Moorefield Boys Defeat Stubbornly Dominate Mountain Lions for First Time in Eight Seasons

The Mountain Lions have maintained dominion over the Potomac Highlands roaming the past two decades and the shift in dominance commenced last Wednesday in the Hive as the Yellow Jackets swarmed together to befall Tucker County for the third time in 13 seasons by a score of 60-40.

Previous wins for Moorefield against the Mountain Lions came in 2012 at home and in 2007 during the Potomac Valley Conference Night of Champions.

“We did a good job of responding in the second half, but we weren’t happy with how we played in the first half. The kids came out after halftime and did what we wanted to do. This was my first win against Tucker County. It was a big win and any time you can beat Tucker County is a good win. We have more tests ahead. It’s a good week for us to see where we stand,” Moorefield coach Scott Stutler noted.

Moorefield’s Thomas Williams scored a game-high 25 points with five 3-pointers leading three in double figures as Chase Vance and Trevor Shoemaker netted ten markers apiece lifting the Yellow Jackets above Tucker County.

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Moorefield took its biggest lead of the night on a 3-pointer by Coleman Mongold with 35 seconds remaining, 60-36.

Tucker County (1-7) added four more points in the waning moments and Mongold stole the ball in the final seconds with the Yellow Jackets (5-2) securing a monstrous 60-40 win against a long-time PVC foe.