Lady Warriors win PVC tourney
The Lady Warriors traveled to Elkins High School on February 12 to face the Tucker County Mountain Lions for a basketball battle to claim the title of Potomac Valley Conference Champions.
With a full gymnasium and many Lady Warrior fans, junior Lyndsey Barlow hit a three and a foul shot to start her team off with the 4-0 lead. The first quarter would wind down with Tucker taking the 11-10 lead with a foul shot. After three late lead changes, the first quarter ended at 15-12 in Tucker's favor.
PCHS junior Miranda McNabb tied the game at 15-15 with a three in the second quarter. The second quarter would be tied at 18-18, and then PCHS scored the last eight points for the 26-18 lead.
Barlow, Bland and McNabb each scored four points in the first quarter. Barlow got four in the second and four more Lady Warriors scored in the second quarter for a 14-3 rout.
Tucker came back strong after the half and took the third quarter 20-13 for the 39-38 lead by PCHS.
Senior Shelby Snead hit a three and a bucket in the third to lead five girls in scoring for PCHS.
The fourth quarter would be tied again at 43-43, 50-50, 52-52 and at regulation end 54-54, throwing the game into a four-minute overtime period. Tucker edged Pocahontas in the fourth by 16-15.
Bland had 10 of her game high 21 points in the fourth and hit six of eight free throws. Barlow, sophomore Heather Snead, Shelby Snead and Bland all hit foul shots in OT to lead PCHS to the 7-2 advantage,sealing the Lady Warriors' victory and 61-56.
Bland finished with 21 points and eight rebounds, Barlow 15 points and McNabb nine points, nine rebounds and four blocks. The Snead sisters and Sara Jonese also scored.
The All-PVC Team was announced after the game as voted on by PVC Coaches.
Shelby Snead and Bland were named for PCHS and Coach Tim McClung was voted PVC Coach of the Year by his fellow coaches.
Prior to the championship game, Senior Shelby Snead won the first Three-Point "Top Gun" Shoot-Out for PCHS with 11 treys to make the finals and 14 threes to win the finals over Casey Lambert, of Pendleton County, who had 12 in the preliminaries and 11 in the finals.
It was a great weekend for Lady Warrior basketball.