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One win from state
Pioneers to hit road for sectional game Monday
WCHS cheerleaders Lydia White, top, and Emily Wilcher cheer on the WCHS basketball team Tuesday night at Charlie Dalton Gym.
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Aiden Cummings, shown in previous action, scored 12 points Thursday night in Cleveland in the region tournament championship game. - photo by Brad Durham

On the bad side, the WCHS boys basketball team didn't play its best Thursday night in the region championship game in Cleveland.

On the good side, the Pioneers are just one win away from a state tournament berth, which would be a first for a WCHS boys basketball team.

Coming off an emotional come-from-behind win at home Tuesday night, Warren County could never find its groove in Cleveland, falling to the Blue Raiders, 73-44.

Pioneer seniors Dee Spates and Aiden Cummings led the team with 12 points each.

C.J. Taylor, who does it all for the Pioneers, was saddled with foul trouble. C.J. fouled out with 6:43 left in the fourth after scoring 4 points. 

Spates, Cummings, C.J. Taylor and Kaden Rutledge were all named to the all-region tournament team.

The loss means Warren County will have to be on the road for its sectional matchup. That game will against the winner of the Blackman and Siegel game, which will be played Friday night. The loser of that game will have to travel to Cleveland.

The sharp-shooting Blue Raiders began to take control of the region championship game as the second quarter progressed. Cleveland was up 29-20 at the half.