Lady Tigers handle rival Scott, remain in first place

By Paul Adkins Sports Editor

January 19, 2014

CHAPMANVILLE — The dominance continued for the Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team in conference play as the Lady Tigers won 49-37 over rival Scott on Friday night at Chapmanville’s Danny Godby Gymnasium.

Chapmanville improved to 8-4 overall and 7-0 in the Cardinal Conference with the win. Scott dropped to 7-2, 4-1.

The Lady Tigers remained in first place in the Cardinal standings. Scott is in second place.

Chapmanville is 1-4 in non-conference games — all coming at the hands of ranked opponents.

Friday’s game was originally scheduled to be played at Madison but due to the ongoing water issues in Boone and surrounding counties, the contest was switched to Chapmanville. The two teams will play a second time later in the season at Scott.

Chapmanville was led by Hillary Hainer, who poured in 17 points to lead the way. Kristin DesRocher added 11 and Shian Meeks 10 for the Lady Tigers.

Andrea Rankin paced Scott with nine points. Ali Whitman had seven.

CRHS also got six points from Abby Marcum, two each from Lexi Martin and Autumn Blankenship and one from Codi Conley.

The Lady Tigers came from behind to notch the win.

Scott led 15-11 after one quarter and 21-18 at the half before Chapmanville outscored the Lady Hawks 19-9 in the third to grab a 37-30 advantage. The Lady Tigers’ 12-7 edge in the fourth then put Scott away.

Scott led by as many as nine points early in the game.

Chapmanville sank 16-of-42 of its shots from the floor for 38.1 percent. Scott was just 14-of-44 for 31.8 percent.

The Lady Tigers made 13-for-26 of their free throws for 50 percent. The Lady Hawks were only 8-of-20 for 40 percent.

Hainer led CRHS on the boards with seven rebounds. Marcum had six.

Meeks and DesRocher handed out four assists each. NeNe Osborne had three.

Osborne and Meeks each had two steals.

Landyn McKinney pulled down seven boards for Scott.

CRHS outrebounded Scott 30-29.

Chapmanville has now won three straight games and four out of its last five. The Lady Tigers host Sherman on Monday at 7:30 in a non-conference game.

CRHS then hosts Wayne on Thursday in league action, then goes to Herbert Hoover on Friday in another Cardinal contest.

The Lady Tigers and the Lady Hawks have a rematch on Feb. 6 in Madison.

Logan 75,

Lincoln County 35

Shayna Gore and Monica Mitchell each recorded double-doubles on Thursday night as the Logan High School girls’ basketball team easily won over Lincoln County, 75-35, at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena.

The game was originally scheduled to be played at Hamlin but the contest was moved to Logan due to the ongoing water problems in Lincoln and surrounding counties.

Logan, ranked No. 7 in the state in this week’s Class AAA poll, improved to 8-3 on the season with the win.

Gore, who just the night before broke the Logan High School girls’ all-time career scoring record, tossed in 16 points and handed out 15 assists.

Mitchell had 18 points and 19 rebounds.

Logan led 27-13 after one quarter and 51-19 at the half and then coasted in the final two quarters. The Lady Cats led 65-32 after three.

Lexi Hines also reached double digits in scoring with 16 points for Logan.

Kyra Cline had eight points, Ashton Spry five and Adriana Herrera and Hannah Adkins tallied three each. Sydnee Roberts and senior Hannah Kolovich tossed in two points each. Beth Adkins and Aarron Ward had one point apiece.

Logan was scheduled to play at Class AAA No. 2 Greenbrier East on Saturday night. Logan then plays at Winfield on Monday night and then at Westside on Wednesday evening. The next home game is Jan. 28 against Tolsia.

Man 52,

Tug Valley 46

NAUGATUCK — The Man High School girls’ basketball team moved to 4-7 on the season with Thursday night’s 52-46 victory at struggling Tug Valley.

Man won for the third time in its last four games.

Morgan Conn led the way for the Lady Billies as she netted a game-high 25 points over the Class A sectional foe Lady Panthers on the road at the Tug Valley High School gym.

Mika McCoy tossed in 12, while Hannah Harvey had six, Hunter Harvey three and Courtney Hinkle two.

Tug Valley was led by Hannah Armstrong’s 16 points. Taylor Parsley fired in 10.

The Lady Billies led 9-6 after one quarter, 22-13 at the half and 34-32 after three. Man’s 18-12 fourth then put the win on ice.

Man returns to the hardwood on Monday at home against Wyoming East in a 6 p.m. contest to tip off a busy week. The Lady Billies then go to Buffalo on Tuesday and host Mount View on Thursday night. Next Friday, Man goes to Williamstown.

— Logan Banner correspondent Jerry Fekete contributed to this report.