POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — After a win over Lincoln County to begin the season Point Pleasant has now dropped two consecutive contests.
The Lady Knights endured a 55-37 loss to Nitro Tuesday night in Mason County.
Nitro (2-0) began the game with an 11-1 run that put the Lady Knights (1-2) on the ropes. Point Pleasant went on a 7-4 run over the final 2:15 of the opening stanza to cut the NHS lead to seven points. Neither team was able to sustain a run in the second canto and when the halftime buzzer sounded the Lady Cats held the 29-17 advantage.
Nitro went on a 14-6 run following the intermission to push its lead to 43-23 with just two minutes remaining in the third period. PPHS was able to slow Nitro in the finale but the deficit was to great and the Lady Cats took the 55-38 victory to remain unbeaten.
Andrea Porter led the Lady Knights offense with 17 points on the night, while also pulling down a team-high four rebounds. Katie Bruner finished with six points, while Cassandra Nibert and Allison Smith each finished with five points. Cassie Adkins notched three points, and Makenzie Thomas finished with two points to round out the PPHS scoring. Thomas also had a team-high five steals in the game.
Savannah Shamblin finished with a game-high 20 points to lead Nitro, followed by Hanah Linville and Kelli Douglas with nine points each.
These teams will meet again in the final game of the regular season when the Lady Knights travel to Nitro on February 11th.