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Pioneers take first step
WCHS opens district tournament with win
Rhea County looks to be taking the foul to the next level as Pioneer Caleb Newby works inside the paint trying to get the ball to teammate Isaiah Grayson on Friday night at the Dalt in round one of the district tournament.
With more back-and-forth than a tennis match, Friday’s first round of the district tournament for the Warren County Pioneers wasn’t for the faint of heart.With 16 seconds left and Warren County up, 52-50, Pioneer Isaac Golden intercepted the ball down court and made a pass to Chance Hobbs who was immediately fouled. Hobbs was the wrong Pioneer to foul, making both free throws for a 54-50 lead.On the change of possession, Rhea County tickled the twine with a trey, now 54-53 with 5.7 seconds remaining. Warren County’s Isaiah Grayson was fouled on his trip up court and with 4.7 seconds to go and made 1-of-2 shots, 55-53.The Golden Eagles had one more shot, literally, and they knew the Pioneers would avoid the foul so they opted for the full-court fast break which they missed just as the buzzer sounded, leaving the Pioneers the 2-point win.“We survived and advance,” said Warren County coach Chris Sullens.