It never gets old. It never gets old if you’re a Veterans Warhawks and you haven’t lost a game this season. They’ll no doubt be content to ride that saying right on into the region and state tournaments and on to a championship and undefeated season given half a chance.
Which is starting to look like the chance opponents have of beating them. At any rate, Veterans continues to win. The latest, No. 16 – they also improved to 6-0 in the division – came Friday, at home and against Region 1-AAAAA opponent Wayne County. The Warhawks beat it 70-56.
Led by T.J. Grant’s 19, DeAngelo Hines 18 and Tahj Williams’ 12, the Warhawks got out to a 22-13 first quarter lead. The Yellow Jackets did answer in the second – outscoring their host 18-11 – to make it 31-33 at the half, but Veterans owned quarters three and four. It outscored the visitor 19-10 in the case of the first and 18-15 in the case of the second.
Jeremy Sams also had eight for the Warhawks and Ryland Pereda seven. Wayne County was led by B.J. Wright, who finished with 20.
The girls did not fare as well in the early contest. They lost 56-42, their third-straight loss. They fell to 2-5 in the region, 7-13 overall. Wayne County improved to 3-3, 10-5.
The two teams meet again at Wayne County Feb. 9. Coffee, Feb. 11, finishes out the regular season schedule for Veterans.