A second later and it would’ve been too late.
Only the slightest gap existed as soon as Megan Patch caught a pass in the corner. She had a fraction of a second to launch before being pancaked.
Lying on the floor, the Lady Pioneer junior was able to see her pivotal 3-pointer swish through the net.
Patch’s four-point play was the swing play as Warren County collected its first District 6-AAA victory 46-41 over Cookeville Saturday.
Patch finished with 10 points, none bigger than her play that gave Warren County a 39-33 lead with 2:50 left. Patch added a crucial layup with 30.2 seconds left after the Lady Pioneers struggled to seal the game at the free-throw line.
Tyra Wright added a team-high 11 points to help Warren County snap a six-game losing streak to the Lady Cavaliers. Warren County held the lead for the entire second half, using a 10-2 run in the third quarter - bookended by 3-point plays from Wright and Bri Young - to go into the fourth ahead 31-23.
The victory improved the Lady Pioneers to 11-10 overall and 1-2 in district play.
Warren County will meet Stone Memorial Friday at 6 p.m.