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Cavaliers clobber Pioneers
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With the Warren County High School boys basketball team limping into Cookeville having lost seven of its last nine games, the Cavaliers seemed to smell blood in the water.Cookeville pounced on the Pioneers early, scoring the first eight points and building a 20-point first-quarter cushion en route to blowing out Warren County 77-45 Friday night.Warren County, which fell to 14-15 with its latest loss, never seemed to show up in Cookeville when the two teams took the court Friday night.The Cavaliers rolled off the first eight points and needed just three minutes to build a double-digit lead. Senior Mitchell McCorkle, who came off the bench for the first time this season, had the only offensive highlight in the first quarter when he sank a 3-pointer.The long bomb didn’t phase the Cavaliers though as the home team led 28-7 after the first quarter. Cookeville continued to expand the lead in the second quarter, leading by as many as 25 points, before McCorkle and Tucker Smith each scored four points to bring it to 46-24 going into halftime.Jacob Reagan scored five of his seven points in the third quarter, including swishing a 3-pointer, but Cookeville outscored Warren County 14-6 to lead by 30 points entering the fourth quarter.The Cavaliers emptied their bench in the fourth quarter and Pioneer senior Hunter Adams got a chance to shine.