 11 points after 16 minutes of action, while Stevenson – who scored 11 points in the first quarter – was up to 15 points for the Spartans.

Both sides struggled offensively in the third quarter and committed numerous turnovers, but Warren East won the period 10-8 to take a 41-35 advantage into the fourth.

Enlow’s layup gave South Warren a 6-0 run and helped it even the scoreboard at 41-41 with 5:17 remaining, but Hailey Hymer answered with a 3 to put the Lady Raiders up 44-41 with 3:43 left.

Enlow fired back with a triple of her own with just over a minute left to again tie it at 46-46, and Karson Deaton’s free throw put the Spartans up 47-46. However, Sparks stepped up and knocked down a big 3 – and Patterson sank a pair at the line – to send East out on top.

SWHS –  17   10    8   14   —   49

WEHS –  11   20   10  10   —   51

SW: Brooke Stevenson 19, Taylor Enlow 16, Karson Deaton 5, Elly Bennett 4, Lydia Frank 3, Emily Reynolds 2.       

WE: Lucy Patterson 16, Olivia Price 10, Kelsey Sparks 10, Caroline Forrester 7, Hailey Hymer 5, Tanaya Bailey 3.

Boys: South Warren 76, Warren East 50

Jace Carverscored a game-high 16 points and Jonathan Hill finished with 15 to lead the South Warren boys’ basketball team to a 76-50 District 14 win Tuesday night at Warren East.

The Spartans (14-12 overall, 2-6 District 14) led 22-8 after the opening quarter, built a 40-21 advantage at halftime and cruised throughout the second half en route to the district victory.

Alongside Carver and Hill’s outings, Tayshaun Jones and Caleb Mitchell-Franklin each scored 11  

Isaiah Andrews paced the Raiders (4-18, 0-7) with 10 points.

SWHS –  22   18    15   21   —   76

WEHS –   8    13     9    20   —   50

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