CHAPMANVILLE — After a tough loss recently to Madison, the Chapmanville Middle School boys’ basketball team has reeled off two straight wins.
The Tigers won last Thursday, 45-32, over county rival Man during an afternoon in-school game, then turned around on Monday and scored a victory at Duval.
Chapmanville coach Jody Harless credited CMS with great defensive play in the first half against Man.
“Our defense kept us in in the first half,” Harless said. “We started slow offensively and our defense gave us a chance.”
It was a team effort last week as several Tigers contributed.
Chris Bailey led the CMS with 10 points, six boards and four blocks. Devin Collins had nine points and five rebounds. Tyler Moore had eight points and seven rebounds, while Dylan Smith had seven points and two steals.
Adam Vance added six points and Austin Bledsoe had two.
At Duval, defense was the theme again as the Tigers held the Yellowjackets scoreless in the second quarter. CMS led 29-7 at the half.
“We work hard defensively in practice and I think it’s showing in our games,” Harless said. “Also, our rebounding has improved tremendously the last couple weeks. Even in the loss to Madison we outrebounded them.”
Smith and Workman led CMS in the Duval game with 10 points each. Moore had eight points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots.
“I challenged them tonight. I wanted some one to step up and get double digit rebounds and Tyler Moore stepped up and did it,” Harless said.
Next up for the Tigers is Harts Middle next Monday. Tip time is 6:15 p.m. at the Harts gym.