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Lady Pioneers lose
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Senior Bri Young looks for a cutting teammate in Friday's 51-30 loss to Cookeville. Warren County is now 0-3 in district and 9-13 overall.

Shea Panter keeps looking for sparks offensively, but nothing seems to be working. Warren County struggled again to put up points Friday, falling 51-30 to the visiting Cookeville Lady Cavaliers.

The Lady Pioneers failed to have a single player reach double figures for the second time in three district games, both times occurring at home. Senior Tyra Wright led Warren County with nine points Friday, while her post rival Chloe Grace Savage led Cookeville with 19 points.

Warren County (9-12) had a brief lead in the second quarter, getting a 3-pointer from Megan Patch to go ahead 11-10. It was the first points from the senior, who came off the bench against Cookeville, in three district games. Patch, the team’s third-leading scorer, finished with three points.

The Lady Cavaliers responded with a 7-0 run, only momentarily stopped by Emily Mikkola’s 3-pointer with 4:30 left in the second quarter. Cookeville took a 21-14 lead into halftime. 

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Mikkola gave the crowd at Charlie Dalton Gym a surge midway through the third quarter, drilling another 3-pointer from the left wing. The big shot from the senior drew Warren County within four at 23-19, but the Lady Pioneers never got any closer.

Cookeville pushed its lead back to 37-23 by the end of the third quarter, getting three driving layups from Alyssa Love along the way.

Savage added the final touches in the fourth, scoring 10 points in the final period to close down the Lady Pioneers.

Warren County finished with just 10 made field goals and went 6-of-12 from the free-throw line. Mikkola had eight points, followed by Grace Raines with six and Kam Nowlin and Brielee Kelsey with two points each.

The Lady Pioneers will try to get back on track Tuesday at White County. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.