HAMBLETON – The Mt. Lions hosted PVC Rival Moorefield on Friday February 9th. Tucker County got off to a slow start, but picked up the pace in the second and third quarter to get the victory at home on Senior Night by the final score of 56-44.
The visiting Yellowjackets came ready to play as they outpaced the Mt. Lions in the first quarter as Moorefield led after one quarter 16-15. Tucker County fought back in the second quarter, but the game was close as the Mt. Lions edged the Yellowjackets in scoring 10-8 in the second to give Tucker County the 26-23 lead at the half.
The Mt. Lions extended the lead in the third as they outscored Moorefield 18-12 in the period to make the score 44-35 Tucker County after three quarters. The fourth quarter would also belong to the home standing Mt. Lions as they out pointed the visiting Yellowjackets 12-9 to take home the victory by the final score of 56-44.
Jeffrey Snyder led Tucker County with 17 points, 9 rebounds and Alec Cummings added 13 points, 3 assists for the Mt. Lions in the victory. Before the varsity contest Seniors Wesley Snyder, Luke Poling and Brandon Zirk were honored by the Tucker County coaching staff as part of the Senior Night Ceremony.
Tucker County(10-8) will travel to Elkins tonight Wednesday February 14th. The Mt. Lions will then travel to Lincoln on Friday February 16th and then they will travel to Pendleton County on Saturday February 17th. For more info or complete schedules go to TuckerCountySports.Com.