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Dishmans late-game free throws seal win
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The free-throw line has been a thorn in the sides of the Lady Pioneers all season, but Megan Dishman made sure she was pure from the charity stripe when it mattered most Tuesday night.Dishman sank a pair of free throws with 6.1 seconds to go and Warren County held Franklin County from scoring at the buzzer to win 42-40 on the road.The Warren County High School girls basketball team has become road warriors in the early season. The Lady Pioneers improved to 5-0 away from Charlie Dalton Gym with their latest dramatic win.Dishman’s free throws capped a frantic comeback by the Lady Pioneers which saw Warren County rally from down by as many as 12 points in the third quarter to win.Warren County got contributions from the entire roster to complete another comeback and improve to 5-1 this season.Freshman Bri Melton came up with a big jumper in the third quarter, sophomore Camerie Martin played strong defense on the top Lady Rebel guard and sophomore Jessie Newby jump-started the Lady Pioneers in the fourth with a layup.Martin, Melton and freshman Brittany Myers all had to pick up the slack in the fourth quarter when senior guard Bree Smith fouled out late in the game.Smith, who is second on the team in scoring, went to the bench with six points and had to watch as the Lady Pioneers tried to comeback in her absence.The comeback attempt looked bleak when Warren County’s struggles at the free-throw line started showing. The Lady Pioneers missed seven free throws in the fourth quarter, including sharpshooter Lauren Wilkinson missing a pair midway through the fourth.But when it counted, Dishman was able to find the mark.