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Pioneers lose heartbreaker
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WCHS sophomore Chance Hobbs played tough defense and scored eight points as the Pioneers lost to Cumberland County in the closing seconds Friday night, 59-57.
It was a foul Warren County didn’t need to make.After tying the game in the final seconds, the Pioneers committed a backcourt foul to allow Cumberland County to take the lead from the free-throw line with 3.5 seconds to play.Warren County managed a desperation shot at the buzzer, but it was off target and Cumberland County escaped with a 59-57 win Friday night at Charlie Dalton Gym.The hectic sequence of events that led to the final buzzer began when Warren County post Trevor Gaines battled for a rebound and made a putback with :05 left. That tied the game 57-57.Cumberland County quickly inbounded the ball thinking it would have to travel the length of the floor to get a good look. But Warren County committed a foul as soon as the ball was put in play, which gave Jordan Graham two foul shots with 3.5 seconds left.