Snyder sparks Tucker

Senior hits for 17 in 52-49 win over EH


BAKER — Tucker County improved its record to 5-10 on the season as three players reached double figures during a 52-49 road win over Potomac Valley Conference rival East Hardy on Thursday night.

“We shot the ball very poorly, and sometimes on the road that happens,” Mountain Lions coach Jim Ambrose said. “We missed layup after layup. But we played well on defense at different times and it was good to just get the win.”

Tucker outscored the Cougars, 13-9, in the first quarter and continued to keep East Hardy at bay with a 30-21 halftime lead.

The Cougars won the third quarter, 13-8, and one upped TCHS, 15-14, in the final frame to come up just three points short at the final horn.

Jeffrey Snyder led all scorers with 17 points, while fellow Mountain Lion teammates Wyatt Betler and Cameron Wamsley hit for 12 and 11, respectively.

East Hardy was paced by Adam Funkhouser with 15 in the scoring column. Cole Swanson inked 10 points.

Tucker County is slated to hit the road again to take on a 12-6 Elkins Tigers team on Saturday.

Junior varsity action is scheduled to tip things off at 5:45 p.m. and a varsity tilt is set to follow at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

East Hardy will face Doddridge County at 6 p.m. today at Salem as part of the WVHIT.