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Lady Pioneers creamed by Cookeville

A cart loaded with cupcakes was wheeled onto the court for Senior Night festivities after the Lady Pioneers finished their game against Cookeville on Friday night.
The cupcakes looked far better than the way Warren County played during a lethargic 51-19 loss to the Lady Cavs at Charlie Dalton Gym.
It was never competitive as Cookeville jumped out to a 23-1 lead midway through the second quarter and was never threatened. Warren County didn’t make its first field goal, a driving layup by point guard Camerie Martin, until 12 minutes had elapsed in the game.
The loss is the Lady Pioneers sixth straight and drops the team to 13-17 overall and 1-7 in district. The Warren County girls will compete in the district tournament play-in game Thursday night in Sparta.
With the win, Cookeville remains unbeaten in the district at 7-0 with a makeup game to play Monday night.
The Lady Pioneers entered the game looking to build some momentum heading into the district tournament, but came out flat. Warren County finally mounted some offense late in the second quarter when Martin connected on a pair of three-point plays and Bri Melton drained a 3-pointer.
It was a 27-10 game at the half.
Any hopes Warren County might reverse its fortunes after the break were dashed in the third quarter when the team only mustered four points. Cookeville built a 39-14 lead entering the fourth quarter in coasting to victory.
Cookeville put three players in double digits, including Karagan Turner with 10 points. Turner has started every game as a freshman for the Lady Cavs. She played for Warren County Middle School last year.
Martin led the Lady Pioneers with eight points. Other scorers were Melton with five, Brittany Myers and Allison Hitchcock with two points each, and Rachel Nokes and Jessie Newby with one point each.

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