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Late rally falls short for Lady Pioneers
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Playing against one of the top teams in the state on the road is never easy, especially when it’s a matchup against a team you’ve played less than two weeks ago.The Warren County High School girls basketball team squared off with the Cannon County Lady Lions on Tuesday night and the result was the same as the first meeting. The Lady Pioneers fell by nine points once again, losing 43-34.Warren County lost previously to Cannon County 44-35 in the consolation game of the Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament.Though the result was nearly identical, the performances were much different.The Lady Pioneers, who led most of the first half in December, fell behind early against the Lady Lions this time around. Seniors Bree Smith and Lauren Wilkinson each scored baskets in the early moments, but Cannon County ended the first quarter on a 13-0 run to lead 16-4 after eight minutes.The lead swelled to 23-8 with two minutes to play in the first half, but the Lady Pioneers made a late run to go into the locker room with momentum.Smith started the streak with a steal and coasted in for a layup to make it 23-10.