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Pioneers whip Warriors
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If the Warren County Middle School Pioneers and Morrison Eagles keep up their current play, it seems inevitable the two teams will finish tied atop the 5-6 grade elementary boys standings.
The Pioneers and Eagles split their season series, but have dominated the rest of the competition in the elementary league.
Warren County crushed the Centertown Warriors 34-8 Tuesday night to improve to 8-1 and keep pace with the Eagles as Morrison downed the Irving College Tigers 44-14 Monday.
Morrison (9-1) kept a slim lead in the standings over Warren County because the Eagles have played one more game thus far, but neither team has struggled to pile up victories when facing other opponents.
Behind 14 points from Crockett Walker and Sloan Seymour, Warren County had little trouble whipping the Warriors Tuesday night.
Walker came out of the locker rooms on fire as he scored eight points in the first quarter to give the Pioneers an early 12-2 lead.
Seymour took over in the second quarter, scoring all his team’s seven points as Warren County went into halftime leading 19-6.
Seymour continued to have the hot hand in the third quarter. After an early layup, Seymour sank his second 3-pointer as the Pioneers built their lead to 20 points.
Walker added six points in the period before he and Seymour headed to the bench to watch their teammates protect a 32-8 lead in the fourth quarter.
Joshua Macanas accounted for the only points for either team in the final period as his layup gave the Pioneers a 26-point victory over Centertown.
Brandon Hennessee added four points as Warren County extended its winning streak to seven games.
Brant Young led Centertown, which fell to 5-5, with four points. Damian Thomas and Hunter Adams added two points apiece.
Even playing without star point guard Ethan Smith did little to slow down the Morrison Eagles Monday night.
Smith, No. 2 in scoring in the elementary league, missed Monday’s game against the Tigers, but the Eagles game turned into a blowout early anyway.
Morrison outscored Irving College 18-2 in the first quarter, then cruised to a 30-point victory.
Devin Martin, Ronaldo Martinez, Raven Lewandowski and Irving Espinoza each scored four points in the opening period as the Eagles couldn’t miss. Ryland Holder added two free throws as Morrison ended up scoring more points in the first quarter than the Tigers would manage in the game.
With a comfortable lead, coach Kyle Cannon used his bench most of the game and the Eagle subs responded with points. Morrison had 12 different players score Monday, led by Espinoza and Peyton Wimley with eight points apiece.
Lewandowski, Martinez, Martin and Colby Newby added four points each, followed by Holder, Joel Garcia, Dawson Waldron, Andy Sliger, Keegan Scott and Myles Brady with two points apiece.
Devin Jordan led Irving College with six points. Cameron Fults was next with four while Curtis Grissom and Kaden Jordan chipped in two points each.