The Saints must have missed their alarm clock Friday. By the time the visiting DeKalb County squad woke up, the Pioneers had already ended the game.
The Pioneers opened Friday’s day game at WCMS with a 21-0 run and cruised to 51-16 victory.
Warren County (6-3) got 18 first-half points from Treyton Terry and 13 from Isaiah Cummings as it quickly erased the memories of a last-second loss the night before. The Pioneers had their four-game winning streak snapped Thursday night with a 40-39 loss at home to Coffee County.
Terry did almost all of his damage in the first quarter, scoring 15 points as the Pioneers rode a tidal wave of momentum from the opening tip. Terry had a pair of run-out layups following steals and added a bomb from downtown which forced a Coffee County timeout.
Coffee County needed two timeouts before it scored its first basket, a 3-pointer from the corner by Jacob Hendrix.
By time Terry had decimated the DeKalb County defense, he tagged in Cummings.
Coming off the bench, Cummings didn’t wait to start shooting. He was instant offense, either getting to the basket at will or playing the passing lanes for easy layups.
Jonathan Lara added six first-half points as Warren County led 36-12 at halftime.
Cummings drained a 3-pointer during the third quarter, while Alex van Vuuren scored four of his six points in the period as the Pioneers enacted the mercy rule late.
Lara finished with eight points in the victory, while Brett Cantrell and Bayler Melton added three points apiece.
In Thursday’s loss, Terry scored a team-high 16 points. Cummings added eight, but missed a potential game-winning 3 at the buzzer. Rounding out the scoring was Melton with five, van Vuuren with four and Lara and Aaron Templeton with three points apiece.
Warren County returns to action Monday, Dec. 2 at Franklin North.