Lady Warriors scalp Iaeger, head to State Tournament
Lady Warriorsﾠﾠﾠ 80
Iaegerﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 60
The Region 3, Section 1 champion Lady Warriors (15-6) punched their ticket to the state tournament in Charleston for the second consecutive year with an 80-60 victory over Region 3, Section 2 runner-up Iaeger (18-6) last Wednesday.
The game opened with several ties and lead changes before PCHS started to pull away.
Junior Shelby Snead knocked down three three-pointers in the opening quarter to help lift PCHS to a 23-17 edge.
The Lady Warriors continued to roll in the second quarter as sophomore Chloe Bland connected for eight of the teamﾒs 25 points for a 48-31 halftime lead.
The Cubs attempted to claw their way back into the game with a 25-19 scoring run in the third to cut the deficit to 56-67.
PCHS ended Iaegerﾒs chance at making an appearance in the state tournament in the programﾒs final year with a 13-4 fourth quarter scoring spree.
The Lady Warrior perimeter game proved too much for Iaeger to overcome.
PCHS bombarded the Cubs from beyond the arc hitting 11 three-point baskets on a 52-percent shooting effort
Shelby Snead led the Lady Warriors with a game-high 20 points and four three-point baskets.
Snead currently holds or shares four game, season, and career three-point school records and pushed her record-breaking single-season total three-pointers to 66.
Sophomore Miranda McNabb matched Sneadﾒs team-high four three-pointers en route to recording 18 points.
Bland earned another double-double with a team-high 15 rebounds and 16 points.
Freshman Heather Snead also landed in double-figures in scoring with 12.
Sophomore Erin White dished out a team-high five assists.
Shelby Snead led the PCHS defensive attack with three steals.
The fifth-seeded Lady Warriors will next face fourth-seeded Charleston Catholic (12-12) in quarterfinal action of the state tournament Thursday at 9 p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center.
PCHS will look to improve upon last yearﾒs 40-47 quarterfinal loss to Parkersburg Catholic.
The Irish fell in last yearﾒs finals to St. Joseph 53-63.
PC- 17(11) 13-18 80: S. Snead 20, McNabb 18, Bland 16, H. Snead 12, Barlow 8, White 6
I- 22(2) 10-14 60: McClanahan 14, Gibson 13, Carlan 13, Roberts 12, Justus 6, Dobbs 2
Region 3 Results*
G1: Pocahontas County 80, Iaeger 60
G2: Meadow Bridge 53, Valley Fayette 40
* Winners advance to the state tournament in Charleston.
West Virginia Basketball State Tournament
Class A Girls Pairings and Schedule
Thursday, March 11
G1: #3 Tucker County (14-3) vs. #6 Trinity (19-3), 9:30 a.m.
G2: #2 St. Marys (22-1) vs. #7 Wheeling Central (12-12), 1:00 p.m.
G3: #1 St. Joseph (19-5) vs. #8 Meadow Bridge (12-9), 5:30 p.m.
G4: #4 Charleston Catholic (12-11) vs. #5 Pocahontas County (15-6), 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 12
G5: G1 winner vs. G2 winner, 11:15 a.m.
G6: G3 winner vs. G4 winner, 7:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 13
G7: G5 winner vs. G6 winner, 2:30 p.m.
Warriorsﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 68
Richwoodﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 58
The tenth-ranked Warriors (10-6) opened up postseason play with a 68-58 win over visiting Richwood (2-10) last Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Region 3, Section 1 tournament.
PCHS hit five three pointers on seven attempts to grab a commanding 23-5 first quarter lead.
The Lumberjacks retaliated with a 17-9 run in the second to chop the Warrior lead to 32-22 at the break.
PCHS stretched the lead to 45-30 heading into the final frame.
The Warriors hung on for the win despite being outscored 23-28 in the final minutes to advance to the semifinals.
Senior Jerry Simonin fired in a team-high 25 points, including four three-pointers, for PCHS.
Classmate Jimmy Wiley added 19 points and dished out a team-high four assists.
Sophomore Jed Sheets chipped in 13 points and tallied a team-high three steals.
Junior Tanner Graham grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.
PC- 13(9) 15-18 68: Simonin 25, Wiley 19, Sheets 13, Jonese 7, Graham 4
R- 19(4) 8-13 58: McPherson 28, Rogers 13, Bard 10, Horton 6, Smallwood 1
Warriorsﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 61
Midland Trailﾠﾠﾠ 62
The Warriors suffered a heartbreaking 61-62 loss at sixth-ranked Midland Trail (12-5) in the Region 3, Section 1 finals last Thursday to finish the season 10-7.
PCHS quickly established a 20-12 first quarter lead and continued to fend off the Patriots for a 34-25 halftime edge.
Seniors Jimmy Wiley and Jerry Simonin fired in 15 points each to pace the Warrior offense in the first half.
Midland Trail slowly chipped into the PCHS lead with a 17-14 scoring run in the third to trail by only six, 42-48.
The Patriots continued to assault the Warriors and finally grabbed the lead, 51-50, with just over five minutes remaining.
PCHS responded with a vengeance and once again surged ahead.
Midland Trail refused to go down lightly and led 60-59 with just under a minute left.
Wiley gave the Warriors a 61-60 edge on a 15-footer with 30 seconds remaining in the contest.
Trailﾒs Joey Fox grabbed an offensive rebound and sank the game-winning shot with 10 seconds left on the clock to clinch Midland Trailﾒs spot in the Region 3, Section 1 finals against Fayetteville.
Wiley concluded a stellar career with a game-high 30 points and a team-high six steals for the Warriors.
Simonin finished with 18 points and led the PCHS outside attack with three three-pointers.
Sophomore Jed Sheets dished out a team-high five assists and chipped in nine points.
Junior Lakota Jonese grabbed a team-high four rebounds.
PC- 17(6) 9-9 61: Wiley 30, Simonin 18, Sheets 9, Graham 2, Jonese 2
MT- 23(4) 4-9 62: Fox 20, Minter 16, Deskins 10, Burdette 7, Carte 5, Sparks 4
Region 3, Section 1 Results
G1: Valley Fayette 71, Mount Hope 68
G2: Richwood 58, Pocahontas County 68
G3: Valley Fayette 49, Fayetteville 56
G4: Pocahontas County 61, Midland Trail 62
G5: Fayetteville 39, Midland Trail 43
Region 3, Section 2 Results
G1: Big Creek 40, Montcalm 45
G2: Greater Beckley Christian 67, Mercer Christian 30
G3: Montcalm 40, Meadow Bridge 52
G4: Greater Beckley Christian 39, Iaeger 42
G5: Meadow Bridge 45, Iaeger 33
Region 3 Pairings and Schedule*
Wednesday, March 10
G1: Iaegar at Midland Trail, 7 p.m.
G2: Fayetteville at Meadow Bridge, 7
* Winners advance to the state tournament in Charleston.