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Basketball benefit set for tonight
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The first showcase of the Warren County High School basketball teams will be tonight during the “Playing for Hailey” benefit at Charlie Dalton Gym beginning at 5 p.m.To help raise money for Hailey Taylor, a WCMS student recently treated for a brain tumor, the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers will each play intersquad scrimmages to headline the night-long basketball event.The Warren County Middle School basketball teams will kick-off the event at 5 p.m. The fifth- and sixth-grade girls basketball team will take on the boys squad at 5 p.m. Both teams currently sit at the top of the standings in their respective elementary leagues with undefeated records.The seventh- and eighth-grade girls and boys basketball teams will be the next on the court and will also play against each other. It will be a tune up for each team as the WCMS schedule picks back up Monday, Nov. 14 when the Lady Pioneers and Pioneers travel to Franklin South Middle School for a Central Tennessee Conference game.Following the WCMS games, coaches Erick Baird and Malcolm Montgomery will split up their high school rosters for intersquad scrimmages.Baird and the Lady Pioneers are coming off a 16-win season that ended with the team’s first regional tournament appearance in 12 years. Tonight’s intersquad scrimmage will give fans a look at a Lady Pioneer roster featuring 1,000-point scorer Lauren Wilkinson and All-District 6-AAA selection Bree Smith.The Pioneers are hoping to continue a two-year streak of advancing to the regionals and coach Montgomery has plenty of players returning to help the cause.Coach Montgomery’s roster has four starters returning and six more players who bring back varsity experience.Last year’s All-District 6-AAA second team selection Jacob Reagan leads a group of seven seniors looking to end their careers on a high note at Warren County.

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