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The agony of defeat
12-game winning streak ends for WCHS Lady Pioneers
Kyra Perkins
Kyra Perkins shows emotion during Friday night's loss to Coffee County.

For the first time in 45 days, the WCHS Lady Pioneers lost a basketball game.

Riding a 12-game winning streak, the Warren County girls lost a battle of state powers Friday night at Charlie Dalton Gym, falling to Coffee County 54-40.

Sable Winfree was the top scorer for the Lady Pioneers with 12.

Warren County was doomed by a difficult third quarter where the team was outscored 19-4. The Lady Pioneers showed a never-say-die attitude and tried to rally at the end, but the late surge wasn't enough to overcome the one-sided third quarter.

The loss drops the Lady Pioneers to 1-1 in the district. Coffee County improves to 2-0.

In boys action, the WCHS Pioneers were missing three starters due to injury or COVID. The Pioneers didn't have the firepower to match Coffee County as the Red Raiders won 50-28.

Eli Kuykendall was the top scorer for Warren County with 9.

For a more in-depth look at Friday night's action, read Sunday's edition of the Southern Standard or visit www.southernstandard.com after Sunday's stories are posted online.