[caption id="attachment_23750" align="aligncenter" width="600"]<img src="https:\/\/pocahontastimes.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/25\/2019\/02\/Girls-BB.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="326" class="size-full wp-image-23750" \/> 2019 Petersburg Girls Basketball Classic JV Tournament Class A Champions: front row, l to r:\u00a0 Macaden Taylor, Twyla McCarty, Cloey Sharp; back row:\u00a0 JV Coach Chloe Bland, Makalya Ervine, Kierstin Taylor, Sienna Bircher, Maxine Puffenbarger, Destiny Vandevender, Allyson Alderman, Rayna Smith, Makayla Vandevander, Jerica Reed, JV Coach Allen Taylor. Not pictured, Coach Mike Kane. Shannon Bircher photo[\/caption]\r\n\r\nPCHS JV wins the Class A crown at Petersburg Classic\r\n\r\nBruce\u00a0McKean\r\nContributing Writer\r\n\r\nThe Pocahontas County girls basketball teams ended their regular season with a packed week of games, and only two of the eight games were at home. Due to the bad weath-er this season, four games at PCHS versus\u00a0Bath County Virginia and Philip Barbour could not be rescheduled.\u00a0\r\n\r\nLast week the PCHS varsity was voted the #2 seed by the 13 head coaches in Class A Region III, and\u00a0 Summers County received the #1 seed. PCHS and SCHS played each other twice this season, and both teams won at their home game by 11 points. As a result of that vote, Summers is the #1 seed of the six schools in Section 2, and PCHS is the #1 seed of the seven schools in Section 1.\r\n\r\nThe other six teams in Section 1 opened play February 18, and PCHS got a bye in that first round. Class A #5 (AP Poll) Pocahontas (17-3) is now scheduled to host Monday\u2019s winner between\u00a0\u00a0#5 seed Webster County (3-16) at\u00a0#4 seed Charleston Catholic (7-15).\u00a0 PCHS played each of those two schools one time this season and beat CCHS 37-21 in Charleston in mid-January and beat WCHS 68-15 in mid-December at PCHS.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0V, 64\r\nTygarts Valley V, 51\r\n\r\nPCHS started their busy week in Mill Creek February 12. The team had already ended Tygarts Valley\u2019s 5-0 undefeated season, that included a 70-45 win at Class AA Philip Barbour, in a January 2 game at Dunmore. It was senior night on Tuesday\u00a0 at TVHS, and their leading scorer, senior Abby Harris, needed 17 points to beat Andrea Saucerman\u2019s career scoring record of 1,318 points.\r\n\r\nTVHS came to play, and they led 14-13 after one quarter, that included one lead change, and led 29-27 after four more lead changes and a TVHS 7-0 run to end the second quarter. After one more lead change and a 33-33 tie, PCHS took the third quarter 20-10 for the 47-39 lead going into the final frame.\u00a0 A 17-12 fourth quarter sealed the 64-51 Warrior win. Harris broke the record with the game-high 18 points that included 10 for 14 foul shooting.\u00a0\u00a0\r\n\r\nSenior Brianna Hefner connected for a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds. Kira Bircher added to the cause with 13 points and six steals. Charity Warder matched the 13 points and blocked four shots. Point guard Alexa Taylor tallied 11 points and seven assists. TVHS junior Abby Lanham scored 16 points. TVHS dropped to 11-7 with the loss, and won their first sectional game, 46-36, over Clay-Battelle.\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0JV, 41\r\nTygarts Valley JV, 26\r\n\r\nThe JV game at Mill Creek started as a defensive battle with a 4-4 first quarter, and TVHS led 12-8 by the half.\u00a0 PCHS had another hot third quarter, 14-6, after lots of guidance from Coaches Mike Kane, Allen Taylor and\u00a0 Chloe Bland. The PCHS 19 \u2013 8 final frame (33 second half points) nailed the 41-26 win.\r\n\r\nLeading the way for PCHS were: Cloey Sharp with 12 points and Sienna Bircher with a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds, including nine for 18 foul shooting. Eight girls scored for PCHS.\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0V, 40\r\nTucker County V, 63\r\n\r\n#10 Tucker County traveled to #5 PCHS February 13 for a rescheduled game.\u00a0 Tucker took the first match up, 63-49, in mid-January, so a big crowd was on-hand to see if the Lady Warriors could end Tucker\u2019s 12-game win streak vs PCHS. The last win for PCHS over Tucker was six years ago, a 39-38 win, on January 14, 2013.\r\n\r\nTucker increased its first quarter one-point lead, 9-8, each of the last three quarters and led by the following margins:\u00a0 2nd \u2013 four points, 3rd \u2013 six points and 4th \u2013 23 points (63-40) with a dominating 23-11 fourth frame.\u00a0 Tucker had two girls in double digits \u2013 junior Terra Kuhn with 17 points and seven rebounds, and senior Kelcee James with 14 points. Only Warder was in double digits for PCHS with 10 points. Tucker improved to 13-6.\r\n\r\nBrianna Hefner tallied eight rebounds, seven points and three steals on her senior night. Hefner\u2019s season rank on the team going into sectionals in eight statistic categories are: #1 Rebounding - 151, #2 Scoring - 205,\u00a0 #2 \u2018tie\u2019 blocks \u2013 19, #2 two-pointers \u2013 82, #2 free throws \u2013 41, #3 steals \u2013 72, #5 assists \u2013 47, and #5 deflections \u2013 29.\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0JV, 25\r\nTucker County JV, 20\r\n\r\nThe JV teams only played two quarters due to the number of players available to play for Tucker County. PCHS started strong with a 20-8 first quarter, and TCHS took the second quarter 12-5, so PCHS held on for the 25-20 win.\r\n\r\nCloey Sharp made 10 of her 13 game-high points in the first quarter. TCHS freshman Jayden Kuhn was high scorer for her team with nine points. PCHS led in rebounds 24 to 10.\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0V, 52\r\nPhilip Barbour V, 40\r\n\r\nPCHS traveled to Phillippi February 24 to face Class AA Phillip Barbour and the team\u2019s new head coach Rick Mouser. This was the first meeting between these two schools. The Lady Warriors opened strong with a 15-7 first stanza and a 19-13 second for a 34-20 half-time lead. The Colts\u2019 high scorer in the game, Emma Kennedy, hit her second and third three in the third, and only Calhoun was able to score in the period that ended with PBHS only down six points, 36-42. Four Warriors went on a 10-0 run to begin the fourth frame, and the Colts were only able to put four points on the board by game\u2019s end. The game ended 52-40, and PBHS dropped to 5-16 while PCHS improved to 17-3.\r\n\r\nPCHS was called for 10 fouls in the first half versus only four for the home team. The Colts made seven of 15 foul shots in the game, and the Warriors only shot five free throws and made three of those. PCHS out-rebounded PBHS 32 to 21. Game high scorer with a double-double was Calhoun with 18 points, 13 rebounds and six steals. Jerica Reed came off the bench and hit four straight threes in the second quarter for 12 points, and she became the 10th girl in school history who now tie the threes in a quarter record. Warder accumulated eight points, seven rebounds, three assists and three deflections. Alexa Taylor totaled seven points, seven assists and three deflections. Two senior Colts on senior night were in double digits, Kennedy with 12 points and Bailey Nestor with 11 points.\u00a0\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0JV, 52\r\nPhilip Barbour JV, 34\r\n\r\nThe JV game at Philip Barbour high school was unusual in that the first, second and fourth quarters were all ties, 11-11, 9-9 and 10-10. PCHS won the game in the third quarter with a 22-4 effort. Sharp scored nine points in that third period and finished the game as high scorer with 15 points. Destiny Vandevender was next with 10 points, and Sienna Bircher produced nine rebounds, six points and three deflections in only two quarters of play. High scorer for PBHS was junior Dystonie Simmons. Reed hit two three that up her total for the day at six trey.\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0JV, 29\r\nHampshire County JV, 24\r\n\r\nThe PCHS JV team traveled to the Petersburg Girls Basketball Classic February 15. The tournament included five games on Friday. Ten teams from the Class AAA, AA and A ranks participated. The Lady Warriors played the Class AAA Hampshire Co. JV team, and won the game 29-24. Game high scorers were Sharp with 13 points and five rebounds and Kierstin Taylor with 11 points, eight rebounds and seven steals. Sienna Bircher had game-highs of 13 rebounds and five steals. The win moved PCHS into the Class A Championship game on Saturday.\r\n\r\nPCHS\u00a0JV, 46\r\nPendleton County JV, 37\r\nThree championship games, AAA, AA and A, were played February 16. PCHS played Pendleton County for the third time this season and won the Class A Championship 46-37. \r\n\r\nThe top four scorers for PCHS were:\u00a0 Destiny Vandevender \u2013 11 points, Sienna Bircher \u2013 a double-double of 10 points, 15 rebounds and four out of four free throws, Kierstin Taylor \u2013 nine points and four steals, and Allyson Alderman \u2013 nine points. The game was a foul fest with PCHS called for 25 fouls and making 22 of 30 foul shots (73%) and Pendleton given 28 while hitting only 13 of 26 (50%). The Warriors making nine more foul shots was the margin of victory for PCHS.\u00a0 Thirty-one foul shots were shot in the final frame, and six girls left the game due to fouls.\u00a0 PCHS took all but the 9-16 third quarter.\u00a0 \r\n\r\nPCHS finished its season with a great 19-2 record.\u00a0 That has to be one of the best, if not the best, records ever for a PCHS JV team.