(Gainesville)- White County lady Warriors fought hard but ended up with a 20-19 loss to the Chestatee Lady War Eagles Wednesday night, in the region 8-AAAA high school playoff contest .
The game was at North Hall gym and despite several turnovers, White County actually pushed its lead to 4-0 on a basket by Abbey Craven early in the second quarter. Chestatee finally got on the board with 6:27 left in the half on a basket by Tyler Bennett to cut it to 4-2 but the Lady Warriors’ Paige Thomas drained a 3-pointer for a 7-2 lead with 5:31 left.
The Lady War Eagles took over from there. Chestatee forced five more White County turnovers.
It was a gut-wrenching loss for the Lady Warriors who were trying to get to the state playoffs for just the second time in 14 years.