The Pocahontas County High School Warriors fought the Summers County Bobcats at home last Wednesday night. It was a very enjoyable, fast-paced, run-and-gun type of game. The Warriors played well, but fell, 85-74, to the AA Bobcats from Hinton.
Leading the way for the Bobcats was Matt Ryan, son of the legendary coach of the Lady Bobcats. Ryan was the point guard who looked like a coach on the floor. He put in 24 points, as did Jacob Lively.
Athletic sophomore Dalton Irvine led the contest for the Warriors with 21 points. Sophomore Braxton Ryder came off the bench and scored 16 – all in the second half. Junior Adam Irvine added five buckets for 10 points. Freshman Brady Jones came off the bench and was a force underneath the basket, adding eight points. Junior Stephen Mick had seven points in he second half. Speedy point guard Cory Robertson netted five points. Sophomore J.D. Hensler had two field goals for four points. Sophomore Ryan Dilley hit three free throws.
After a rebuilding season last year, Coach Tim McClung is shaping up a great team for the future.