Treyton Terry wasn’t going to shy away from the pressure. If anything, the WCMS Pioneer point guard wanted the ball even more.
Terry’s 3-pointer in triple OT proved to be the difference as the Pioneers beat Tullahoma West 39-37.
Warren County (5-2) found itself in a marathon matchup Monday on the road. The game finished regulation knotted at 30-30, with the Pioneers missing the chance to win when Kaden Rutledge’s jumper rimmed out.
Rutledge was lost in the first minute of overtime, fouling out with 11 points. Without its leading scorer, Warren County had to find a way in extra time.
Terry had the team’s second chance to win in the first overtime, but his short jumper was errant at the buzzer. Warren County’s third attempt at a victory went awry in the second overtime with two missed free throws with 1.6 seconds left.
Terry finally put an end to the back-and-forth battle in the third overtime. Terry drilled a 3-pointer in the opening minute, then added a late free throw to seal the victory.
Terry led the Pioneers with 12 points, while Wesley Sherrill scored seven. Collin Panter added five points, including a clutch free throw in the second overtime. Rounding out the scoring was Braylon Grayson with three and JJ Jacobs with one.
Lady Pioneers fall
The WCMS girls team fell 39-19 in Monday’s road matchup with Tullahoma. The loss dropped the Lady Pioneers to 3-4 overall.
Kyra Perkins scored eight points to lead Warren County, followed by Sable Winfree with six. Savannah Winfree and Emeri Cummings added two points apiece, while Bella Bain hit a free throw to round out the scoring.
Warren County will be off the rest of the week before coming back to play Franklin North at home Monday, Dec. 3. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.