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Jacob Dodd photo Caden Beaty looks to get a shot over the Sparta defense during Thursday's home win. Beaty scored 17 points to help Warren County defeat Sparta 39-21.

The WCMS 7-8 grade Pioneers took the show on the road Friday, meeting up with the Saints and at high noon in DeKalb County at the Mike Braswell gymnasium for a rare day game.
Warren County was able to prevail 44-36, earning its second win in as many days.
Consistency and teamwork were the keys in Warren County’s win over the DeKalb Saints Friday. Leading by 10 points at the half, the Pioneers went toe-to-toe with the Saints in the final two quarters, never giving the Saints a shot at reducing the deficit.
It was 10-points earned at the charity stripe which were a significant statistic in the contest as Warren County shot 13-for-19 from the line for 63 percent compared to DeKalb’s 5-of-9 for 56.

The Pioneers distributed the basketball well, and when they didn’t get through the paint, Asher Wallace hit for a game-high 14 points, dialing long distance for 12 of them.
Caden Beaty broke double digits with 10 points in the game, Eli Kuykendall 8, Kendrick Cox 7, Hudson O’Conner 3 and Chance Hunter was good for 2 points.

Conner Close was the high scorer for DeKalb with 11 total points in the contest.
In Thursday's action, the Pioneers faced Sparta at home. Warren County was able to power its way to a 39-21 victory over the Warriors.

Beaty was the driving force during Thursday's home win, getting hot early on his way to a game-high 17 points. Beaty scored seven in the first quarter, helping Warren County to an early 12-5 advantage.

Wallace provided most of the Pioneer offense in the second quarter on one shot. Wallace's 3-pointer helped give Warren County a 17-12 lead going into the locker room.
The Pioneers began pulling away in the third quarter, getting a 3-pointer from Trevor Wanamaker and four more points from Beaty in the period. By the time the fourth quarter began, Warren County had pulled ahead 27-18.

Hunter helped carry the Pioneers home, scoring four of his seven points in the fourth quarter. Wallace, who also finished with seven points, added two free throws as Warren County helped extend its winning streak. With the win over Sparta, followed by Friday's victory over the Saints, the Pioneers have won three straight to improve to 7-4.

Wanamaker finished with 5 points in Thursday's home win, while Kuykendall scored 3. Warren County will be back in action Monday with a road game against Franklin South.