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Tucker Valley holds off Hornets

Elkins captures 51-34 victory in JV contest

The Inter-Mountain photo by Joey Kittle Elkins Middle School’s Isaiah Merritt (15) attempts to drive past Tucker Valley defender Isaac Channel (1) Thursday night in middle school varsity action at EMS gymnasium. The Wildcats earned a 53-46 victory to remain undefeated on the season.

ELKINS — Ashton Lycliter tossed in 22 points as Tucker Valley held off Elkins Middle School, 53-46, Thursday night in varsity play.

In front of a capacity crowd inside EMS gymnasium, the Wildcats stayed undefeated on the season.

The Hornets (11-5) were led by Brock Holland with 15 points, followed by Griffin Boggs with 12.

EMS (13-1) took the JV tilt by a score of 51-34 as Riley Rider netted 19 points and Aiden Lambert 17.

Xander Lambert led Tucker Valley with 10.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Blake Elkins Middle School’s Riley Rider gets out on the break during Thursday night’s junior varsity contest against Tucker Valley. Also shown is the Hornets’ Aiden Lambert, left, and Jackson Drennen, right. The Hornets won the game, 51-34, to improve to 13-1 on the season.

Elkins will remain home today to face Philippi. JV action will begin at 6 p.m.

Tucker Valley will visit East Hardy Early on Monday.

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