Pocahontas routs Tygarts Valley, 74-31
Dunmore, WV – The Tygarts Valley Lady Bulldogs traveled to PCHS Tuesday evening to challenge the high-flying Pocahontas Lady Warriors.
Tygarts Valley, led by hard charging senior Chelsea Rush, came into the game with a 6-2 season record. The Lady Warriors entered the game at 10-3, ranked number five in West Virginia in the latest poll.
The Lady Warriors came out on fire in the first period, seizing a 23-5 advantage. PCHS senior Miranda McNabb scored eight of her 14 points in the first frame. The Lady Bulldogs rallied in the second quarter, but trailed by 15 at the half, 36-21.
Pocahontas dominated in the second half and outscored Tygarts by 38-10, making the final 74-31.
Senior Chloe Bland led PCHS with 17 points and fellow senior McNabb added 14 points. Freshman Bobby McNabb connected for 12 points and fellow frosh Tristin Day hit for nine. Senior Heather Snead added seven points. Senior Erin White and junior Olivia Workman both had five assists. Miranda McNabb led the Lady Warriors with 7 rebounds and Bland grabbed six boards.
Midway through the first period, Bland hit a foul shot that tied the Pocahontas school record for girls career points – 1,154 – held by Jennifer Young since 1994. With 3:31 left in the first period, Bland hit a two-pointer to break the school record and sunk 14 more in the game to set the new school mark at 1,171 points.
PCHS improves to 11-3 and occupies first place in the Potomac Valley Conference. TVHS drops to 6-3 and is in fifth place in the 13-team conference.