The last time the Lady Pioneers picked up back-to-back wins was the White County Christmas Tournament held Dec. 29-30.
Warren County has done it again with two straight wins after beating Siegel on Monday and disposing of Rhea County on Friday in front of a home crowd at Charlie Dalton Gym.
The Lady Pioneers delivered a 54-42 win over Rhea County behind a team-high 14 points from Saydee Winfree, who knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the third quarter and shot 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Allison Hitchcock followed with 12, while Elsa Eckenrod scored 10 for Warren County.
Both teams looked to establish the tempo in the first few minutes. Rhea County kept the game from getting out of hand thanks to Jesse Wallis, who scored nine in the first quarter and finished with a game-high 16.
So much happened for the Lady Pioneers on offense in the first eight minutes, sparked by a driving Winfree. Hitchcock picked up a loose ball and took it straight to the rim and scored from in close.
Eckenrod sparked the Lady Pioneer offense from deep as she connected on her only 3-pointer of the game.
Moments before the end of the quarter with Warren County down a single point, the Lady Golden Eagles turned the ball over. The ball was pushed up the floor and Kristen Rowland slipped inside and she was hit with a pass. Rowland flipped up a quick shot and the Lady Pioneers took a 13-12 lead as the first quarter ended.
In the second quarter, Marlee Smith worked inside and she was fouled on a strong move to the basket. Smith was perfect on both attempts. Winfree added four points before the end of the first half.
At the end of the first half Warren County led 27-21.
Many times throughout this season Warren County struggled in the second half. Friday night was not the case and the Lady Pioneers picked up right where they left off.
Warren County dominated both ends of the court in the third. Winfree lit it up from outside and buried a pair of deep 3-pointers when she was left open.
Smith owned the inside and earned herself six more points. By the end of the third, Warren County appeared to be in control and Rhea County trailed 40-27.
Down the stretch it was mostly free throws for the Lady Pioneers. Five Lady Pioneers combined for 10-of-12 from the charity stripe and Warren County secured the win off free throws.
The Lady Pioneers play their home finale Tuesday versus Coffee County in what will be senior night. Game time is scheduled for 6 p.m.
LADY PIONEER SCORING – Saydee Winfree 14, Allison Hitchcock 12, Elsa Eckenrod 10, Kristen Rowland 8, Marlee Smith 8, Megan Patch 2
LADY GOLDEN EAGLE SCORING – Jesse Wallis 16, Micah Black 12, Mariah Martin 8, Makaly Bustos 6.