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Back in action
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Brad Caten and the Pioneers will try for a season sweep of Rhea County Friday at Charlie Dalton Gym.

It wasn’t a long break, but perhaps it was just what the Warren County basketball teams needed.

The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers have now had seven days to prepare for Friday’s home games against Rhea County. The down time came at a perfect time for each, as the Pioneers have lost three straight and the Lady Pioneers have dropped four in a row.

Coach Chris Sullens used the break to address his team’s offensive woes.

“We must get back on track offensively,” said Sullens. “We need to play at a higher level in these last three district games to feel better about ourselves going into the district tournament.”

The Pioneers have already downed Rhea County twice, winning 55-46 in the Sonic Shootout and 52-47 at Rhea County.

The Lady Pioneers were tied at halftime against the Lady Eagles Jan. 15, but ultimately fell 70-57. 

Coach Shea Panter believes her team has proven it's evenly matched with the Lady Eagles. Now it's about getting the win.

"We need to show up and play together as a team," said Panter. "We had them last time and just spaced out for about three minutes. We can't, and won't, do that again."

The Lady Pioneers are hoping to break a home district losing streak that dates back to Feb. 5, 2016.

Tip-off Friday is set for 6 p.m.