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Lady Eagles soar past WCHS girls
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Being the host school of the Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament, the Warren County High School girls basketball team has wanted to keep the championship trophy in town, but the task has been too difficult thus far.The Lady Pioneers fell in the finals in 2010 and lost in the semifinals last season. The downward trend continued Thursday as Warren County dropped the play-in game to the Rhea County Lady Eagles 43-28.With more teams in the tournament field each season, the competition for the championship has been tougher.Coach Erick Baird knew his team would need four wins over three days to take the title, but the path was blocked before Warren County could get started.Rhea County, which improved to 10-1 with the win, put the clamps on the Lady Pioneers to move into the quarterfinals. Warren County (7-7) had its lowest scoring outing of the season, falling 15 points short of its average of 43.1 points per game.