Warren County, missing its tall post Tyra Wright after she injured her ankle early in the first quarter and could not return, fell to Stone Memorial, 54-38, Friday in Crossville.
“We did not execute our game plan,” said Warren County head coach Shea Panter. “When our backs were against the wall we did not compete. They shot the ball well outside and we were not willing to step up and defend a shot. Not our best effort this year.”
With Wright out of the picture, the Lady Pioneers still managed to keep it close, only down 3 points at halftime, 28-25. A huge third quarter by the Lady Panthers where they outscored the Lady Pioneers 11-2 put a damper on Warren County’s comeback hopes.
Coach Panter had a chance to use more of her bench in the matchup and eight players posted points. Leading the offense was Megan Patch with 11 points. Three were 3-pointers.
Stone Memorial was deadly from outside the arc, scoring 36 points from dialing long distance. Lady Panther Lexi Hinch scored all her game-high 15 points in 3-point increments.
Other Warren County players to post points were Callie Cathcart and Rachel Johnson both scored 6 points, Anna Bain 5, Rae Ann Hodges 4, and Emily Mikkola, Elsa Eckenrod and Bri Young all scored 2 points apiece.
The Lady Pioneers play again Tuesday, Jan. 24 as they play host to Cumberland County. Game time is 6 p.m.