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WCHS no match for Rhea County
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Seeing Lady Pioneer senior Jessie Newby standing well away from the action when the team’s game began Tuesday night against Rhea County said it all. Without their team leader, it was going to be a long night for the Warren County High School girls basketball team against the visiting Lady Eagles.Playing without Newby, the Lady Pioneers fell 48-25 on Senior Night and continued a six-game losing streak in District 6-AAA play.Warren County (15-12) received the bad news Monday that Newby, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, would miss the rest of the season due to an elbow injury she sustained last week against White County. Newby had already been playing with a foot injury, but the second ailment was too much to overcome for the team’s tenacious post player.Coach Erick Baird decided to suit up Newby one final time as she took the court with fellow seniors Camerie Martin and Lexy Holmes to start Senior Night, but the Lady Pioneers fouled shortly after tip-off to allow Newby to leave the court.Without Newby, and playing with several other players who were banged up and sick, Warren County was no match for the skilled Lady Eagles.