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Freshman Pioneers defeated in overtime
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Freshman Pioneer Jesse Jones attacks the heart of the Cookeville Cavalier defense in the freshman home game Thursday night. - photo by Bruce Duke
Thursday night was cold outside, but there was nothing cold about the action inside Charlie Dalton Gym as the Warren County Pioneer freshman boys slugged it out with the Cookeville Cavaliers in what would be a battle that would carry into overtime.Cookeville trailed the Pioneers the entire game, but Warren County could not close out the Cavs in regulation and the Cavs claimed the lead in overtime and never let go, defeating Warren County 62-56.Caleb Newby led Warren County with 19 points and Chance Hobbs was right behind him with 18.Cookeville outscored Warren County 12-6 in overtime and took its first lead after trailing the Pioneers the four previous quarters. To start OT, the Cavs won the tip and Warren County showed zone defense on Cookeville’s first possession. Cookeville had found a rhythm late in the game and carried it with them into OT with crisp passing and a much better shot selection than they had during regulation.