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Pocahontas County’s Taylor sets career assist mark in win

Photo courtesy of Holly Taylor Pocahontas County’s Alexa Taylor is shown with head coach MIke Kane after breaking the school’s career assist mark on Tuesday night.

MOUNT ZION — Alexa Taylor became Pocahontas County’s all-time career assist leader in a 49-38 win over Calhoun County on Tuesday night.

Taylor dished out six assists on the night to surpass Jennifer Young’s total of 338. She now has 344 during her four-year career.

The Class A, fourth-ranked Lady Warriors outscored the Lady Red Devils, 16-4, in the second quarter after the game was tied at 9-9 after the opening frame.

Pocahontas County led by as many as 10 points in the final period before Calhoun County cut the deficit to five, at 42-37, with 1:54 left in regulation.

The Lady Warriors then closed the game on a 7-1 run.

Laila Calhoun had 19 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the winners.

Kira Bircher added 11 points, seven steals, four assists and five blocks and Charity Warder six points, four boards and three blocked shots.

Josie Montgomery had 13 points and seven caroms for Calhoun County (14-7). Madison Dennis also reached double figures with 10 points.

Pocahontas County (15-4) will host Pendleton County at 7:30 p.m. Monday for its “Pink Out” game.

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