Lady Mountain Lions roll in victory over Pendleton

Tucker will face MHS for sectional title on Saturday

The Inter-Mountain photo by Stephanie Murphy Tucker County’s Kelcee James battles Pendleton County’s Claire Heavner for a loose rebound on Thursday night.

HAMBLETON — Class A, No. 5 Tucker County cruised to a 66-25 win over Potomac Valley Conference foe Pendleton County on Thursday night in advancing the Region II, Section 2 championship game once more.

The Lady Mountain Lions (15-6) are slated to take on Moorefield Saturday in a title tilt being hosted at Petersburg High School. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m.

Tucker County popped out to a 15-8 lead in the first canto on Thursday night, and swelled the advantage out to 36-12 by the half on the mountain.

A 55-16 cushion heading into the final frame kept the final decision on a roll for TCHS.

Riley Evans led all scorers with 14 points for the black and gold.

Senior Mckinley Murphy rounded up nine markers, eight assists and four thefts for the winners, while Katie Surguy hit for nine in the scoring column, Terra Kuhn wrangled in eight points, eight caroms and five steals and London Hood pitched in with eight markers.

Pendleton County junior Katelyn Scott paced the visitors with nine points, while senior teammate Claire Heavner added eight.

Pendleton County bowed out of the 2018-19 campaign with a final record of 10-11.