The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers closed out the high school basketball regular season Monday night, with a girls’ victory and a heartbreaking boys’ loss. The Lady Pioneers topped Franklin County, 57-43, in District 6-4A action, to clinch second place and the #2 seed for next week’s District Tournament. Meanwhile, the Pioneers surrendered a 44-43 nail-biter to clinch third place in the boys’ standings. The Lady Pioneers finish 22-6 overall and 6-3 in the district, while the Pioneers wrap up 10-15 and 2-7 in the district. The Coffee County Lady Red Raiders (24-3, 8-0) have won the girls’ Regular Season Championship, while the Franklin County Rebels (16-9, 7-1) won the boys’ side of the district.
Meanwhile, the Van Buren County Eagles (15-9, 5-0) didn’t even have to take the court to pick up a pair of wins in District 6-1A on Monday. The Richard Hardy Memorial Hawks canceled the remainder of their basketball season on Monday, giving the Eagles two forfeit wins. Van Buren County will host South Pittsburg (9-10, 4-1) for the Regular Season Championship on Friday.
The Lady Eagles, meanwhile, routed Hardy in girls’ play, 71-30. Van Buren County (12-9, 2-2) will host the Lady Hawks on Thursday night, then welcome South Pittsburg in the district finale on Friday, in a game that will likely determine second place in the final standings. Whitwell has clinched the District 6-1A girls’ Regular Season Championship.