HAMBLETON – The Mt. Lions hosted Class “AAA” Preston on Tuesday January 8th. Tucker County led early by as many as 9 points, but the Knights rallied back to get the win over the home team by the final score of 74-56.
Tucker County came out motivated to start the game as the Mt. Lions led throughout the first quarter and led after one 18-12. The home team built a 9 point lead midway through the second quarter, but the Knights battled back and outscored the Mt. Lions 22-13 in the quarter to take a 34-31 lead at the half.
The third quarter started with 2 points for Tucker County to cut the Preston lead to 1 point, but the Mt. Lions would get no closer as Preston outshot Tucker County 25-8 in the third to make the score 59-39 after three. The fourth quarter started with Tucker County making a run, but Preston responded with a run of their own to put the game out of reach. The Mt. Lions outscored the Knights 17-15 in the fourth to make the final score 74-56 Preston.
HAMBLETON – The Tucker County Boys’ Basketball team hosted Pocahontas County on Friday January 11th. The Mt. Lions led early and Tucker County cruised to a 66-51 win over the visiting Warriors.
Tucker County got off to a good start as they led after one quarter of play 19-14. The second quarter was play pretty even as the Mt. Lions outscored Pocahontas County 18-17 to make the halftime score 37-31 Tucker County.
In the third quarter the homestanding Mt. Lions pulled away as Tucker County outshot the Warriors 16-6 to push the Mt. Lions lead to 53-37 after three quarters. Tucker County finished off the game in the fourth quarter as they led by as many as 20 points before they went to the bench with reserve players and the Mt. Lions got the win over Pocahontas County 66-51.
Jeffrey Snyder scored 18 points for Tucker County and pulled down 9 rebounds. Corrick Ambrose chipped in with 14 points and Wyatt Betler added 12 points. Cameron Wamsley nearly had a triple double for Tucker County as Wamsley scored 12 points collected 14 rebounds and dished out 8 assists.
Tucker County(2-8) will travel to East Hardy on Thursday January 17th and then the Mt. Lions will play at Pendleton County on Saturday January 19th. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.