Bruce McKean\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nPCHS Varsity, 47\r\nRichwood Varsity, 46\r\n\r\nThe\u00a0Pocahontas County High School\u00a0Lady Warriors traveled to\u00a0Richwood\u00a0January 24 for their second match up this season.\u00a0 The game was held at the middle school gym due to the high school gym being severely damaged in the June flooding.\u00a0 Governor Jim Justice paid for a new gym floor that has enabled Richwood to continue to play their games in\u00a0Richwood.\u00a0\u00a0Richwood\u00a0students are now attending school in less than ideal conditions, outside of the town.\r\n\r\nWhen Richwood played at PCHS on December 14, the Lady Warriors scored 18 points in both the third and fourth quarters to cement the 68-46 win, while RHS scored only six points in the fourth stanza.\u00a0 In this game, Richwood scored 18 points in both the third and fourth quarters to come within one point of the victorious Warriors 47-46 who led the entire game.\u00a0 RHS was down one point and\u00a0got to put the ball in play right under their basket with 4.4 seconds left in the game, and the unlucky shooter missed her shot that would have won the game.\r\n\r\nGame high scorers were seniors Mary Kelley and Sarah Ryder with 16 points each.\u00a0 Ryder had a double-double with 10 rebounds.\u00a0 Kelley averages three treys and four twos per game with a team-high 43 percent accuracy on both.\u00a0 Mary\u2019s 67 percent foul shot accuracy is second on the team to fellow-senior Brittney Sharp at 69 percent.\u00a0 Freshmen starters Charity Warder and Alexa Taylor added six and five points to the cause respectively, and \u00a0Warder grabbed six rebounds while Taylor dished out four assists.\u00a0\r\n\r\nRHS 5\u20199\u201d\u00a0junior Amelia Bard was team high scorer with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Seniors 5\u201911\u201d Erica Lawrence and 6\u20190\u201d Kora Younts also had double-doubles of 10 points each and 10 and 13 rebounds respectively. Their fourth senior, Katie Mullins, scored nine points, and that total senior effort almost upset\u00a0PCHS.\r\n\r\nRichwood\u2019s height resulted in a 40-28 rebounding advantage.\u00a0 PCHS freshman Laila Calhoun grabbed seven rebounds. RHS drops to 2-9, but with four strong seniors, they are peaking at the right time, and are one of the six teams PCHS could face in the Region 3 post-season. PCHS improved to 7-6. \u00a0\r\n\r\nPCHS JV, 37\r\nRichwood JV, 12\u00a0\r\n\r\nRichwood\u00a0only had enough players to play a two-quarter JV game on Tuesday.\u00a0 Their first four-quarter encounter at PCHS December 14 ended in a PCHS 44-17 win.\u00a0 This time the Lady Warriors came out \u00a0even stronger and took the first quarter 27-4 behind game-high scorers Calhoun\u2019s 11 points in the first quarter and sophomore Aliza Carr\u2019s 12 points over two quarters.\u00a0 Freshman Sage McLaughlin added six points in two quarters of play.\u00a0 The second quarter was a closer 10-8 PCHS advantage.\u00a0 RHS freshman Kylei Jones put up eight points.\u00a0 The PCHS JV improved to 5-3.\r\n\r\nPCHS Varsity, 67\r\nWebster County Varsity, 20\r\n\r\nPCHS traveled across Kinnison Mountain the next night, January 25, to Upper Glade for the first of two games this season with Webster County, and the Lady Warriors rolled over the Highlanders 67 - 20.\u00a0 Before the game was over all-eleven PCHS girls on the varsity roster had played in at least two quarters and had produced stats with 10 girls scoring points.\u00a0 With Webster leading 3 - 0 to start the game, PCHS went on a 17 - 0 run with a basket by Ryder followed by senior Lindsey Hartzell hitting four straight shots for nine points and Kelly nailing two treys.\u00a0 After one quarter, PCHS led 19 - 6.\r\n\r\nCoach Mike Kane subbed in every quarter, and with subs playing much of the second stanza, PCHS took the second 25 - 6 with Kelley adding 12 more points.\u00a0 The third quarter was a closer 10 - 3 PCHS effort, and the last quarter ended 13 - 2 in our favor as the PCHS bench turned up their defense.\r\n\r\nHigh scorers for PCHS were: \u00a0Kelley - 25, Hartzell - 9, Taylor - 8 and Kira Bircher - 6.\u00a0 Ryder had game-highs of seven rebounds and five assists. Taylor led the team with four steals and was second with four assists.\u00a0 Calhoun grabbed a team-high five offensive rebounds. \u00a0WCHS sophomore Sierra Riffle tallied a game-high 12 rebounds and \u00a0a team-high eight points.\r\n\r\nThe WCHS roster included only one senior and one junior, so a very young team dropped to 2-13. \u00a0PCHS improved to 8-6, and will host East Hardy on February 6 with the JV game at 5:45 p.m. and the varsity game at 7:30 p.m.