By Kyle Lovern
POCA - Hannah Church tallied 17 points and Ashley Curry chipped in 14 as Mingo Central posted a 43-40 girls basketball win at Poca Monday night.
Freshman Tyshira Joplin added 6 points, Kiearia Hammond had 4 and Kaitlyn Day added 2 points for the Lady Miners.
Church hit 4-of-5 of her 3-point shots. “She had one of her best all-around games of the season,” said Mingo head coach Clay Campbell. “We played real well in spots then started the third quarter slow. Turnovers hurt at times, but I am very proud of them winning on the road.”
The Lady Miners are now 6-6 on the season and will travel to Herbert Hoover tonight. The road win was a good Cardinal Conference victory for coach Campbell’s squad.
McKenzie Ball netted a team-high 14 points for Poca (3-9), while Harley Hutchins added 11.
Score by quarters:
Mingo Cen. - 13 10 12 8 - 43
Poca - 9 8 15 8 - 40
Mingo Central (4-3) - Church 17, Curry 14, Hammond 4, Joplin 6, Day 2.
Poca (40) - Ball 15, Skeens 2, Hutchins 11, Bailey 7, Elkins 2, Sayre 4.
(Kyle Lovern is the Sports Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 304-235-4242, ext. 33 or Twitter @KyleLovern)