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WCHS season temporarily frozen
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WCHS sophomore Kaden Rutledge, left, is capable of providing firepower from the perimeter for the Pioneers.

A smattering of snow put a freeze on Warren County High School basketball Monday night.

The Pioneers and Lady Pioneers were scheduled to play Coffee County in Manchester, but snow delayed the game until this Thursday, Dec. 3. The games are still scheduled to take place in Manchester with a 6 p.m. start time for the girls.

Both high school basketball teams are off to 3-1 starts. The Pioneers lost their opener but have since won three straight. The only loss for the Lady Pioneers came against DeKalb County.

Pioneer point guard Dee Spates has proven to be a tough guy to stop with the ball in his hands. Typically the quickest player on the court, Spates has shown the ability to dribble past defensive pressure and either pass or shoot when he gets to the lane.

The biggest question mark for the Pioneers as the season progresses will be who can step up and knock down 3-pointers consistently.

The Lady Pioneers have discovered new-found scrappiness under the direction of second-year coach Anthony Lippe. The team can get after it on defense and plays with intensity. It has a nice blend of younger talent mixed with juniors and seniors.

The rescheduling will create games on back-to-back nights if there are no further delays. After playing Coffee County on Thursday, WCHS is scheduled to face Monterey on Friday at Charlie Dalton Gym.

It would mark the third time this season WCHS has played games on two straight nights.