It took overtime but the Warren County Pioneers beat Stone Memorial 68 to 66, Tuesday night in McMinnville.
The Pioneers owned five-point, 31 to 26 halftime lead. Stone Memorial battled back to knot things up at 42 at the end of the third quarter.
Warren County’s Aiden Cummings hit two free throws with 2.3 seconds to play in regulation to tie the game at 61 and send the game into overtime.
In the extra period CJ Taylor scored five of Warren County’s seven points to propel the Pioneers to the two-point victory.
Warren County had a decisive advantage at the free throw line as they connected on all 15 of their attempts compare to Stone Memorial who hit one out of their three attempts.
Taylor tied for the game high in points with Stone Memorial’s Chris Coudriet. Each player scored 21 points.
D’Lano Spates added 14 points for Warren County and Irving Espinoza added 13 points while Lacedric Cox scored 12.
Zach Street added 17 points for the Panthers while Zach Boyd scored 11.
The win is the fifth in a row for Warren County who improves their regular season record to 15-10, and 4-2 in district play. The Pioneers host Rhea County, Friday night in McMinnville.
The loss drops Stone Memorial to 16-8, 4-2 on the season. The Panthers will play at Cookeville this Friday night.