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Pioneers win thriller
Simmonss shot, free throw in final seconds secure district victory
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Nick Simmons can mark one major item off his basketball bucket list. Hitting the game-winning shot is no longer just a dream for the Pioneer senior.Simmons connected on a three-point play with 3.0 seconds left against Coffee County Friday night to lift the Warren County High School boys basketball team to a dramatic 46-45 victory at Charlie Dalton Gym.Warren County (10-11) didn’t lead in the second half until the final seconds, when Simmons saved the day and started his team with a win on opening night of District 6-AAA play.The Pioneers, who rallied from down nine with three minutes to play, got a final look at winning the game with 20 seconds to go. Without a time-out to use, coach Malcolm Montgomery relayed in a play that worked to free senior shooting guard Kendall Rutledge.