HAMBLETON – The Mt. Lions played the first game of the Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity games doubleheader on Thursday Jan 30th. Tucker County used 20-4 scoring advantage in the second quarter to run by the Tygarts Valley Bulldogs 71-34.
In the first quarter it looked like these teams haven’t played a game in the last 13 days as both teams struggled as the visiting Bulldogs had the lead after the first quarter 11-10. The Mt. Lions came out in the second quarter and picked up the defensive intensity as they forced some turnovers and outscored Tygarts Valley 20-4 in the second quarter to take a 31-15 lead into the half.
The third quarter showed more Tucker County defense as the host team once again exploded for 20 points while holding the Bulldogs to just 8 points and the Mt. Lions led after three 51-23. In the fourth quarter the reserve players finished the game for Tucker County and the home team got the win by the final score of 71-34.
Ian Nichols and Austin Zirk paced the Mt. Lions with 15 points each. Mitchell Mason finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Nichols added 8 rebounds for Tucker County
Tucker County(8-2) will travel to East Hardy tonight Feb 5th and then they will host Southern, MD on Friday Feb 7th and then host Pendleton County Feb 8th. For more sports info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.