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WCMS wins big
Photo courtesy of Painted Barn Media Dylan Stepp drained a 3-pointer in Monday's big win for WCMS. The Pioneers beat Tullahoma East 52-33.

Isaiah Cummings made sure his last game at WCMS would be a memorable one.

Cummings scored 22 points on eighth-grade night to lead the Pioneers to a 52-33 win over Tullahoma East.

Treyton Terry added 11 points while Dyson Elam and Jonathan Lara each scored six points each as the Pioneers continued their march toward a Central Tennessee Conference crown. Warren County will be the host school for next week’s CTC tournament, which will be played at Charlie Dalton Gym.

If Monday’s matchup was any indication, the Pioneers, who will be the No. 2 seed, are ready for the postseason.

Cummings is already known as one of the top scorers in the CTC, but it was the Pioneer defense which took a starring role in the first half. Warren County shut down Tullahoma in the second quarter, taking away any airspace for open shots and blanketing the boards.

The Panthers were held scoreless in the second quarter, allowing the Pioneers to build a 34-12 advantage. Cummings had 12 points in the first half, matching the visitors’ output on his own.

Cummings continued his onslaught in the third quarter, getting loose for a trio of layups as the lead continued to swell. Easton West added a bucket in the period, while Terry drained a 3-pointer during the spurt.

Dylan Stepp helped put the exclamation point on the victory, drilling a late 3-pointer in the blowout.

Alex van Vuuren, one of the eight eighth-graders honored Monday, finished with two points.