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Lady Pioneers drop second straight
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Jacob Dodd photo Despite 14 points from Megan Patch, the Lady Pioneers fell in Shelbyville Monday night 48-37. Warren County is now 6-4 this season.

Just a week after riding high on a five-game winning streak, the Lady Pioneers are in need of a readjustment.
The Lady Pioneers fell for the second time in four days Monday, dropping a 48-37 contest in Shelbyville.
“We have lost our rhythm a bit,” said coach Shea Panter. “We’re going to get back in practice and focus on mental and physical toughness along with some tweaks on offense.”

Warren County (6-4) was in range to get back in the win column, trailing only 34-30 entering the fourth quarter. An extended cold spell let the Lady Eagles get enough of a gap to hold the Lady Pioneers off. Warren County made a last-ditch effort to slice into the lead when Bri Young hit a 3-pointer, but Shelbyville calmly sank eight late free throws to win.

Junior Megan Patch kept the Lady Pioneers in play early, scoring 11 of her game-high 14 points in the first quarter. Patch hit three 3-pointers in the period, the third tying the game at 14-14 at the end of one.
The scoring drought for the Lady Pioneers first hit in the second quarter, when Warren County failed to score from the field. Warren County scored only four points, getting only two free throws each from Tyra Wright and Young.

The Lady Pioneers finally got the lid off the basket in the third quarter when Patch and senior Callie Cathcart each hit 3-pointers, but the hole proved to be too big.

Coach Panter believes the team can overcome a rough offensive showing, especially with back-to-back games approaching.

“We struggled to make the easy shots. This is just a minor speed bump to us finding our competitive hunger from the game again,” said Panter.

Warren County will be back on the road Thursday in Tullahoma. The Lady Pioneers return home Friday night with a matchup against DeKalb County. Both games are set to start at 6 p.m.