By Dave Helmick
DUNMORE – The Tucker County Boys’ Basketball team traveled to Pocahontas County on Monday March 22nd. The Mt. Lions pulled away in the second quarter and never looked back as they pick up the road win by the score of 68-40.
The first quarter was competitive as the Mt. Lions held the slim 15-10 lead after one quarter. Tucker County then got their offense going as they outscored the Warriors 20-11 in the second to make the halftime score 35-21 Mt. Lions.
The third quarter was even in scoring at 13-13 to maintain the Tucker County lead 48-34. In the fourth quarter Tucker County pulled further away as the outpaced Pocahontas County 20-6 in the fourth to give the Mt. Lions the win by the final score of 68-40.
The Mt. Lions were led by Levi Bennett and Zack Colebank with 15 points each in the Tucker County road win. Ashton Lycliter added 9 points for Tucker County. Colebank, Lycliter and Gus Mullennex pulled down 7 rebounds each for the Mt. Lions in the win.
HAMBLETON – The Mt. Lions hosted Tygarts Valley on Friday March 26th. Tucker County trailed after one quarter of play, but the Mt. Lions fought back to take the victory over the Bulldogs in overtime 83-76.
The first quarter belonged to the road team as Tygarts Valley led after one 20-16. The Mt. Lions responded in the second as they outscored the Bulldogs 18-11 to make the halftime score 34-31 Tucker County.
Tygarts Valley then fought back in the third quarter as they scored 20 points in the third and held the Mt. Lions to 15 points to give the Bulldogs the slim lead after three quarters 51-49. The fourth quarter went back and forth between the teams with Tucker County outscoring Tygarts Valley 16-14 in the fourth to force overtime as the score was tied 65-65 after a missed three point shot from Tygarts Valley at the end of regulation. The Mt. Lions then controlled overtime as they outshot the Bulldogs in overtime 18-11 to give Tucker County the 83-76 win.
Zack Colebank led all scorers with a career high 32 points and Colebank also collected 18 rebounds in the win. Ashton Lycliter and Trenton Wilfong added 11 points each for Tucker County. Levi Bennett chipped in with 10 points, 6 rebounds for the Mt. Lions and Lycliter collected 6 rebounds for Tucker County as well. The Tucker County JV team picked up the win in the first game of the night by the final score of 74-43.
HAMBLETON – The Tucker County Boys’ played host to Gilmer County on Saturday afternoon March 27th. The Mt. Lions got a big third quarter from their offense to pull away and get the home win over the Titans by the score of 51-42.
Tucker County edged Gilmer County in scoring in the first quarter 11-8. The Mt. Lions extended their lead slightly as they outscored the Titans 13-12 in the second quarter to make the halftime score 24-20 Tucker County.
The third quarter was controlled by the homestanding Mt. Lions as they outpaced Gilmer County 15-7 to give Tucker County a 39-27 lead after three quarters of play. Gilmer County tried to mount a comeback in the fourth, but the Mt. Lions responded to hold off the Titans to get the victory 51-42.
Zack Colebank led Tucker County with 20 points, 11 rebounds and Ashton Lycliter added 14 points, 18 rebounds. The Mt. Lions JV team got the win also over Gilmer County 67-44.
Tucker County (6-2) will return to action on Thursday April 1st at home against Keyser at 5:45pm. The Mt. Lions will then host Pendleton County on Saturday April 3rd at 5:45pm. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.