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Lady Pioneers lose fourth straight
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Rhealee Johnson battles for position in the post against Shelbyville.

Last week’s homestand wasn’t be a memorable one for the Lady Pioneers. Monday’s night road game didn’t go any better for the Warren County High School girls team.

After Warren County lost all three of its home games last week - the latest Saturday to Shelbyville 54-30 – the Lady Pioneers fell on the road Monday at Moore County 72-57.

The four-game losing streak dropped Warren County to 11-14 overall this season. The Moore County loss didn’t have an impact on the District 6-AAA standings though. The Lady Pioneers, currently 1-4 in district, will have a chance to snap their losing streak and take a step up in the district standings Friday at Rhea County.

Tyra Wright tried her best to carry the Lady Pioneers to victory against Moore County, scoring 20 points to continue her solid junior campaign. The standout season for Wright, who is averaging double figures scoring and leads the Lady Pioneers in rebounds and blocks, has gotten the attention of several colleges.

Moore County got big nights from Katie Thomas and Kursten Hawkins, who scored 20 and 19 points, respectively.

Senior Callie Cathcart added 10 points in the loss, while Grace Rains finished with nine. Other scorers for the Lady Pioneers were Emily Mikkola, Bri Young, and Caylie Sherrell with 4 points each, Hallie Jo Pennington with 3, Megan Patch with 2 and Kam Nowlin with 1.

The four-game losing streak followed one of the Lady Pioneers’ biggest wins. Warren County beat Cookeville for its first district win last Saturday, but followed with double-digit home losses to White County and Stone Memorial.

Tired legs, and an early tip, seemed to contribute to a sleepy start Saturday for the Lady Pioneers against Shelbyville.

The Lady Eagles built a commanding lead early, going to halftime ahead 26-16.

Warren County never threatened in the second half, falling for the second time in less than 24 hours.

 

Wright, Rains and Young each finished with 6 points to pace the Lady Pioneers against Shelbyville. Patch followed with 3 points, while Rhealee Johnson and Beth Vaughn added 2 points each and Nowlin, Sherrell and Mikkola all scored one point.

 Jenna Holt paced Shelbyville with 22 points