Bruce McKean’s 2011 Playoff Fact Sheet

Dunmore, WV –
2010-11 Class A Pocahontas County Lady Warriors
Basketball Program Fact Sheet for 6th Trip to Charleston and 3rd Straight

#4 seed Pocahontas County vs #5 seed Wheeling Central, 9 PM Wed., March 9, 2011 (2nd meeting in school history – 2002-03 state tournament was first meeting (see details below)

10th Straight Regional Appearance for Pocahontas County!
Trip to States and 3rd straight: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11. PCHS lost (39-40) to Charleston Catholic at states last season (2009-10) in the opening round and to Parkersburg Catholic (40-47) in the 2008-09 opening round. NOTE: PCHS also lost close games in the opening rounds of 2002-03 to Wheeling Central (37-39) and in 2003-04 to Williamstown (43-46). The 2001-02 team lost (21-52) to 7-time state champ Mercer Christian Academy in PCHS’s first ever trip that resulted from a regional upset of Gilmer County, who were ranked #1 or #2 all season and had two 6’5″ players, one a Division I recruit. Gilmer was the WV “A” runners-up the previous year. The last four PCHS trips to states resulted in four losses by an average of 3.25 points per game.

Only two losses in 2010-11 (21-2 record): @ #1 Class AA Summers County @ Summers Co. Tourney (45-82) and vs #2 Class AA Berkeley Springs @ Summers County Tourney (61-74). Berkeley came from one point down in the fourth quarter to beat PCHS; and Pocahontas beat Class AA Frankfort (56-53) at the Pocahontas Classic, and Frankfort was the only team to beat Berkeley Springs this season (twice) until the regional game at Braxton County.

Records broken or tied in 2010-11: Most wins (21); fewest losses in regular season (2) – tie with 1993-94 team; undefeated in home games and in both Potomac Valley Conference and Coalfield Conference games; longest win streak (19) – broke 1993-94 team’s 10 game win streak; won second Potomac Valley Conference night of champions over #7 Tucker County; Coach Tim McClung voted Coalfield Conference Coach of the Year in 2009-10 and Potomac Valley Conference Coach of the Year this season (2010-11) (also in 2005). Chloe Bland broke career rebounding record this season (567 to date); Shelby Snead broke 1000 points this season (2nd girl in PCHS history); Shelby Snead broke Threes in a Game Record with 9 threes; Snead broke the Career (206 threes to date) and Season (68 Threes) PCHS Records last season and has 63 threes this season.

Head Coach Tim McClung (14 years coaching at PCHS) moved up from assistant coach to head coach, and Assistant Coach Kenny Lehman (11 years coaching at PCHS) from freshman coach, both in the 2003-2004 season, so this is the eighth straight regional for the two coaches and their fourth trip to states. Both coaches coached under former head coach John Snyder, who first directed PCHS to states in 2001-02 and 2002-03.

Last season’s PCHS starting point guard, junior Erin White, had to sit out this season when she tore an ACL in a fall homecoming school flag football game. Sophomore Heather Snead has stepped into her starting position this season. The other four starters all return from last season, plus many of the subs. Shoulder injuries sidelined PCHS’s only senior last season, Adrienne Nottingham, pre-season.
The top six scorers (first five are starters):
Jr. Chloe Bland – 17.2 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.6 spg, 1.6 apg & 1.5 bpg – 65% FT (92 of 141) & 110 2FG season & (80 steals season); Sr. Shelby Snead – 12.5 ppg, 2.8tpg, 3.3 rpg, 2.4 spg, 1.7 apg – (62 threes season); Jr. Miranda McNabb – 9.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.7 spg, 2.0 apg, 2.2 bpg – (49 blocks season) – 66% FT; Jr. Lyndsey Barlow – 8.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.0 spg – defensive stopper; So. Heather Snead – 5.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.5 spg – (64 assists season); Jr. Sara Jonese – 5.3 ppg, 1.8 rpg

PCHS Per Game Stats in 2010-11 up to regional game:

67.3 – points per game, 33.1 – rebounds per game, 15 – steals per game
13.9 – assists per game, 7.4 – threes per game, 4.8 – blocks per game
59% – free throw % per game

PCHS All-Staters 2009-10:

Chloe Bland – 2nd Team Captain (as sophomore); Shelby Snead – 3rd Team (as junior); Miranda McNabb – Honorable Mention (as sophomore)

2010-11 All-Pocahontas Co. Tourney (PCHS, Bath Co. VA, Frankfort & Pikeview):

Chloe Bland (junior), Miranda McNabb (junior) and Lindsey Barlow (Grade 11) of PCHS

2010-11 All-Potomac Valley Conf. Team:

Chloe Bland (Grade 11) and Shelby Snead (Grade 12) of PCHS

2010-11 All-Reynolds Oil Classic @ Summers Co (PCHS, Berkeley Springs, Clay Co, Summers):

Chloe Bland (Grade 11) and Shelby Snead (Grade 12) of PCHS

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