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Dec. 31, 2021 Hoops: Warren Girls Edge Millington Central (Tenn.) at Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational

Warren's Riley Childress finished with 15 points in a 47-46 win over Millington Central. File photo by Jeff Parkin.

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – Playing in their second game of the Tampa Bay Christmas Invitational, the Warren Lady Dragons earned a hard-fought 47-46 victory over Millington Central (Tenn.).

Trailing 46-45, Emma Ruhlman hit the go-ahead shot with eight seconds left and, after a pair of timeouts, the Warren defense, which was led on the afternoon by Riley Childress and Sam Ruhlman and Grace Ruhlman, forced a tough potential game-winner for the Trojans’ Keria McGhee that was off the mark.

See the final shot attempt here:

Childress finished with a team-high 15 points and Emma Ruhlman 14 against the Class 3A school out of Tennessee (the state has four classifications) located 17 miles outside of Memphis. Ruhlman also had 10 rebounds.


Kayla Dotson led Millington with 17 points, Micaiah Halliburton 12 and McGhee 10.

Sam Ruhlman and Alana Stuart finished with five points each for the Lady Dragons, with Ruhlman knocking down a fourth-quarter three, while Gracie Ruhlman and Kuzminski netted four apiece.

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