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Lady Pioneers beat Cumberland
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It wasn’t perfect and sometimes it wasn’t pretty, but the Warren County High School girls basketball team found a way Friday night to end its three-game losing streak.The Lady Pioneers defeated the Cumberland County Lady Jets 34-28 to earn their first victory in 2013 and first District 6-AAA win of the season.Warren County (13-11) entered Friday’s contest on a sour note as New Year’s brought with it lopsided losses to district opponents White County and Coffee County along with border rival DeKalb County.Lady Pioneer coach Erick Baird got back to basics this week after Tuesday’s loss to the Lady Tigers as he preached defense and making the easy shots to his team in practice.While the Lady Pioneers weren’t perfect against the Lady Jets, coach Baird was pleased with the progress.“We still have to finish better around the rim because 34 points won’t consistently win in our district, but our defense made it stand up against the Lady Jets,” said Baird. “We have some very smart players who recognize what other teams want to do. We interrupted their offensive continuity, cut the cutters and played solid team defense.”Unlike Tuesday’s tussle with the Lady Tigers, which saw the Lady Pioneers take seven minutes to get on the board, Warren County was much sharper at the start of Friday’s district battle.Megan Dishman started the Lady Pioneers off with a layup when she entered the game after two minutes.