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Pioneers sting Yellow Jackets
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Tucker Smith, Nick Simmons and Kendall Rutledge had little choice but to step up and lead a young Warren County High School boys basketball team. On opening night, the seniors didn’t disappoint.Smith scored a game-high 15 points, Simmons added 10 and Rutledge finished with nine as Warren County defeated the Grundy County Yellow Jackets 50-44 in the Think Pink Hall of Fame game held at Charlie Dalton Gym.Anytime the Pioneers desperately needed a basket Thursday night, a senior seemed to provide a spark. Smith, Simmons and Rutledge combined for the team’s first 17 points as coach Malcolm Montgomery kept his seniors in for most of the first half.Smith handled most of the scoring early as he put in six of the Pioneers’ eight first-quarter points.