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Mountain Lions Improve to 5-0; Tucker Girls Win, Lady Tigers Fall

December 24, 2007
Staff Reports

MARIETTA, Oh. — Class A, No. 2 ranked Tucker County remained unbeaten on the season after defeating Marietta (Oh.) 62-57 Saturday in non-conference action.

Eric Wamsley had a strong showing for the Mountain Lions (5-0), firing in a game-high 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds.

L.J. Gravelle followed with 14 points and 12 caroms for Tucker County, which trailed 30-28 at intermission. The Mountain Lions outscored Marietta 20-16 in the third stanza to take a 48-46 lead into the final quarter.

Darius Dillard added nine points for Tucker County, while Justin Crosten hit for six.

Cole Biehl scored 13 points to lead Marietta.

The Mountain Lions will face Elkins Thursday in opening round action of the Elkins Mountain Classic at Richard P. Simmons Memorial Gymnasium.

The two teams are set to square off at 7:30 p.m.


Tucker County 58, Preston 55

KINGWOOD — Stephanie Bennett scored 20 points and Anna Hebb recorded a double-double to lead Tucker County to a 58-55 overtime win over Preston Saturday night in non-conference action.

Hebb tallied 16 points and pulled down 16 rebounds as the Lady Mountain Lions improved to 4-1 on the season.

Caroline Bennett chipped in eight points for Tucker County, while Lyndsey Nestor hit for seven. Caitlin Martin scored 31 points for the Lady Knights (4-2).

The Lady Mountain Lions will face Elkins in opening round action of the Elkins Mountain Classic on Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

George Washington 73,

Elkins 59

CHARLESTON — Anita Davis scored 23 points to lead George Washington to a 73-59 win over Elkins Friday in non-conference action.

Megan Sommerville added 15 points for the Lady Patriots (3-2), who led 41-29 at the half and 57-43 after three quarters.

Megan Warner scored 12 points for the Lady Tigers (1-3), while Morgan Johnson finished with 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Elly Schumacher added eight points, five rebounds and three assists for Elkins. Janel Kalar chipped in six points, six rebounds and six assists.

“Overall we played a real good game, except for the last minute and a half of the second quarter,” said Elkins coach Nancy Lewis. “We played very well as a team and did a good job on the boards.”

The Lady Tigers will play Tucker County in opening round action of the Elkins Mountain Classic on Thursday.



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