After getting off to slow starts, both WCMS varsity basketball teams have found their groove.
The Lady Pioneers stretched their winning streak to five games Monday with a 50-39 road victory over Tullahoma East, while the Pioneers drubbed the Panthers 53-33 for their fourth win in a row.
“We didn’t play our best, but we got the victory,” said Lady Pioneer coach Tara Koran, who saw her team improve to 5-2.
The Lady Pioneers have been reliant on the outside shot this year, but Alexxia Verge gave the team an inside presence against the Lady Panthers. Verge scored a season-high 12 points Monday, while also controlling the backboards and patrolling the paint defensively.
Hailey Simpson and Paige Sweeton continued their sweet shooting, connecting on five 3-pointers while combining for 23 points. Sweeton finished with 12, while Simpson had 11.
Sable Winfree played a solid all-around game, chipping in several assists and steals while finishing with 10 points.
Bella Pennington added three points while Sydney Matthews scored four.
The Pioneers are starting to find their rhythm as players are all getting on the court together. Monday’s leading scorers Isaiah Cummings (15 points) and Treyton Terry (14 points) have only been active together for two of the team’s four wins during the streak, but both have been blowouts.
Warren County (5-2) beat Franklin North 63-36 last Friday before Monday’s 20-point win.
Baylor Melton continued his steady play in the post, scoring 10 points. Alex van Vuuren, Dyson Elam and Jonathan Lara added four points each while Donathan Lewis scored two.
The 7-8 grade teams will be back at home Thursday for a matchup with Coffee County. Action will begin at 6 p.m.