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Lionettes pounce on Lady Pioneers
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The first day of the Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament saw the Warren County High School girls basketball team win two games. The final two days weren’t as kind.The Lady Pioneers finished in fourth place after losing to the Cannon County Lionettes in the consolation game 44-35 on Friday.Warren County found itself in the consolation game after being stopped by Stone Memorial 57-26 in the semifinals Thursday.The Lady Pioneers made a good run on Friday against the state-ranked Lionettes a day after being run out of their own gym by Stone Memorial.Warren County went toe-to-toe with Cannon County for three quarters before falling behind in the last eight minutes.Behind the scoring of Lauren Wilkinson and Taylor Johnson and the tight defense of Camerie Martin, the Lady Pioneers stuck with Cannon County in the first half.Wilkinson and Johnson scored four points each in the first quarter as the Lady Pioneers trailed 13-12 entering the second period.While the senior duo handled most of the early scoring, Martin was given the assignment of slowing down Cannon County’s Abbey Sissom.Martin was up to the task early as the junior used her quickness to stay with Sissom every single step. The Lionettes’ top scorer showed her frustration with Martin by taking a number of ill-advised shots that missed badly.With Cannon County slowed on offense, the Lady Pioneers took the lead.