Pocahontas County Athletes Receive Sports Honors

Charleston, WV – Three Pocahontas County Lady Warrior basketball players were recently recognized for their outstanding seasons. Chloe Bland, Shelby Snead, and Miranda McNabb were given postseason recognition on Tuesday by the West Virginia Sports Writers.

Junior Chloe Bland was named to the First Team Class A Girl’s All-State Team. Bland becomes the second Lady Warrior ever to make first team all-state after she finished the season averaging a double-double of 17.1 points per game [PPG] and 10.6 rebounds per game [RPG]. Bland had a record breaking season as well as she now holds the season record for rebounds with 255 and career rebound record to date with 581.

“I love to rebound,” says Bland, “that’s my main goal in a basketball game. When I broke the record it was an amazing feeling to know that you accomplished something like that early in your career.”

Senior Shelby Snead was selected second team all-state after to putting together an amazing senior season. Snead averaged 12.3 PPG and will leave Pocahontas County High School with the career record for threes with 208, record for threes in a season with 67, and record for threes in a game with 9. This past year Snead became the second only Lady Warrior to score 1000 points in her career joining Jennifer Young with that distinction.

“I didn’t realize I was that close,” says Snead, “until about four games left in the season. I didn’t know my stats for my freshman season so I didn’t realize how close I was.”

Junior Miranda McNabb was named to the honorable mention all-state team. McNabb finished the season with 9.5 PPG and 2.3 blocks per game. Suffering another first round exit in the states, McNabb and the Lady Warriors are already determined to exceed this season’s success and take the program one step further next year.

“My goal,” says McNabb, “is definitely to get past the first round. I know we’ll get down there [Charleston]. I definitely want to get past the first round and make it to Saturday.”

The Pocahontas County Board of Education will recognize Bland, Snead, and McNabb at their next meeting.

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