Last night, the Walnut Grove Warriors took the short trip to Covington to take on the Eagles of Eastside in a key sub-region match-up. The Warriors raced to an early 13-5 lead, and finished the half up 24-17. Your Warriors controlled the 3rd quarter, stretching their lead to 41-23 heading to the final period. Behind the strong play of PG Isaiah Miller, Eastside roared back in the fourth, eventually cutting the Warriors lead to 6. Senior AJ Jones would ice the game at the foul line, with WG prevailing 63-55.
Jones’ strong shooting night paced the Warriors as he poured in 21 points. His back-court partner Jatahj Malcom filled up the stat sheet with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks. Junior forward Dashun Smith had 8 points and 12 rebounds. With the victory, the Warriors are now 17-1 on the season, and more importantly 3-0 in the sub-region.