Wyoming East Tops Nicholas County In BAC

Sophomore Tanner Whitten pumped in 19 points Monday to help Wyoming East take a 66-56 win over Nicholas County in the Big Atlantic Classic at the Raleigh County Convention Center.  (Photo by Gary Dove)

BECKLEY – The Wyoming East Warriors advanced to Saturday’s Class AA finals of the Big Atlantic Classic by downing Nicholas County 66-56 Monday at the Raleigh County Convention Center.
Sophomore Tanner Whitten scored 19 points for the 5-10 Warriors, followed by 15 apiece by senior Jacob Bishop and sophomore Tucker Cook.
The Grizzlies, who fell to 2-11 with the loss, were led by a trio of underclassmen. Sophomore DJ Coomes and freshman Cooper Donahue contributed 15 points each and sophomore Travis Smith finished with 10.
East will square off against Bluefield Saturday at 2 pm for the AA title, while Nicholas County played James Monroe in the consolation game yesterday.