Tucker gets back in the win column

Mountain Lions coast by visiting Warriors, 66-51

HAMBLETON — Four players reach double digits as Tucker County claimed a 66-51 victory over Pocahontas County on Friday night.

Senior guard Cameron Wamsley nearly put up a triple-double for the black and gold with 14 boards, 12 points and eight assists.

“The team rallied and picked up our second ‘W’,” TCHS coach Jim Ambrose said. “Cameron Wamsley played really well for us (tonight). I think our earlier tough schedule has helped his and other player’s improvements a lot at this point.

“We’re just going to keep plugging away while we have three good practices before going to Moorefield next week. We’re going to go hard on Monday and Tuesday, and have another good practice on Wednesday.”

First-half matters between the familiar foes was close, with Tucker being up 19-14 after the first and still leading, 37-31, at the intermission break.

With a 16-6 win in the third period, the Mountain Lions created enough separation to overcome a 14-13 loss in the fourth while still scooting out a 15-point win. Tucker’s biggest lead was by 20 points (64-44) late in the game.

Jeffrey Snyder just missed a double-double with 18 points and nine caroms, while knocking down 6 of 8 from the line. Corrick Ambrose netted 14 points, while Wyatt Betler helped put a total of four players in double-digit scoring for TCHS with his 12 in the scoring column. Rudy Pennington popped off the bench with five points for the hosts.

Elijah Roberston paced Pocahontas County with 13 points, while Jacob Jones contributed 10.

Tucker County is slated to be at Moorefield (2-7) on Thursday for a Potomac Valley Conference clash at the Hive.

Pocahontas County (1-8) is to visit Webster County on Tuesday evening for its next contest.