CHARLESTON - Tucker County's junior forward Stephanie Betler has played well for the Lady Mountain Lions this season and has led her team to a 19-5 record and a 12th straight state tournament appearance.
"Betler has come up big for us this year," Tucker County coach Jim Ambrose said. "She has been a big part of our offense the last seven or eight games this year."
Betler, who is currently leading the team in scoring at 14.3 points per game, has averaged 20 points in the last eight games for the Lady Mountain Lions.
Betler leads the team in assists at 3.8 and is averaging 3.9 rebounds a game for Tucker County.
"Betler has been a big difference maker for us in the late part of the season and through the playoffs," Ambrose said. "Hopefully this will continue for us into the state tournament and for next year."
"She has been a big part of our team offensively and defensively," Ambrose said. 'She is currently one of team leaders and we need her to really step up big for us down in Charleston."
The Mountain Lions played in the late game Wednesday against Williamstown at 9:30 in the first round action of the Class A state tournament.
The victor will play the winner between Huntington St. Joseph and Man Friday at 1 p.m. in semi-final action.
The championship is scheduled for Saturday at noon.