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WCMS outbattled by Warriors
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Pioneer Jerry Mrema, shown in a previous game, is quick to the rim on offense. Mrema got through the aggressive Warrior defense for two points in Thursday nights contest in Sparta.

Everything went according to plan in the first quarter between the WCMS Pioneers and the White County Middle School Warriors. In the second quarter the Pioneer defense broke down and the Warriors capitalized in a big way.
The Warriors defeated the Pioneers in Sparta on Thursday night by a final score of 34-27.
Brady Lawson for the Warriors led all scorers with a game-high 12 points. For the Pioneers, Eli Jones and Micah Webster shared the scoring load with nine points each.
WCMS executed its offense to perfection and minutes into the game Webster got the ball inside and drew contact. The shot dropped and Webster completed a three-point play for Warren County.
Jones then led the Pioneer offense and he buried a pair of 3-point shots. The two combined for the Pioneers’ nine, first-quarter points. After a dismal offensive quarter, the Warriors trailed 9-3.
The Warriors went on the warpath and found their rhythm in the second. Kegan Dodson fired from behind the arch and hit. The Pioneer defense was forced to spread the floor and allowed White County to go inside. Brady Lawson went to work and connected twice from short range and twice from the free-throw line.
A six-point lead for Warren County did not last through the second quarter and White County’s defense went to work. Intense pressure on the ball denied anything inside for the Pioneers. Webster slipped free and dropped in two points in the second.
Carter Mansfield hit 2-of-4 from the charity stripe and by the half White County claimed a one-point lead, 16-15.
In the second half a battle ensued and each team swapped blows. The pressure on the ball was intense at both ends. For White County, Dustin Guy drained a 3-point shot for his first three points of the game. Austin Burchett added four points to his 11-point total.
Jones got free and shot down his third 3-point basket and helped keep the Pioneers close. Jerry Mrema and Mansfield combined for another four points. WCMS trailed by two after the most intense quarter so far.
The wheels rolled off the offense in the final quarter for the Pioneers. Webster tried and despite his best effort he alone could not fend off the hard charge of the Warriors. He scored the final four points for Warren County, two inside and two from the free-throw line.
At the final buzzer, the Warriors defeated the Pioneers, 34-27.
WARRIOR SCORING – Brady Lawson 12, Austin Burchett 11, Kegan Dodson 4, Dustin Guy 4, Trey Crockett 2, Justin Jones 1
PIONEER SCORING – Eli Jones 9, Micah Webster 9, Carter Mansfield 4, Jacob Lann 3, Jerry Mrema 2