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WCMS girls smash South

Hardhats may be required at all Warren County Middle School girls games the rest of the year. The Lady Pioneers are getting pretty good at demolition.

Warren County moved its record to 9-8 Thursday night with a 46-16 thumping of Franklin South. The blowout followed a 44-7 victory over Shelbyville Harris just three days before.

Coach Tara Koran knew her team could grow into a contender as the season progressed. It seems the light has finally come on for the Lady Pioneers.

“These last two games, our girls came in with the mindset that they were going to win,” said Koran. “I’m hoping it will carry over as we finish the regular season against White County.”

Warren County served notice to two conference foes last week, culminating in Thursday’s huge win on the road. Kyra Perkins outscored Franklin South on her own, exploding for 21 points. Perkins had 11 by halftime, when Warren County led 24-10.

Sable Winfree added eight in the victory, one where Koran pulled off a suffocating press in the second half and got each player on the court. 

Paige Sweeton added five points, followed by Kinslee Grissom and Kyleigh Ramsey with four points each. Alexxia Verge and Bella Pennington chipped in two points apiece.

The Lady Pioneers will try to close the season with a win on their home court. Warren County is scheduled to face White County Thursday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.