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Pioneers win on buzzer-beater
Espinoza's heroics lift WCHS to victory
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Warren County High School freshman ballplayer Irving Espinoza, shown here playing in Tullahoma last week, hit a last-second buzzer-beater to defeat Smith County in the Sonic Shoot-Out on Tuesday.
It wasn’t a white Christmas just yet, but the Pioneers came ready to play Smith County in any weather in White County on Tuesday during the ninth annual Sonic Shoot-Out.The game was tied, 68-68, and possession was with the Owls with :04 left. That’s when Pioneer Isaac Golden forced a turnover for Warren County and got the ball to freshman Irving Espinoza, who hit a buzzer-beater for the win, 71-68.“Once again we just battle and play to the end,” said Warren County head coach Chris Sullens. “We were outscored in every quarter until the fourth.