Tucker County defense too much for Bulldogs

MILL CREEK – Mitchell Mason scored 18 points to lift Tucker County over Tygarts Valley, 68-40, Friday night in Potomac Valley Conference action.

“It was a learning experience for this young bunch,” TVHS coach Tom Wamsley said. “Our goal is to come out smarter than we were when we went in. We did a lot of things wrong, but we also did a lot of things right.

“We had trouble shooting, but of course the Tucker County defense had a lot to do with that. I just hope this experience makes us better in the long run.”

Derrick Villarico led the Bulldogs in scoring with 18 points. Tyler Shiflett added nine points.

For the Mountain Lions, Austin Zirk contributed 17 points and Ian Nichols scored 11 points.

Tygarts Valley will host Moorefield on Wednesday, while Tucker Counthy will entertain Pocahontas on the same day.