WAYNE — It was revenge time for the Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball team.
Just a month ago, the Tigers were upset on their home floor by upstart Wayne in overtime.
On Friday night, the two teams played in the rematch at Wayne.
This time, it would be different.
That’s because Chapmanville went to Wayne and blasted the Pioneers this time to the tune of 68-42.
Josh Butcher poured in 25 points to lead Chapmanville. The Tigers, ranked No. 9 in the state in Class AA, improved to 14-5 overall and 8-4 in the Cardinal conference. CRHS is currently third place in the league standings heading into the final week of the regular season.
Brady Cox had 15 points and 10 boards for a double-double.
Chapmanville also got six points each from Kenny Plumley and Trey Dalton, five apiece from Trevor Nagy and Joe Tackett, three from Austin Kirk and one point from Jon Williamson.
Bret Justice led the Pioneers with 12 points.
Sixth-place Wayne fell to 11-9, 5-7 on the season.
The Tigers led the Pioneers 21-10 after one period, 39-20 at the half and 55-30 after three.
Chapmanville was slated to return to action on Saturday night at Sissonville. The Tigers play at Man on Tuesday in a non-conference game and close out Wednesday at Tolsia in a league makeup game.
The sectionals are the following week at Logan.
Huntington St. Joe 90,
HUNTINGTON — Huntington St. Joe swept the season series with Man, winning 90-74 over the Hillbillies’ boys’ basketball team on Friday night in Huntington.
John Thomas Keffer netted 25 points for Man (10-10), while Jake Adkins had 15 and Gabby Brown 12.
Erik Files added eight points, while Kenny Joe Adkins had six, Daniel Buchanon five and Cameron Simpson three.
St. Joe (17-2), ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A, placed four players in double digits in scoring, led by freshman guard Keith Clemons’ 24 points. Brian Conaty tossed in 19, while Payne Meadows had 18 and Thomas Rabel 16.
The Irish led 26-17 after one quarter, 45-31 at the half and then outscored the Billies 31-12 in the third to take a commanding 76-43 lead. A 31-14 fourth by Man closed the gap somewhat.
St. Joe swept the season series with Man. The Irish barely beat the Billies 62-60 in the previous meeting on Jan. 24.
Man is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday night at home against county rival Chapmanville. It will be Senior Night for the Billies.
Boys Basketball Standings
Pos—School Conf All
1. Poca 13-0 19-1
2. Scott 11-3 14-6
3. Chapmanville 8-4 14-5
4. Mingo Central 5-6 8-10
5. Sissonville 6-6 9-10
6. Wayne 5-7 11-9
7. Herbert Hoover 1-12 4-16
8. Tolsia 0-11 1-17