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Pioneers shine in Cookeville
Nate Elrod had 19 points and 10 rebounds in Warren County's big win at Cookeville Saturday.

When Warren County needed a hero in the fourth quarter at Cookeville, Nate Elrod put on his cape and took over.

The senior Pioneer put on an absolute show against the Cavs Saturday, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 boards as Warren County picked up a 60-46 statement win over its rival. The Pioneers are now 10-13 overall and have won six of their last seven games.

Elrod’s fingerprints were all over the victory, helping the Pioneers break open a tight game in the fourth to win their third game in a row. Elrod scored the first four points of the fourth, fed senior teammate Sawyer Seymour for a key 3-pointer, then had a steal that he turned into a coast-to-coast, three-point play to make it 45-40 in favor of the Pioneers.

Freshmen Devin Fish also showed he was ready for the moment late, rolling off six straight points to balloon the Pioneer advantage to nine. By the time Treyton Terry nailed four straight free throws (two coming after a Cookeville technical), Warren County had its signature victory against the Cavaliers.

Results from Tuesday’s key District 6-4A matchup with Cookeville were unavailable at press time. The Pioneers are back at home this Friday against Franklin County. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.