In a senior night success story, the WCHS Pioneers pulled away from their visiting opponents from Smithville in the second quarter and never looked back, delighting the home crowd with another win at the Dalt, 62-44.
After all the team’s seniors were honored in front of a packed crowd, the Pioneers went back to business and led the first half 28-21 after a better shot percentage from the floor combined with sharp shooter Chance Hobbs’ three treys in the first half being too much for the Tigers.
Despite a rally by the Tigers in the third quarter, the Pioneers finished strong down the stretch outscoring DeKalb 19-6 in the final eight minutes.
“I’m very proud of our seniors,” said Warren County Pioneer head coach Chris Sullens. “This makes 30 wins in two years. It might not sound like much, but we only won seven games the first year. We’ve really improved and plan to keep improving. This is a great group of young men and I’m proud of them all. Now were heading toward the district tournament and plan on facing it head on and keep playing.”
Hobbs, besides being the go-to guy for the outside shot, also had the game-high score of 18 points, followed closely by Isaiah Grayson, who hit his 1,000th career point Tuesday and scored 15 points Friday.
DeKalb’s top scorer was Tanner Poss, who scored 15.
Also scoring for Warren County were K’Rojhn Calbert who came up big on the boards on both ends of the court, garnering the senior 10 points. Logan Wilson scored 7, Caleb Newby 5, Isaac Golden, McCall Turner and Hunter Black all scored 2 points, and Sloan Seymour hit for 1 point.
The Pioneers now prepare to host the District 6AAA Tournament at Warren County High School on Feb. 16-21. Brackets and times are TBA.
For more Warren County senior night coverage and photos, look for Wednesday's edition of the Southern Standard.