BRADSHAW — The Man High School boys’ basketball team built a 26-point first half lead, but had to hold off a second half rally from River View to defeat the Raiders 62-54 Thursday evening at River View High School.
Trailing 49-34 with five seconds to play in the third quarter, River View’s Tyree Baker knocked down a 24-foot 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter to jumpstart a 13-0 Raider run and cut a 22-point halftime deficit to two, 49-47, with 5:45 remaining in the contest.
Freshman Daniel Buchanon took over, scoring 11 of the Hillbillies’ 13 fourth-quarter points as Man was able to pull away late for the victory.
Buchanon led Man with 23 points and 15 rebounds, while Keffer added 17 points and Cayce Mullins added 11 points to go along with 11 rebounds.
Jake Adkins had seven points and six rebounds for Man while Kenny Joe Adkins scored two points and hauled six rebounds. Erik Files rounded out the scoring for the Billies with two points.
Man connected on 26-of-61 field goal attempts for 42.6 percent and outrebounded the Raiders 42-32.
Baker led River View with a game high 26 points and nine rebounds while TJ Stacy added 11 for the Raiders. River View shot 21-of-56 from the field for 37.5 percent and connected on 9-of-25 attempts from beyond the 3-point arc.
It was a tale of two halves as Man held River View to 18 first half points. The Raiders connected on just 7-of-29 field goal attempts, but in the second half the Raiders hit 14-of-27 field goals, including 5-of-11 from 3-point range.
Man was held to 22 points in the second half after shooting 47.1 percent from the field in the first half to build a 40-18 lead at the intermission.
Man led 12-7 with 2:37 to play in the first quarter before closing the quarter on a 6-0 run to take an 18-7 lead after one quarter.
The Billies scored the first 15 points of the second quarter to extend the lead to 33-7 with 3:50 to play in the first half.
Man improved to 4-3 and is scheduled to square off with county rival Chapmanville on Tuesday night at CRHS.
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team remained perfect in Cardinal Conference play with Thursday night’s 48-46 victory at home on Thursday night over Sissonville.
With the win, the Lady Tigers improved to 5-3 overall and 5-0 in the conference.
Senior Kristin DesRocher sank a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left to put the Lady Tigers up for good.
DesRocher finished with 11 points. Chapmanville was led by Abby Marcum, who poured in 16 points.
Shian Meeks tossed in five points for the Lady Tigers. Codi Conley, NeNe Osborne and Autumn Blankenship tallied four points each. Lexi Martin and Hillary Hainer had two points apiece.
Brittany Gould netted 16 points for Sissonville, while Karli Pinkerton added 15.
Chapmanville led Sissonville 14-13 after one quarter but fell behind 24-16 at the half as Sissonville outscored the Lady Tigers 11-2 in the second stanza. Chapmanville then outscored the Lady Indians 16-8 in the third to forge a 32-32 tie.
The difference was the fourth quarter when Chapmanville outscored Sissonville 16-14.
The Lady Tigers were scheduled to get back into action with Saturday night’s game at Class AAA county rival Logan in the King Coal Classic tourney.
Chapmanville is slated to host Tug Valley on Monday at 7:30 in a non-conference game. The Lady Tigers then play at Tolsia next Wednesday in a Cardinal game. Next Friday, Chapmanville plays at Scott in another league contest.