Lady Warrior Roundballers Receive All-State Recognition

Dunmore, West Virginia – Chloe Bland, Miranda McNabb, Heather Snead and Tristin Day named all-state in basketball

Bland and McNabb named all-state for third straight year

The West Virginia Sports Writers Association released their girls Class A all-state basketball team this week, and the four high scorers on the Pocahontas County Girls Basketball Team, who accounted for just over 69% of the total scoring this season, were selected for the honor. Only three of the eight girls selected for first team honors this year are seniors, and only two of the three, Chloe Bland of PCHS and Liz Flowers of Williamstown are repeats from the 2011 first team. The third senior first team pick is Trinity Christian’s Tara Neely. Sophomore Mychal Johnson of St. Joseph was named captain of the first team, and sophomore teammate Griffin Dempsey, who scored 52 points versus Charleston Catholic, was also a first team honoree. The three juniors on first team are Audra Clark of St. Marys, also a repeat first-team pick, Emily Bucon of Wheeling Central and Leah Hughes of Parkersburg Catholic. Bland was the second team captain her sophomore season. Bland, Flowers and Clark attend public schools, and the other five picks attend private schools.

Senior Miranda McNabb, like Bland, was also picked all-state for her third straight time, and Miranda moved up from honorable mention the past two seasons to third-team honors this year. Junior Heather Snead and freshman Tristin Day both received honorable mention honors for the first time.

Bland ends her career holding the following school records: game points – 38, season points – 502, career points – 1408, season rebounds – 255 and career rebounds – 830. The career scoring and rebounding records both broke the boys records also. McNabb and Day tied the game threes in a quarter record of four threes this season and share the record with Kristi Kane, Kim McLaughlin, Alison Flegel, Christin Shinaberry, Jaenna Burns and Shelby Snead. McNabb came within two blocks of tying Mindy Sharp’s career blocks record of 163 blocks earned from 2003-2006.

Bland and McNabb are the first two Lady Warriors to see action in four straight state basketball tournaments. Bland will play her college ball at West Virginia Wesleyan, and McNabb will play at Alderson Broaddus. Coaches Tim McClung and Kenny Lehman are both appreciative of the respect that their program now receives from coaches and sportswriters around West Virginia and for the team effort it takes to receive such honors. Class A now has 48 schools for the 2012-2013 season, and five Class AA schools Greenbrier West, Magnolia, Sherman, Tyler Consolidated and Tug Valley have been moved to Class A. Although none of the five made it to the girls basketball state tournament this year, most of these schools have been very successful in sports year after year. Congratulations to the Lady Warriors on another record-breaking season.

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