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WCMS, Centertown stay undefeated
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The Warren County Middle School Lady Pioneers and Centertown Lady Warriors made sure their matchup tomorrow night will be a meeting between the two top teams in girls 5-6 grade elementary basketball as each team protected its undefeated record Monday night. Warren County picked up its second victory by defeating the Morrison Lady Eagles 47-17, while Centertown improved to a perfect 3-0 by edging the Eastside Lady Bulldogs 31-21. The Lady Pioneers never trailed against Morrison Monday as Warren County opened the game on a 15-0 run. Shonacye Rutledge scored seven first-quarter points and Megan Patch added six as the Lady Pioneers held the Lady Eagles scoreless in the first quarter. Tyra Wright finally put Morrison on the board with four points in the second quarter, but Ashton Whiles countered by leading the Warren County offense with four points in the period. Rutledge, Emily Mikkola and Maddie Cantrell added baskets as the Lady Pioneers took a 25-4 lead into halftime on their home court. Wright paced the Morrison offense with five points in the third quarter as the Lady Eagles outscored Warren County 9-8, but any thought of a late rally was ended as Patch took over the fourth quarter. The Lady Pioneer guard scored eight points in the final period to lead Warren County to its second double-digit victory of the season. Patch led all scorers with 14 points, followed by Rutledge with 13 and Mikkola with 12. Whiles added four, while Cantrell and Hailey Wood scored two points apiece. Wright scored nine points for the Lady Eagles, who fell to 1-2. Macy Harrell and Addyson Crouch chipped in four points each. Centertown took some time getting warmed up against Eastside Monday, but when the Lady Warriors found the range it was all over for the Lady Bulldogs. After falling behind 4-2 in the first quarter, Centertown outscored Eastside in each of the next three quarters to win by 10. Raliegh Moore was the catalyst on offense for the Lady Warriors as she scored a team-high 10 points. Page Duke added eight, followed by Gracie Self with seven. Beth Vaughn added four and Macie Walker put in two. MaKenna Mason scored 10 points as the Lady Bulldogs remain winless at 0-2. Rounding out the Eastside scoring was Rylie Crawford with five, Grayson Hillis with four and Kyla Baker with two. Tomorrow’s showdown between the Lady Pioneers and Lady Warriors will begin at 6 p.m. at Warren County Middle School. In other elementary action, Morrison will debut its new gym against Irving College and Eastside will look to end its losing streak against Boyd. Both games will begin at 6 p.m.