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Pioneers tame Tigers
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The memories of the first meeting between the Warren County Middle School Pioneers and Irving College Tigers were barely gone before the two teams faced off again Monday night.For the second time in five days, the Pioneers prevailed in a battle of the two best teams in the Warren County elementary boys league. Warren County scored five points in the final minute to beat the Tigers 24-19 at WCMS.The Pioneers squeaked by the Tigers 39-36 last week, setting up a rematch and a must-win for Irving College to stay in the race for a regular season championship.The Tigers were up to the task for 23 minutes, but the final minute belonged to Warren County.Cole Estes, who had missed most of the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, drained a tiebreaking shot with 50.3 seconds left, Wesley Jennings added a jumper with 25 seconds to play and Estes finished off the run with a free throw with 6.1 seconds as the Pioneers celebrated their ninth straight victory.Warren County got off to a fast start behind big first quarters from Jennings and Alex Steiner. Jennings scored five points in the first period while Steiner added two putbacks as the Pioneers took an 11-5 lead.Neither offense could get going in the second quarter though.