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Romp raises funds for WCHS basketball
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Building a tournament that attracts some of the best teams in Tennessee takes time, but Warren County High School girls basketball coach Erick Baird has done it in three years.The third annual Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament completed play Saturday at Charlie Dalton Gym, finishing a whirlwind three days that featured 42 games played at four different gyms.Coach Baird, who began the tournament as a way to raise money for the Warren County basketball programs, thought this year's tournament featuring 25 teams was the best yet.“It was the most exciting tournament yet,” said Baird. “We got to see some fabulous players and great teams compete.”The 2011 tournament raised $8,000 for the program, a number coach Baird hopes to duplicate or surpass this year.The girls tournament, featuring 11 teams, was won by Cannon County. The Lionettes beat the Cookeville Lady Cavaliers 71-64 in overtime behind 43 points from tournament MVP Abbey Sissom.