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Consolation game ends in double OT loss to Lady Jets
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Enduring a loss on a last-second shot was bad enough for the Warren County High School girls basketball team. Following it up with a double-overtime loss borders on cruel and unusual punishment.The Lady Pioneers finished fourth in the District 6-AAA tournament after losing 71-67 in double overtime to Cumberland County in the consolation game Monday night.The disappointment of Saturday’s loss at the buzzer to White County still seemed fresh in the minds of the Lady Pioneers when the team took the court against Cumberland County and promptly fell behind by double digits.Warren County mounted a furious rally in the second half after trailing 32-20 at halftime. Behind seniors Lauren Wilkinson and Bree Smith, the Lady Pioneers battled back to within two with a minute to go in regulation.Freshman Bri Melton brought Warren County even with Cumberland County with :47 left when she spun down the lane and hit a floater to knot the score at 47.The Lady Pioneers got a stop on the other end as Smith pulled down a rebound and rushed back upcourt.