The Veterans Warhawks girls basketball team remained unbeaten to start the season with two more victories last week to push their record to 14-0.
The Warhawks topped Jones County 49-35 on the road Friday and then beat Northside 40-31 the following night.
Veterans’ closest game this season was a 57-53 victory over Jonesboro in the opening round of the Chick-Fil-A Bear Brawl. The Warhawks went on to defeat Whitefield Academy and Perry in the next two rounds to take home the Bear Brawl championship for the second consecutive season.
The Warhawks boast a deep roster and do not have a player who averages double-digit scoring. Senior Tianna Hughes and junior Anna Nicholson each average 9.9 points per game to lead the team.
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Defensively, the Warhawks hold opponents to fewer than 37 points a game while averaging 13.6 steals and 2.2 blocks per contest.
Veterans will return to action this week with a GHSA Region 2-AAAA matchup against Howard on Friday night, before facing rival Houston County in non-region play on Saturday.
FORMER NORTHSIDE STAR A STRENGTH COACH FOR BUCKEYES
Former Northside High School standout Kenny Parker will provide a local link to the College Football Championship game Monday between Ohio State and Oregon at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
The class of 2000 Northside graduate is in his second season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Buckeyes.
Parker was an All-State honoree and USA Today All-American during his time with the Eagles. He signed with the Florida Gators out of high school and went on to become a starter for the Gators on the defensive line before graduating with a degree in sociology in 2005.
He spent 10 years total with the Florida program as both a player and a coach. Parker left Florida in 2010 to accept a position as the strength coach and defensive line coach at Murray State.