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Cookeville cruises past Pioneers
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Saturday's third-place game in the Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament turned out to be a District 6-AAA preview. If it was a sign of things to come, the Pioneers could be in trouble.The Warren County High School boys basketball team was crushed by the Cookeville Cavaliers 62-26. It was the second straight loss for the Pioneers, who started play Friday at Charlie Dalton Gym with four wins in their last five games.Warren County (8-9) didn't score in the final quarter as the Cavaliers finished the game on a 50-13 run after the Pioneers took a brief lead in the second quarter.Kendall Rutledge, who was honored as all-tournament, drilled back-to-back 3-pointers to give Warren County a 13-12 lead midway through the second quarter.It proved to be the final time the game was close though.