Warriors make visiting Jackets earn win
On Friday night the Moorefield Yellowjackets visited the Pocahontas County Warriors. In the JV game the Warriors exploded with 27 points in the first quarter. At halftime the Warrior lead was cut to 37-34. The Yellowjackets kept stinging away and eventually won 78-70.
Point guard Chad Friel looked very good as he led the way netting 14 points. Brady Jones muscled up 8 points. Eight other players also scored.
In the varsity game the Warriors were swarmed quickly as Moorefield took the first quarter 17-6. The Warriors came out on the warpath in the second quarter with a 9-0 run to pull within 2 at 17-15. Freshman Brady Jones came off the bench and sparked the Warriors with 9 points in the second period. At halftime the Jackets led 29-23.
In the fourth quarter with 3:42 left in the game the Warriors cut Moorefield’s lead to 46-43 but ended up with a loss at 58-48. Warrior Jones was high scorer with 11 points. Bench player Braxton Rider hit double figures with 10. Eight was added by athletic point guard Cary Robertson. Steven Mick netted 7 points. Sophomore guard Jimmy Hensler drained 5. Adam Irvine had 2 buckets and Dalton Irvine had two free throws.
Last year the Yellowjackets stung the Warriors by 30-some points several times. The gap has really narrowed. This young and athletic team is gaining experience and maturing. The Warrior bench strength is very deep. Congratulations to coaches Tim McClung and Frosty McNabb. Watch out Potomac Valley Conference teams next year!