By Kris Freeman, Sports Information Director
ASHLAND CITY – The task awaiting White House was a tough one Tuesday night at Cheatham County Central High School, as White House fell 67-30 to a senior-laden team that advanced to last season’s Class AA state tournament.
Cheatham County, a quarterfinalist in Murfreesboro in 2018, jumped out to a 45-20 lead and never looked back. The Lady Cubs are 5-1 on the season with a lone loss to Beech, and just recently defeated No. 1 and defending state champion Upperman, 63-61.
Underneath the pressure of a full-court press, White House fell behind 6-0 before Grace Maupin broke the streak at the line, and then 16-2 before Baylee Miller scored the next points on a three-point play.
Maupin led scoring for White House with nine, followed by Alexis Bess with six, Miller with five, Emma Wall and Bailey Newman three, Allyson Trimmer and Hannah France both with two.
For Cheatham County, senior guard Abbi Douglas dropped in 15 of her game-high 22 points in the first half, then Allie Douglas powered inside for 11 and Emmy Nelson added 10. Eryn Nelson added six, Jordan Bumpus five, Carly Hogan four, Harper Dee two, Sam Cook two and Emma Woodall two.
White House fell to 1-5 and 0-1 in District 9-AA. Cheatham County is 5-1 (1-0). White House returns home on Friday to face district foe and rival White House Heritage at 6 p.m. at WHHS.