White County hits state record 31 3-pointers

White County hits state record 31 3-pointers

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White County hits state record 31 3-pointers

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The White County High School boys basketball team set a state record for 3-pointers in a game Monday night, burying an eye-popping 31 treys en route to a 107-75 triumph over Region 6-AAA foe Rhea County.

White County's boys basketball team set a state record for 3-pointers in a game on Monday.

White County’s boys basketball team set a state record for 3-pointers in a game on Monday.

“I have a good group of kids,” 12th-year White County coach Eric Mitchell said. “I play almost all guards … It was just an exceptional night. We were firing at all levels. The kids just hit some good shots.”

Pierce Whited and Jacob Fresh combined to hit 15 3-pointers for the unbeaten Warriors (24-0), who are now just 27 triples shy of setting the TSSAA single-season record. Kendall Barker (three), Jared Carter (three), Mitchell Lamb (three), Cade Crosland (one), Malik Murray (one) and Saylor Wilson (one) also connected from behind the arc in the lopsided win.

Whited tallied a team-high 24 points for White County, which eclipsed the 100-point mark for the second time this season, while Fresh (23), Lamb (17) and Carter (11) also finished in double figures.

The Tennessean’s Michael Murphy contributed to this report. 

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