Tucker girls hold off Williamstown

CHARLESTON – Stephanie Betler and

Amber Evans combined for 45 points

as Tucker County advanced to the

semifinals of the Class A state

tournament with a 61-53 win over

Williamstown Wednesday night at

the Charleston Civic Center.

The Lady Mountain Lions (20-5)

will face No. 1 and four-time

state champion Huntington St.

Joseph at 1 p.m. Friday with the

winner advancing to the title


Betler finished with 24 points,

while Evans added 21 for Tucker

County, which had to hold off a

late run by the Lady

Yellowjackets, who trimmed a 36-19

halftime deficit to two points in

the final quarter. Stephanie

Ambrose added 13 rebounds for the


Williamstown, which was led by

Kenzie Smith with 19 points and

Brooke Cieslewski with 16, ends

the season 14-10.