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Pioneers win home opener
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A feverish crowd showed up Friday night for the Warren County High School basketball home opener and Hunter Daniel and the Pioneers delighted the fans.Daniel scored 21 points, including throwing home a dunk, to help the Pioneers roll over the Grundy County Yellow Jackets 66-44 in a Hall of Fame game held at Charlie Dalton Gym.Daniel, who was coming off a 30-point performance in the last Pioneer game, was a force to be reckoned with once again.The 6-foot-5 forward couldn’t be contained by the Yellow Jackets. Daniel poured in 13 points in the first half, then the senior sent Grundy County reeling late in the third when he had a steal and breakaway slam right before the buzzer.It was a part of a big night for the Pioneers as the team erased a pair of close losses from Tuesday night with an empathic win over the visiting Yellow Jackets.Warren County got off to a slow start. Turnovers and missed shots let Grundy County take an early lead, but sophomore D’Andre League changed the game when he stepped on the court.League subbed in midway through the first with his team down and he promptly sank a 3-pointer from the left corner to get the Pioneers going.The long-range shot triggered a big run as the Pioneers outscored Grundy County 14-2 to take an 18-9 lead.