Mid-State Toyota “Athletes of the Week” Wheatmore Warriors

Stephanie King

After an exciting three days at the 27th annual Courier Tribune Christmas Invitational a champion was crowd on Saturday and they are this week’s Mid-State Toyota “Athletes of the Week”. The Wheatmore Warriors battled their way to the tournament championship on Saturday.

Wheatmore entered the tournament 7-3 on the season before picking up three straight wins on their way to the tournament championship. The Warriors had a strong showing and were firing on all cylinders on day one of the tournament as they blew out the Eastern Randolph Wildcats 61-34. The semifinals were tougher test as the Warriors faced off against a pesky Southwestern Randolph Cougars’ team. The semifinals win was close early on, but the Warriors pulled away in the second half.

Wheatmore faced their toughest of the week on Saturday in the championship game when they took on the Asheboro Blue Comets. The Warriors came back in the second half from a first half deficit and then held off a late rally by the Blue Comets to claim the tournament title. It was a full team effort this week by the Warriors and if they continue to play this well then, they will be a hard team to during the remainder of the season.

Congratulations to the Wheatmore Warriors on being named this week’s Mid-State Toyota “Athletes of the Week”!

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