MADISON — It was revenge time for the Scott Skyhawks on Friday night in Madison.
Scott gained a season series split with the Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball team as the Skyhawks won 57-52 over the Class AA No. 7-ranked Tigers.
Scott improved to 9-5 overall and 7-3 in the Cardinal Conference with the win and pulled to within a tie for second place in the league standings with Chapmanville, which dropped to 12-4, 7-3.
Kenny Plumley led the Tigers with 14 points. Josh Butcher tossed in 13 and Zac Casto 12. Brady Cox added seven and Joe Tackett six. Butcher, a 6-foot guard, is the leading scorer in the conference at 16.5 points per contest.
Eric May and Kirk Price paced Scott with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Scott led 19-13 after one quarter before Chapmanville forged a 23-23 tie at the half after outscoring the Skyhawks 10-4. Then in the third, Scott outscored the Tigers 20-11 to take a 43-34 lead.
Chapmanville had an 18-14 edge in the fourth but it was not enough.
The Tigers have five games left to play in the regular season beginning with next Tuesday night’s game at Poca, the first-place Cardinal Conference team. The Dots, ranked No. 4 in the state, are 14-1, 9-0 and beat CRHS 53-43 on Feb. 1 at Chapmanville.
Chapmanville then plays at last place Tolsia on Feb. 14, before going to Wayne on Feb. 21 and then to Sissonville on Feb. 22. The Tigers play at county rival Man on Feb. 25.
CRHS is set to play its Class AA sectional March 1, 5 and 7 at Logan.
Point Pleasant 73,
POINT PLEASANT — The Logan High School boys’ basketball team received a warm welcome at Point Pleasant on Friday night.
But on the court itself the Big Blacks were tough on the Wildcats as Point Pleasant won 73-67 over Logan, which dropped to 6-7.
Point Pleasant players wore orange ribbons to show support for Logan sophomore player Skyler Miller’s continuing battle with leukemia.
Wade Martin led Point (9-6) with 24 points. Alex Somerville also poured in 23 points.
The Big Blacks made 14-of-17 free throws in the fourth quarter as Point outscored Logan 26-25 during the frame. Point Pleasant led 17-7 after one quarter, 33-28 at the break and 47-42 after three.
Brynden Street led Logan with 24 points. Zac Acord and Braxton Goff had nine each and Trevor Abbott had eight. Josh Rein chipped in with six, while Kareem Clansy had five and Zak Miller and Alex Toler had three points each.
Logan was scheduled to host Westside on Saturday night. Westside lost to county rival Wyoming East, 55-53 on Friday night. The Renegades were a 90-68 winner at home over Logan earlier in the season.
Street leads Logan as he averages 11.2 points per game. Acord (10.8) and Miller (10.7) are right behind.
Logan plays at Huntington, a Class AAA sectional rival, on Monday night. LHS then hosts Tug Valley on Feb. 15.
Greater Beckley Christian 107,
BECKLEY — The Man High School boys’ basketball team took it on the chin on Friday night, losing 107-73 at Greater Beckley Christian.
Greater Beckley Christian had six players reach double figures in scoring as Elisha Kidd finished with 27 points. Javonne Staunton Bailey hit four 3-point baskets and scored 26 points on the evening.
The Crusaders made 11 3-point shots and were 22-for-30 from the free throw line.
John Thomas Keffer, Man’s sophomore point guard, led the Hillbillies with 19 points. Freshman center Daniel Buchanon netted 18.
Man (8-8) is scheduled to host Class A sectional foe Tug Valley on Tuesday night. The Panthers routed the Billies 78-33 recently in a game played at Naugatuck.
Boys Basketball Standings
Pos—School Conf All
1. Poca 9-0 14-1
2. Chapmanville 7-3 12-4
2. Scott 7-3 9-5
4. Mingo Central 4-4 7-7
5. Wayne 4-5 8-7
6. Sissonville 4-5 6-8
7. Herbert Hoover 1-7 4-11
8. Tolsia 0-9 1-15
Boys Basketball Scoring Leaders
Player, School G Pts Avg
Josh Butcher, Chap. 15 247 16.5
Alex Lee, Mingo Central 13 206 15.9
Elijah Cuffee, Poca 14 215 15.4
Matt Chandler, Poca 14 208 14.9
Noah Frampton, Poca 14 202 14.4
Grant Ferguson, Wayne 14 198 14.1
Tyler Stroud, Tolsia 15 201 13.4
Kenny Plumley, Chap. 15 188 12.5
Matt Justice, Hoover 14 173 12.4
Kaleb Sturgell, Tolsia 15 172 11.5
Noah Toops, Hoover 14 160 11.4
Brett Justice, Wayne 14 154 11.0
Eric May, Scott 13 142 10.9
Blake Newhouse, Siss. 14 151 10.8
Luke Frampton, Poca 14 149 10.6
* Statistics do not include Friday night’s games