Nanih Waiya Lady Warriors continue winning ways

By Austin Bishop
Winston County Journal

The Lady Warriors of Nanih Waiya High School looked to finish off the 2015 portion of the 2015-16 season on a high night when they played Aberdeen Tuesday in the St. Andrews Holiday Classic on Tuesday.

Nanih Waiya took a 45-44 thriller over Philadelphia last week, before rolling past Madison-St. Joe 41-17 on Monday in the first day of the St. Andrew’s event.

Hope Thames scored with 5.3 seconds left in the game against Philly to give NW the dramatic win.

Ashlie Thames (23) looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to.

Ashlie Thames (23) looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to.

“We were coming off a tough loss against West Lauderdale, so the girls were more focused more than ever to finish well before Christmas,” said NWHS head coach Jaimee Childs. The Lady Warriors got a big contribution out of senior Marlee Parkes who hit on three free throws late in the fourth quarter to keep the Lady Warriors in the game. Thames led NW in scoring with 12 points.

Kenley McMullen led an aggressive defensive attack for the Lady Warriors in the win over Madison-St. Joe. Ashlie Thames scored nine points for the winners, while Mackenzie Johnson and Kristen Eaves scored eight each.

The Nanih Waiya boys dropped a 66-54 decision to homestanding Philadelphia on Dec. 21, before taking a 51-42 win over Canton Academy in the St. Andrew’s tourney on Monday.

Chris Smith scored 16 points to lad NW in the game, wile Ken McQueen had 10 points and eight rebounds and Isaiah Eiland recorded 10 points, seven rebounds and six assists.

The Warriors were scheduled to play Richland on Tuesday.

Marlee Parkes (10) prepares to pass to her teammate.

Marlee Parkes (10) prepares to pass to her teammate.

Coach Jaimee Childs argues a penalty call during Tuesday's win against Philadelphia.

Coach Jaimee Childs argues a penalty call during Tuesday’s win against Philadelphia.

Kenley McMullen (11) prepares to shoot a free throw. Photos By Jason Dyess

Kenley McMullen (11) prepares to shoot a free throw.
Photos By Jason Dyess

Kenley McMullan (11) battles to keep possession of the ball in Nanih Waiya's victory over Philadelphia.

Kenley McMullan (11) battles to keep possession of the ball in Nanih Waiya’s victory over Philadelphia.