The White County Lady Warriors (11-10; 3-2) are in a great position to perhaps make the state playoffs as they enter the final handful of games in the 2017-18 season. White County currently sits in third place in Region 7-AAAA in a five-team region.
After winning only six games in total in Jarvis Davenport’s first year last season, he was proud of how they finished last year and started out this season (3-0). His team featured many freshman last year who got valuable time, which has made them better in the long run.
For the Lady Warriors, they last made the state tournament in 2012-13, which marks the only such playoff season they’ve had in the last 10 years. Some of that is bad luck, as the girls had back-to-back seasons after the ’12-13 campaign in which they won a combined 29 games and were ranked as high as #7 in the state — they just couldn’t nail down that playoff spot.
Things are looking different this year, and a huge reason is the emergence of freshman phenom Dasha Cannon, whom Davenport suggests “the sky is the limit.” Cannon has been a leader statistically and, as her coach says, is a great teammate as well, showing humility and bringing laughter and joy inside the locker room.
The girls close the regular season starting tonight against Marist, playing the final three games on the home court, with Blessed Trinity and West Hall set to follow.