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Pioneers score first 12 points
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The Pioneers jumped out to a 12-0 lead, then survived 34 foul shots from visiting Cannon County, to capture a home victory Friday night at Charlie Dalton Gym.Led by 17 points from Hunter Daniel and a 10-point, three-block performance from Nick Simmons, Warren County won 56-42.It didn’t look like it would be close in the early going. Sparked by a pair of 3-pointers from Daniel, the Pioneers scored the first 12 points.But Cannon County battled back, thanks largely to points from the foul line. The Pioneers were whistled for 17 first-half fouls as Cannon County was in the bonus less than seven minutes into the game.The Lions converted 10-of-21 first-half free throws which allowed them to stay close despite only making four field goals.The Pioneers led 28-18 at the break.It got tight in the third quarter with Cannon County pulling within five points twice.