A win over the Cannon County Lady Lions was supposed to be a coming out party for the Warren County High School girls basketball team. It seems the Lady Pioneers may have partied too hard.
Warren County suffered its second straight setback Tuesday night at home against the Tullahoma Lady Wildcats, losing 49-28.
The Lady Pioneers lost 53-31 at Franklin County Saturday, a night after beating one of the best teams in the state.
Coach Erick Baird thought having two games in the span of 24 hours may have sapped the strength of his Lady Pioneers against Franklin County Saturday, but a slow start and lack of offense were the culprits against Tullahoma.
Warren County came in wanting revenge against the Lady Wildcats, but instead Tullahoma pulled off a regular season sweep of the Lady Pioneers.
Tullahoma used a second-half rally to defeat Warren County 40-31 Nov. 30. This time around, it was a quick start by the Lady Wildcats that led to a win.
Kentoria Alexander's two 3-pointers in the first quarter helped Tullahoma start the game on an 11-0 run as the visitors led from start to finish.
Sophomore Brittany Myers, who came off the bench for the first time this season, finally got the Lady Pioneers on the board with a jumper, but Warren County trailed 13-4 after the first quarter.
Megan Dishman tried to get the Lady Pioneer offense rolling with three quick points to start the second period, but Tullahoma countered with streaky outside shooting.
The Lady Wildcats hit four 3-pointers in the quarter, three coming from Erin Layne. With the long-range bombs falling, Tullahoma took a 29-10 lead into halftime.
Myers scored five points in the second half and freshman Saydee Winfree buried a 3-pointer late in the game, but it wasn't enough as the Lady Pioneers lost for the fifth time in seven games after beginning the season 5-1.
Myers led the team with seven points, followed by Dishman with six. Lady Pioneer leading scorer Bri Melton was held scoreless for the first time this season as the sophomore missed all 12 of her shots.
Warren County will be competing in the Sun Drop Romp Christmas tournament this weekend. The girls tournament finals is set for 4:30 p.m. Saturday.