PCHS fourth period comeback fails, Tucker wins 70-58
Dunmore, WV – Jed Sheets sank 25 points, including four three-pointers, but the PCHS boys basketball team fell to the visiting Tucker County Mountain Lions Wednesday night in Dunmore. The Tucker squad played aggressive defense and only Sheets and Skylar Knisely, with 12 points, hit double digits for Pocahontas.
The Warriors evened their record at 5-5, with 12 games remaining.
Coach Bob Sheets says his roundballers did some things right.
“We shot the ball reasonably well,” he said. “We ended up with 12 threes on the night and that’s kind of what we feature.”
The coach says the team lost the ball too many times.
“Take better care of the basketball,” he said. “We had 13 turnovers on the night and that’s about four more than we really need. We need to keep that in single digits.”
The Warriors have wowed the crowds with their long distance shooting accuracy for much of the season. Sheets says the team needs to play better closer to the basket.
“We still don’t have enough inside game because we only have five field goals inside the arc,” he said. We got Jed [Sheets] going in there with four and then Steve Halterman gets one. We’ve got to get something going to the rim.”
Nearing the halfway point in the season, Sheets says some of his players have exceeded expectations.
“Well, Steve Halterman has really come around this year,” he said. “He’s really doing a nice job. He’s become much more aggressive on the boards. Steve is one of those kids who’s really, as a senior, really stepping up and doing more than he did last year.
“Jesse Taylor’s been a pleasant surprise. He played JV ball last year, but he’s stepping up and getting a lot of boards. Curtis Pyles and Matthew Arbogast – they’re doing a lot with what they’ve got. Neither one of those guys is really very big, but they’re using their quickness to really help us out.”
The Warriors will try to avoid their third loss in a row when they play a rematch with the Greenbrier West Cavaliers Friday night. In their first game of the season at Charmco, the Warriors lost by five, 69-64. The Cavaliers are 6-5 and coming off a 70-54 victory over Nicholas County on Tuesday night.