The Warren County Lady Pioneers beat the Shelbyville Eaglettes at home 51-30 on Friday, making them 3-1 in district and 18-3 overall.
Shelbyville continues to be winless in the district standing 0-4.
Kyra Perkins led the Lady Pioneers with 23 points, continuing to show her power in the district.
Rudy DeArmond, a senior, was a standout on defense for the Lady Pioneers. She’s glad to return since missing the first part of the season.
“It feels good to be back out on the court,” DeArmond said, “and with my team. I am proud of the girls who stepped up tonight.”
The Lady Pioneers were without star guard Shelby Smartt, who missed the game due to illness.
The two teams started even with Sammie Brown making a 3-pointer for Shelbyville and Brienne Kelsey matching that shot for the Lady Pioneers.
Kelsey started for Warren County in the absence of Shelby Smartt and held her own in that position, putting up another 3 in the first quarter.
Perkins and DeArmond made an impression in the first half with plenty of steals, but Lilly Brown made plenty of shots under the goal for Shelbyville to keep the Eaglettes close.
Shelbyville knocked out a 3 at the start of the second quarter, and Jaden Smartt tied the game with two foul shots for Warren County. Perkins made a jump shot to tie again, then stole the ball with a layup to take the lead.
Warren County made another steal that led to Mia Hobbs shooting and making two foul shots. Hobbs returned on the next play stealing the ball for a third time, passing it to Sable Winfree for 2 more points.
With three steals backto- back, Warren County secured its lead going into the second half with a halftime score of 25-19.
Sable shot two 3-pointers to start the third to give the Lady Pioneers a 10-point lead. Warren County would continue this momentum into the fourth quarter with Perkins nailing two 3-point shots as well.
Perkins was on fire with jump shots as she recovered her own missed layup with a jump shot. DeArmond wasn’t just a defensive force but an offensive one as well, driving for two successful layups. The Eaglettes couldn’t handle the Lady Pioneer defensive and couldn’t get enough shots to compensate.
WARREN COUNTY -- Kyra Perkins 23, Brienne Kelsey 9, Sable Winfree 9, Rudy DeArmond 4, Jaden Smartt 4, Mia Hobbs 2 SHELBYVILLE -- Lilly Brown 10, Jaleigha Harris 6, Sammie Brown 5, Paige Blackburn 4, Taylar Wessner 3, Jadyn Lee 1, Zoe Reed 1