More than a scorer

By Joey Kittle

Sports Editor

HAMBLETON – Playing in a program rich in tradition, Amber Evans is the latest to cement her name in the history books at Tucker County High School.

Evans recently became the 21st player (boys and girls) in school history to reach 1,000 career points.

“I was excited about reaching the mark,” the senior guard said. “At the beginning of the season, I wasn’t thinking much about it.

“My goal for the year was to try and help my team win games.”

Evans leads the Lady Mountain Lions in scoring with nearly 16 points per game. She’s also dishing out three assists per outing.

Tucker County is currently 10-4 on the season under first-year coach Jim Ambrose.

“I was happy to see Amber reach that milestone,” Ambrose said. “She really worked hard in the offseason. She’s a great team leader and does more than just score points to help our team win games.”

Evans knows the expectations are always high at Tucker County, which has made the state tournament for eight straight years.

“I was glad to get (scoring 1,000 career points) out of the way early in the season,” Evans said. “We’ve been playing well the last couple of weeks, and my focus is getting into the (postseason), winning games and getting back to Charleston for the state tournament.”

If the weather cooperates, Tucker County is scheduled to host Pocahontas County today in a key Potomac Valley Conference contest. The Lady Mountain Lions lost to the Lady Warriors earlier this season on a late-second shot.

Most of Thursday’s area high school basketball games were postponed due to the weather.

As of presstime on Thursday, the lone game reschedule was the Elkins at Liberty game, which will be played at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.