By Chris George
PETERSBURG – The Tucker County Girls’ Basketball team traveled to Petersburg on Tuesday January 3rd for a road game against the Lady Vikings. The Lady Mt. Lions used a strong second half to get the road win by the final score of 56-40.
The first quarter was controlled by Petersburg as they held a 9-6 lead over Tucker County after one quarter. The Lady Mt. Lions responded in the second quarter as they outscored the homestanding Lady Vikings 17-10 to make the halftime score 23-19 Tucker County.
In the third quarter Tucker County outshot Petersburg 13-9 in the quarter to extend the Lady Mt. Lions lead to 36-28 after three quarters. The fourth quarter was also won by Tucker County 21-13 to give the Lady Mt. Lions the road win by the score of 57-41.
The Lady Mt. Lions were led in scoring by Kadie Colebank with 26 points, 25 rebounds and Macy Helmick added 11 points, 5 assists. Ericka Zirk also chipped in with 6 points, 7 rebounds for Tucker County in the win. The Lady Mt. Lions JV team also won 52-27.
GLENVILLE – The Lady Mt. Lions traveled to Gilmer County on Friday January 6th for a game against the Lady Titans. Tucker County got off to a slow start, but a big third quarter allowed the Lady Mt. Lions to pull ahead to collect a 54-40 road win.
The homestanding Lady Titans got off to a hot start as they led 18-6 after one quarter of play. Tucker County then started to chip away at the Gilmer County lead in the second quarter as they outscored the Lady Titans 16-7 in the second to make the halftime score 25-22 Gilmer County.
The Lady Mt. Lions continued to control the game in the third as they took the lead early in the quarter and Tucker County outshot Gilmer County 16-5 in the third to put the score to 39-30 Tucker County after three quarters. The fourth quarter would also belong to the Lady Mt. Lions as they outscored the Lady Titans 16-10 in the final quarter to give Tucker County the road win by the final score of 54-40.
Kadie Colebank led Tucker County with 20 points, 12 rebounds and Brylee Wetzel added 9 points, 4 steals. Ericka Zirk added 8 points, 7 rebounds in the win for the Lady Mt. Lions. Macy Helmick chipped in with 6 points, 7 assists, 5 rebounds and Avery Colebank contributed 6 points for Tucker County. The Lady Mt. Lions JV fell in the first game of the night 49-37.
Tucker County(8-0) will return to action tonight Wednesday January 11th at Tygarts Valley. The JV game will start at 5:45pm with the varsity contest following the JV contest. The Lady Mt. Lions will then travel to Moorefield on Friday January 13th with JV action starting at 6pm. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.