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Lady Pioneers maintain status as league leaders
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With the Dibrell Lady Wildcats nipping at their heels, the Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneers couldn’t afford to slip up against the Morrison Lady Eagles Thursday night.Using a stifling fourth-quarter defense and getting a season-high 14 points from Megan Patch, Warren County kept its lead in the girls 5-6 grade elementary league by defeating Morrison 33-17.Warren County entered the game with a 7-1 record, while Dibrell sat right behind at 7-2. Knowing a loss could mean a tie for the regular-season championship, the Lady Pioneers were all business against an upset-minded Lady Eagle squad.In a battle of speed versus size, it was the quick Lady Pioneer guards who got the best of the big posts from Morrison.Patch played a key role on offense as she ignited the early offense with a baseline jumper in the opening minute. Warren County would never relinquish the lead after the shot as the Lady Pioneers led from start to finish.Patch finished with four points in the opening quarter to help Warren County build a 9-2 advantage.