Tristin Day is fourth Lady Warrior to score 1000 career points
All-ten Lady Warriors score in 94-34 rout of Van
The Van High School girls basketball team arrived a little late after their three plus hours trip to PCHS on Saturday, January 3, for their first-ever meeting between the two squads. Little did the Lady Bulldogs know that a big holiday crowd was waiting to see if PCHS senior first-team all-stater Tristin Day would become only the fourth Lady Warrior to score 1000 career points in school history. Day only needed 18 points going into the game. Trisitin was already second to Shelby Snead in season (60 in 2013-14) and career (136) threes, and Day and fellow all-stater Bobbie McNabb are part of a group of nine who share the four threes in a quarter record.
Coach Mike Kane reported that Day was obviously nervous as the game began, but she soon settled down and wasted no time scoring 16 points in the first quarter. Van also did not know that the PCHS ten varsity players were all back with sophomore Mary Kelley playing again after a string of injuries and recent illnesses sidelined six players at various times during this season. You would have thought that the entire team was determined to set records as they shot 62 percent from the field and put up 37 points to six for Van just in the first period. PCHS shot 48.5 percent for the entire game.
With 6:51 to go in the second quarter Day had the 18 points she needed to get to 1000 points with a short shot from the right side that was defended by sophomore Brenna Workman of Van balanced on one foot with arms straight up (see photo on-line). The game was stopped with the score 39-6 PCHS for Coach Kane to honor Day with the game ball and for the fans to give the co-captain a standing ovation. The PCHS total-team effort ran the score to 62-13 by the half.
All ten Lady Warriors would score in the game. Day finished with 22 points including two treys and four assists. McNabb contributed 16 points with two treys also, 10 rebounds and 6 steals for another double-double. Sarah Ryder scored 12 points and grabbed four offensive rebounds. Kayleigh Arbogast was in double digits again with 10 points. Kelley had a good first game back with eight points. Melissa and Michelle Murphy plus Olivia Knisely all scored six points each. Melissa also dished out four assists, and Olivia snagged four defensive rebounds. Natalie Hartzell and Tiffany Hoover each scored four points, and Hoover executed seven assists to lead the team again in assists. Pocahontas also totaled 27 assists and 20 steals.
Five of the 13 Van girls scored, and only #2 senior guard Destiny Lovejoy was in double figures with 16 points. Workman finished with six points.
Class A #7 PCHS improves to 7-2, and Van drops to 2-4. The final score was a PCHS season high 94-34 effort. Van’s three previous losses were only by an average of 28 points. PCHS led in rebounds 43-25 and forced 32 turnovers vs 13 for Pocahontas.
The two PCHS varsity squads will entertain Potomac Valley Conference foe Moorefield on Friday, January 9, with the girls game starting at 5:45 PM followed by the boys game. No JV games will be played. The Lady Warriors then travel to first ever opponent Class AA East Fairmont High School the next afternoon, Saturday, January 10. The Varsity game will follow the JV game at 2 PM. PVC rival Tygarts Valley travels to PCHS on Wednesday, January 14 with the varsity game following the 5:45 PM JV game.