Whale Branch’s boys began their reloading project with a 50-37 road win over Estill on Tuesday.
After graduating four seniors off last year’s Class 2A runner-up team, the new-look Warriors had to win ugly in their opener. They raced out to a 19-10 lead after one quarter and used a solid defensive effort to hold off the Gators.
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AJ Singleton and Jashaun Gillison each scored 10 points, and Jaylen Reeves and Devonta Barnard added eight apiece to lead the Warriors. Queshawn Fields hit a pair of big 3-pointers, and Jaquan Gillison scored all five of his points in the fourth quarter to help Whale Branch seal the win.
The Warriors (1-0) host Battery Creek on Friday.