Tucker County Boys get road wins at East Hardy and Southern

Photo by Becky Moore Kordell Fulton takes the ball to the basket at Southern last Saturday Feb 4th, Tucker County won the game 63-54

BAKER – The Mt. Lions traveled to East Hardy on January 31st for a PVC Conference battle with the Cougars. Tucker County led throughout the contest and picked up the road victory at East Hardy 77-67.

The Mt. Lions got off to a good start and led the game after one quarter of play 21-13. The Cougars fought back in the second quarter as they outscored Tucker County 17-12 in the quarter to cut the Mt. Lions lead to 33-30 at the half.

The third quarter belonged to Tucker County’s Ethan Crosten as he scored 14 points in the quarter to help the Mt. Lions outpace East Hardy 22-16 and make the Tucker County lead 55-46 after three. The fourth quarter would also belong to Crosten as he added another 13 points in the final quarter and Tucker County edged the Cougars in scoring 22-21 to pick up the road win 77-67.

Ethan Crosten scored a career high 41 points for Tucker County and he also collected 7 steals in the game. Kordell Fulton added 14 points for the Mt. Lions and Jakob Cousin pulled down 8 rebounds. The Tucker County JV team won also 55-18.

OAKLAND, MD – Tucker County traveled to Southern, MD last Saturday February 4th. The Mt. Lions trailed by 7 points at the half, but played well in the second half to pick up the big road win 63-54.

Tucker County got off to a slow start and trailed in the contest after one quarter 13-8. The Mt. Lions fought back in the second as they cut into the Rams lead, but they were outscored in the second by a slim 15-13 margin to put the score at 28-21 Southern at the half.

The third quarter would belong to the visiting Mt. Lions as they came out in the third and outpaced the Rams 19-6 to take the lead after three 40-34. Tucker County continued to increase the lead in the fourth as they lead by as many as 13 points. The Mt. Lions controlled the game in the fourth as they had a 23-20 scoring advantage and they made their foul shots down the stretch to pick up the road victory 63-54.

Josh Kincaid led the way for Tucker County with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Kordell Fulton collected 15 points, 4 assists and Ethan Crosten added 13 points, 4 steals, 4 assists. Jakob Cousin chipped in with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 block shots for Tucker County in the win. The Tucker County JV team fell in the first contest 51-33.

Tucker County(10-6) will host Notre Dame on Thursday February 9th for Senior Night. The JV contest will start at 5:45pm with the Varsity game to follow. The Mt. Lions will then travel to Pendleton County on Friday February 10th for a 6:15pm JV start. For more info or complete schedules go to TuckerCountySports.Com.

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