The Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team split over the weekend at the Summers County Holiday Tournament, losing 46-31 to Class AAA Cabell Midland on Friday and then coming back to destroy Pocahontas County, 87-26, in the consolation game on Saturday.
Chapmanville (2-1) got eight points from Madison Webb and seven from Olivia Dalton in the loss to Cabell Midland.
“We shot awful,” CRHS first-year coach Johnny Williamson said. “I bet we had six or eight layups or short jumpers go in and then back out. We were 7 of 11 from the foul line which to me says we weren’t aggressive enough. With all of that being said with 3:30 to go we we’re only down seven or eight points. We lost by 15 but the game was much closer.”
It was a much different story in the 61-point blowout win over Pocahontas County.
Webb led all scorers with 24 points. Abby Marcum had 20, Kara Browning 15, Kaylee Blair 13 and Dalton five. Lexi Martin and Reese Ellis tossed in three points each and Taylor Manns and KK Davis chipped in with two each.
“We were up 22-6 after first quarter and 48-12 at the half and never looked back,” Coach Williamson said. “Abby Marcum and Lexi Martin were named all-tournament players. After three games I am pleased with our efforts. Our schedule is pretty tough to start.”
The Lady Tigers are set to have their Cardinal Conference opener on Tuesday night at Sissonville in a 7:30 p.m. tip.
Then on Thursday, Chapmanville Regional hosts Sherman in a non-conference game before playing Bridgeport on Saturday in the Big Ten/Cardinal Conference Shootout at East Fairmont High School.
“This will be six games in 11 days,” Williamson said.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).