Pocahontas County goes down fighting in first round loss to defending State Champs

By Matthew Young, RealWV

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Pocahontas County’s hard-fought season came to a hard-fought end on Wednesday, as the Warriors earned their name in defeat. While the two-time defending Class A State Champions Cameron High School won by a final of 64 to 27, the heart of the game was much more competitive than the scoreboard would indicate.

With a record of 13 wins and 11 losses, the Warriors entered the state tournament as the eighth seed in the Class A Division. The team’s leading scorers against Cameron were junior Riley Pollack with nine points, sophomore Shayla Bennett with seven points, sophomore Calli Propst with six points, and freshman Allyson Taylor with five points.

Rounding out the 2023/2024 Warriors squad were sophomore Ramona Hardy, senior Olivia Vandevender, freshman Alexis Arbogast, freshman Riley Cassell, senior Mileya Bircher, senior Kynlee Wilfong, junior Mackenzie Taylor, senior Andres Alderman, and junior Mallori McCoy. Warriors Head Coach is Mike Kane. Assistant Coaches are Tim McClung, Chloe Schaffer, and Shannon Arbogast. Team Manager is Michael Kane.

1st Quarter Play-by-Play

CameronTimeScorePocahontas County
Tip-in07:422-0
Jumpshot07:114-0
Tip-in06:366-0
06:026-1Free throw by Calli Propst
Jumpshot05:118-1
03:508-2Free throw by Riley Pollack
Layup03:4310-2
Three pointer03:1613-2
03:0113-3Free throw by Calli Propst
Layup2:0015-3
Layup00:4217-3
Layup00:0419-3

2nd Quarter Play-by-Play

CameronTimeScorePocahontas County
07:5019-5Layup by Riley Pollack
06:3319-7Layup by Shayla Bennett
Tip-in05:5821-7
05:1821-9Layup by Calli Propst
Free throw05:0022-9
04:3022-11Jumpshot by Shayla Bennett
03:5522-13Jumpshot by Calli Propst
Free throw03:3823-13
Jumpshot02:5525-13
02:4225-15Tip-in by Allyson Taylor
Tip-in01:4127-15
Layup01:1229-15
00:5029-16Free throw by Shayla Bennett
Free throw00:1030-16

3rd Quarter Play-by-Play

CameronTimeScorePocahontas County
Tip-in07:4832-16
Free throw07:4833-16
Layup06:4035-16
Layup05:2137-16
03:5737-17Free throw by Allyson Taylor
Jumpshot03:4739-17
Three pointer03:1142-17
Free throw02:5143-17
02:3843-19Jumpshot by Allie Pollack
Jumpshot01:4745-19
01:1945-21Layup by Riley Pollack
Free throws00:1347-21

4th Quarter Play-by-Play

CameronTimeScorePocahontas County
Layup07:2149-21
06:1749-23Jumpshot by Shayla Bennett
Free throws05:3351-23
05:0651-25Layup by Riley Pollack
Layup04:4453-25
Layup04:0555-25
03:4155-27Layup by Allyson Taylor
Three pointer03:2558-27
Jumpshot02:3560-27
Jumpshot02:0962-27
Free throws01:4064-27
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