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Lady Tigers beat Lady Pioneers
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It may be time for the Warren County High School girls basketball team to change its bus to a DeLorean, because the Lady Pioneers need to travel back in time and find the team that won 12 games in 2012.Warren County’s 2013 losing streak reached three games Tuesday night when the Lady Pioneers lost 45-30 at home to the DeKalb County Lady Tigers.Warren County (12-11) surprised many by starting the season off with five straight wins and a huge upset over Cannon County propelled the Lady Pioneers to finish 2012 with five victories in their last six games, but the magic didn’t carry over when the calendar changed.Tuesday’s loss to the Lady Tigers, the second time DeKalb County has beaten the Lady Pioneers this season, was Warren County’s third straight double-digit loss to start 2013.Action was slow at the start as neither team got on the board in the first four minutes. Loren Cripps finally ended the scoreless game with a free throw for the visitors with 3:11 left in the first quarter.The Lady Pioneers didn’t score their first points until 1:30 to play in the first quarter when sophomore Bri Melton slashed to the basket for a layup. Melton’s basket sparked a 6-2 spurt that gave Warren County the lead.Fellow sophomore Brittany Myers added a jumper in transition and coach Erick Baird drew up a play in the final seconds that resulted in junior point guard Camerie Martin working her way to the basket for a layup that put Warren County up 6-5 after the first quarter.The offenses continued to have trouble in the second quarter as neither team could buy a shot.