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Tucker Valley girls earn sweep at Philippi

Photo courtesy of Lesley White Macy Helmick, shown during a recent game against Moorefield, had 18 points in Tucker Valley’s varsity win over Philippi on Thursday night.

PHILIPPI – The Tucker Valley girls varsity and junior varsity basketball teams swept Philippi on Thursday night.

The Lady Wildcats claimed the varsity contest, 44-23, as Macy Helmick scored 18 points and Brylee Whetzel added 12.

Addie Hicks, Tabitha Adams and Jayden Moore all netted four apiece and Abby Wilfong finished with two.

Avery Swiger and Avery McDaniel had six points each for the Lady Bulldogs. Caylee Simons chipped in four, Stefanie Barker three and Makayla Gonzales and Gracie Bowen two apiece.

Tucker Valley claimed the JV contest by a score of 31-12 and was led by Olivia Triplett with eight, followed by Makenna Evans with seven, six from Emily Snyder, five from Reagan Herron, three from Maddy Helmick and two from Olivia Williams.

Barker had six points for Philippi, followed by two apiece from Makayla Gribble, Sydney Ayars and Lydia Schiefelbein.

Tucker Valley is slated to entertain Kasson at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Philippi entertains Belington at 1 p.m. today.