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Scrappy Lady Pioneers prevail
Warren County defense dominates Cannon County
Warren County's Marlee Smith takes a hard foul on her way to the basket Tuesday night against Cannon County. Smith would knock down both free throws on her way to scoring 10 points for the Lady Pioneers.
If Cannon County was making a checklist of things to bring for its road game in Warren County on Tuesday night, the Lady Lions forgot one thing.It was their offense.The Lady Pioneers held Cannon County without a field goal in the opening quarter and never let the Lady Lions within striking distance in the second half during a convincing 40-28 win in their home opener at Charlie Dalton Gym.Elsa Eckenrod and Marlee Smith led Warren County with 10 points each.The win evens the Lady Pioneers record at 2-2 heading into a Thanksgiving Classic this Friday and Saturday in Woodbury.Warren County jumped out to an early 10-4 lead at the end of the first quarter as Cannon County didn't make a shot from the floor. The Lady Lions scored all their points on four Kellie Davis free throws.If Cannon County was hoping to shake off the rust in the second quarter, Warren County's defense made sure that didn't happen. Lady Pioneer freshman Megan Patch nailed a 3-pointer and Warren County was up 18-10 at the half.It didn't take long for Warren County to build a 21-10 lead when Kristen Rowland hit a 3-pointer.