CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — It was a happy season opener for the Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team on Wednesday night as the Lady Tigers rolled over county rival Man, 57-23.
Chapmanville jumped out to a 21-1 lead after the first quarter and never looked back in posting the win. By halftime, it was 31-5 CRHS as the Lady Tigers put the pressure on the Lady Billies by forcing 15 turnovers.
Man dropped to 0-3 on the season with the loss.
Olivia Dalton led Chapmanville with 17 points, while Lexi Martin tossed in 14.
Abby Marcum had five points but was credited by first-year coach Johnny Williamson with a good defensive effort. Kara Browning pitched in six points.
“Our inside game is one of our strong points but Man was physical and held Madison Webb to three points, Kaylee Blair to four and Taylor Manns to four,” Coach Williamson said. “Man played a tight 2-3 defense so those girls didn’t get many chances.”
Hannah Sparks has been hurt but also scored two points for CRHS.
“I was very pleased with our crowd and team effort,” Williamson said. “Martin shot the ball well and Manns was on the floor fighting for loose balls all night. Our challenge Friday and Saturday will be much harder as we play Cabell Midland and hopefully Summers County in the Summers County Tournament.”
Man was led by Morgan Muncy with eight points and Courtney Hinkle with seven.
The Lady Billies are slated to host Mingo Central on Saturday night at 7 at the Man Memorial Fieldhouse. Man then hosts Teays Valley Christian on Dec. 12.