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Lady Pioneers win 11th straight
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Lady Pioneer senior Jaden Smartt is a strong post player for Warren County. WCHS drubbed Siegel High School on Tuesday by 20 points. Smartt was a part of an unstoppable offense. - photo by Taylor Moore
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Warren County junior Kyra Perkins, at left, started Tuesday’s game against Siegel very strong, putting up plenty of points. Perkins finished with 11 as the Lady Pioneers won their 11th straight. - photo by Taylor Moore

The WCHS Lady Pioneers won their 11th straight game Tuesday night, beating the Siegel Lady Stars, 51-31, in Murfreesboro.

In what’s become a familiar sight, Brienne Kelsey had the hot hand for Warren County, which improved to 15-2 on the season. Kelsey finished with a game-high 15 points and hit four 3-pointers. 

Kelsey said after the game she started to develop a good outside jumper in sixth grade and has continued to work on her shot.

“I go to the gym before practice and I go to the gym after practice,” Kelsey said, adding that she works with a trainer on all skills pertaining to basketball.

Kyra Perkins added 11 points and Shelby Smartt scored 9 for the Lady Pioneers.

The Lady Pioneers started strong with Perkins dominating under the goal, putting up 8 points in the first quarter. Kelsey added 7, including two 3-pointers. 

The Lady Stars weren’t too far behind as Serenity Lillard scored 7 in the first quarter.

The second quarter would prove victorious for the Lady Pioneers as they nailed every foul shot with Shelby Smartt hitting all four of hers. Continuing her run down court, Perkins along with Mia Hobbs and Jaden Smartt also put up points to take quite a lead over Siegel.

By halftime, Warren County was a comfortable 14 points ahead, 29-15. Kelsey returned in the third quarter nailing another 3 and making 3-of-4 foul shots. The Lady Pioneers widened the gap going into the fourth quarter with an almost 20-point lead.

Starting the fourth, Perkins made an impressive steal and Shelby made a 3 to continue the charge. Siegel was able to gain control a few times thanks to some mistakes by Warren County with Lady Stars Monica Peralta and Jasmine Sneed making sneaky steals.

Despite this, the Lady Pioneers had already made their presence known and the lead was too overwhelming for the Stars. This lead, along with Jaden and Lex Verge scoring under the goal, and Kelsey making another 3, cemented a Pioneer victory.

The Warren County Lady Pioneers defeated Siegel High School 51-31, an impressive win.



Warren County -- Brienne Kelsey 15, Kyra Perkins 11, Shelby Smartt 9, Jaden Smartt 7, Kennedi Pegg 4, Sydney Burger 2, Lex Verge 2, Savannah Winfrey 1


Siegel -- Top Scorers -- Serenity Lillard 12, Monica Peralta 6, Jasmine Sneed 5