The WCMS Lady Pioneers dominated the Tullahoma East Lady Panthers from beginning to end. The Lady Pioneers outhustled and outran Tullahoma East and handed the Lady Panthers a convincing 58-11 loss.
The WCMS defense didn’t allow a single point in the second half.
Savannah Cox led WCMS and scored a game-high 15 points with 12 of those coming in the first half. Alora Stuart picked up the slack in the second half and she finished just behind Cox with 14.
Every single player on the roster made it into the scorebook for the Lady Pioneers. Tullahoma East did not have an answers for the WCMS offense.
It was off to the races in the first quarter for WCMS. Cox and Stuart combined for 10 of the Lady Pioneers first 15 points. The pair worked inside and out and WCMS started off hot. Hallie Pennington took aim and fired a shot right on target for the Lady Pioneers and her first three points of the game. Kinsley Lorance added two before the end of the quarter.
It was a long first quarter for Tullahoma East and the only shot that didn’t come from the charity stripe was by Eden Rainey. The other three points came from Lizzie Lawson. Lawson shot 3-of-6 from the free-throw line.
The second quarter was a mirror image of the first. Cox matched her first-quarter point total and added another six points. A host of Lady Pioneers got on the scoreboard before the half. Annaston McBride and Samantha Jennings knocked down a short jumper and a pair of free throws.
For Tullahoma East again it was Lawson who added four more points to her total. Megan Prosser added two before the end of the first half. Tullahoma East could not get any open looks and went into the half down 31-11.
WCMS had its biggest scoring total in the third. Stuart heated back up in the third. She added eight points in the paint and controlled the glass. Isabel Villegas scored her only four points in the third. Bri Young and Kamryn Knowlin combined for four more Lady Pioneer points.
The Lady Pioneer defense blanked Tullahoma East. The Lady Panthers were spent and no matter what they attempted it was denied by the WCMS defense.
The final period was also controlled by WCMS, even though the offense had slowed down from the previous three quarters. The Lady Pioneers scored six points in the final period and for the second straight time the Lady Panthers were blanked. Not a single shot fell the entire second half and Tullahoma was defeated by a final score of 58-11.
The next opponent for WCMS is Dec. 10 in White County. The Lady Pioneers will be back in town Dec. 14 versus Coffee County with a game time scheduled for 6 p.m.
LADY PIONEER SCORING – Savannah Cox 15, Alora Stuart 14, Kinsley Lorance 6, Halle Pennington 5, Nautica Brown 4, Isabel Villegas 4, Bri Young 4, Annaston McBride 2, Samantha Jennings 2
LADY PANTHER SCORING – Lizzie Lawson 7, Eden Rainey 2, Meghan Prosser 2