JACKSONVILLE – The Cherokee County Warriors’ basketball season ended to White Plains in the Class 4A, Area 10 tournament on Thursday night in Jacksonville in a heartbreaker, 49-46.
Jack Amos led the Warriors (12-13) with 15 points, including four 3-pointers. Malachi Horton rang for nine points. Landon Caldwell contributed eight points and Jaden Wilson finished with seven points.
ZJ Rosario topped the Wildcats with 17 points. Josh Wheeler added 11 points. Carter Johnson had eight points and Luke Bussey finished with five points.
The Warriors built a 17-10 first-quarter lead, but White Plains managed to cut it down to a 25-23 margin at halftime. The Wildcats went out in front 39-38 at the end of the third quarter and held on down the stretch for the final.
White Plains advances to the area title game against Jacksonville on Saturday at 7 p.m. Jacksonville defeated Cleburne County 98-32 in the other area tournament semifinal on Thursday.