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Lady Pioneers drop another
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The Warren County High School girls basketball team is improving each outing, but coach Erick Baird knows moral victories don’t show up in the standings.The Lady Pioneers fought to the end against the White County Warriorettes Tuesday at Charlie Dalton Gym, but Warren County suffered its sixth loss in seven games as White County prevailed 41-33.Warren County (13-14) entered District 6-AAA play with the most wins of any of the five teams for the second straight season, but just like last year the Lady Pioneers have struggled when facing their district competitors.Tuesday’s loss dropped Warren County to 1-5 in district, good for fourth place as Cumberland County is still in search of its first district win.It felt like an early Groundhog Day for the Lady Pioneers against White County. Just like when the Lady Pioneers played last Friday against Coffee County, Warren County made a huge jump in the margin of the game but it didn’t result in a victory.The Lady Pioneers started district play Jan. 4 with a 28-point loss to the Lady Raiders, followed by a 29-point blowout in Sparta. Last Friday, the Lady Pioneers lost 36-26 to Coffee County and in a rematch with the Warriorettes Tuesday the margin of defeat was once again 10.White County started the game on a 6-0 run, a streak which was stopped by a 3-pointer by sophomore Bri Melton.