HAMBLETON – The Lady Mt. Lions hosted Class “AA” East Fairmont for the season opener on Thursday December 5th. Tucker County came from behind in the fourth quarter to pick up the victory in dramatic fashion by the final score of 50-49.
Tucker County controlled the game early, but the Lady Bees battled back to make the score close after one quarter 16-13. The Lady Mt. Lions faced foul trouble in the second quarter and East Fairmont built a lead. The visitors outscored Tucker County 17-5 in the second to make the halftime score 30-21 East Fairmont.
The first part of the third quarter was controlled by the Lady Bees as the Lady Mt. Lions got further into foul trouble and East Fairmont built a 14 point lead midway through the third.
Tucker County then fought back late in the third to edge East Fairmont in scoring in the third quarter 11-10 to make the score 40-32 Lady Bees. The fourth quarter belonged to the Lady Mt. Lions as Tucker County went on a 11-0 run to start the fourth quarter to take the lead 43-40 with under 4 minutes left in the contest. The game went back and fourth the rest of the game with both teams traded baskets. East Fairmont connected on a three point basket with under 1 minute to play to give the visitors a 49-48 lead. The Lady Mt. Lions then went to their senior Terra Kuhn in the final stages of the game. Kuhn then drove to the basket with under 20 seconds left in the game and the left handed layup fell to make the score 50-49 Tucker County with under 10 seconds left. East Fairmont then passed the ball toward the frontcourt and they called a timeout with 4 seconds left in the game. The Lady Bees then attempted a shot as time expired, but the shot fell short to make the game final 50-49 Tucker County.
Terra Kuhn led Tucker County with 23 points, 15 rebounds, 7 steals and London Hood added 7 points. Kadie Colebank had 6 points, 9 rebounds and Jayden Kuhn chipped in 6 points for Tucker County in the win. The Lady Mt. Lions fell in the JV contest 40-29.
Tucker County(1-0) will travel to Philip-Barbour for a JV/Varsity contest on Thursday December 12th at 5:45pm. For more info go to TuckerCountySports.Com.