Warriors Boys Basketball Begins Post-season Play
Dunmore, WV – The Moorefield Yellowjackets are ranked number-five in West Virginia, but narrowly escaped Warrior Coliseum with a five point victory Friday night. The Warriors rallied from a 13-point deficit to take a three point lead midway through the fourth period, but the Jackets surged ahead for a 60-55 victory.
Jed Sheets led all scorers with 28 points. Steve Halterman scored 12 on four three-pointers and Dillon Kelley added six for the Warriors. Adam Snyder led the Jackets with 15 points.
PCHS Coach Bob Sheets said he was proud of his team’s effort, especially in the second half.
“Emotionally, we gave a lot,” he said. “The kids played with a lot of passion on the floor. I’m not happy with the outcome. We were right there. They listened to me at halftime. We talked about playing harder and we did. We stepped up in the second half and got the ball to the rim.”
“I’m proud of the effort. We finished, on the year, 12-10, and we’re looking ahead to the tournament.”
The Warriors finished their regular season at 12-10 and ranked number 18 out of 43 single-A teams in the state. The PCHS boys start post-season play Tuesday night at Warrior Coliseum, in a first-round sectional game against the Valley-Fayette Greyhounds.
The Greyhounds sport a 7-15 record and are ranked number 28 in the state. Valley-Fayette has played a relatively tough schedule, with four of their losses coming at the hands of single-A powerhouse Charleston Catholic and triple-A Greenbrier East.
The Greyhounds finished their regular season with five-game losing streak, but played tenaciously in a nine-point loss to the tough Buffalo Bison in their most recent game on February 24. Drew Jones led Valley with 14 points and Eric Oden and Arik McGinnis each added 13 for the Greyhounds.
Tipoff against the Greyhounds is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday night. The game will be broadcast live on WNMP and WVMR-FM.