Lady Mountain Lions best Vikings to halt losing skid

Kuhn nets double-double in 63-54 win for Tucker

The Inter-Mountain photo by Stephanie Murphy Freshman London Hood drives to the basket against Petersburg defender Carley Turner on Friday night.

HAMBLETON — Class A, No. 10 Tucker County ended a three-game losing streak by coming from behind and then besting Petersburg by way of a 63-54 verdict Friday night at home.

Trailing 16-12 after the first stanza, the Lady Mountain Lions put up a last-second bucket to knot things up at 29-all for the intermission tally in a game that only saw three lead changes on the mountain.

Tucker never trailed again, however, after scoring the first two points of the third quarter and eventually outscoring Petersburg, 18-11, in the frame to build a 47-40 advantage entering the fourth quarter.

Outshooting the visitors again in the fourth canto, TCHS banked a 16-14 insurance effort to secure the winning result.

“The kids played well and they played a lot better in the second half,” Mountain Lions coach Dave Helmick said. “The team played hard with a lot of effort to get the win.

“At one time we had four starters on the bench in foul trouble. I really thought it was a good team effort. Everybody came in and played well.”

Terra Kuhn paced the black and gold with a double-double count of 15 rebounds and 12 points.

Aliya Plum inked 11 points and seven caroms, while Mckinley Murphy nabbed 13 points and four assists.

Kelcee James recorded seven boards, four steals and four assists, Riley Evans added 10 points and London Hood five assists.

Petersburg was led by sophomore Jenna Burgess with a game-high 24 points after going 13 of 16 at the charity stripe.

Burgess accounted for 17 of Petersburg’s first-half points to give the Vikings an early spark.

Tucker County improved to 12-6 and will entertain Class AA, No. 6 Frankfort on Monday, while Petersburg (11-8) is slated to host Moorefield on Wednesday.