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Pioneers top Jackson County
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In its first meeting with Jackson County, the Warren County High School boys basketball team couldn’t overcome a bad first quarter and lost in the Woodbury Thanksgiving tournament.Playing in the Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament at home, the Pioneers put together four quarters of inspired basketball to win 60-57 against the Blue Devils.Warren County was able to avoid the biggest problem it had with the Blue Devils in their November meeting. Instead of starting the game in a 22-4 hole after the first quarter, the Pioneers led 13-10 after the first eight minutes.Thomas Locke, who has played well since being promoted to a starting role, scored five points in the first quarter, including hitting a 3-pointer.Kendall Rutledge was able to provide instant offense off the bench in the second quarter to keep Warren County in the lead.Rutledge scored all eight of his points in the second period as the junior guard did most of his damage from the outside. Rutledge knocked down two 3-pointers and added a short jumper to help Warren County lead 29-22 going into halftime.The Blue Devils started chipping away at the lead in the third quarter.