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Lady Pioneers get ninth straight win
Bri Taylor and the Lady Pioneers ran Shelbyville off the court Friday, winning 57-17.
Addison Smith hits a 3-pointer late in Friday's blowout win over Shelbyville.

The Lady Pioneers barely had to break a sweat at home against Shelbyville Friday. Warren County were in cruise control from the tip against the Lady Eagles, winning 57-17 to notch their ninth-straight victory.

Sable Winfree breezed past the defense over and over on her way to a 14-point night, while Kyra Perkins racked up 12 points in the first half on a barrage of layups. Even seldom-used senior post Savannah Winfree got a starring role offensively, pouring in nine points as Warren County easily outclassed its District 6-4A foe. 

After Franklin County tried to grind last Tuesday's district opener for the Lady Pioneers to a halt, it was a welcome sight to see Shelbyville come out with an uptempo style. It played right into the Lady Pioneers' all-out attack.

Warren County scored the game's first 21 points, including blanking the Lady Eagles in the first quarter. Shelbyville didn't get on the board until a minute into the second quarter, when the Lady Pioneers had already put the game away.

Warren County got every look it wanted early, with Mia Hobbs drilling an open 3-pointer and Sable slashing through Shelbyville's defense for easy layups. Perkins added three early buckets.

The Lady Pioneers extended their lead to 34-4 by halftime, ensuring their win streak would stay intact. Warren County has now went an entire month without losing, with the curernt nine-game streak starting after the team's opening-round loss in the Frank's Shootout Dec. 19.

The bench joined in on the fun in the second half, with Brienne Kelsey notching seven points after the break, including one of the lefty's trademark triples off a pindown on the wing. 

Addison Smith also sparked the crowd with a late triple right in front of a packed student section, which took great delight in another mercy-rule win by the red-hot Lady Pioneers.

Warren County will face a huge test Tuesday when it takes on the defending District 6-4A champion Lady Raiders in Manchester. Coffee County is also 2-0 in district after a strong showing last week against Franklin County and Shelbyville and enters the contest on a 17-game winning streak.

Tip-off for the district showdown is set for 6 p.m.

Lady Pioneer scoring - Sable Winfree, 14, Perkins 12, Savannah Winfree 9,  Hobbs 7, Kelsey 7, Smith 3, Shelby Smartt 2, Lex Verge 2, Bri Taylor 1