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WCHS wins in Woodbury Classic
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Usually seeing Lauren Wilkinson sitting on the bench in the second half means the Lady Pioneer basketball team is winning big or in serious trouble. Against Sequatchie County Thursday in the Woodbury Thanksgiving Classic, the Lady Pioneers were in serious trouble.With Wilkinson sitting on the bench in the final two minutes after fouling out, Warren County was able to pull out a 33-29 victory behind big efforts from Bree Smith, Camerie Martin, Jessie Newby and Taylor Johnson.Smith and Martin hit four free throws in the final minute to put the Lady Pioneers ahead for good while coach Erick Baird watched nervously from the sideline.Free-throw shooting had been the Achilles’ heel for the Lady Pioneers in a loss to DeKalb County earlier in the week and Warren County had missed 13 free throws against Sequatchie County before Smith stepped to the line with 55.6 seconds to play.The senior guard calmly buried two free throws to make it 31-27. Sequatchie County narrowed the gap back to two with a layup with 43.4 seconds to play, then Warren County had to weather a game-winning shot rimming out before the Lady Pioneers could clinch the game at the charity stripe.Following Sequatchie County cutting the lead to 31-29, Warren County had some problems bringing the ball up court.