MAN, W.Va. — The Man High School girls’ basketball team lost its first three games on the road and returned home on Saturday night for its home opener.
The Lady Billies ended up falling to Class AA sectional rival Mingo Central, 41-27, at the Man Memorial Fieldhouse, dropping to 0-4 on the season.
Man was scheduled to host Teay Valley Christain School on Monday night.
In Saturday’s game, Man took an early 7-6 lead after the first period of play, but the Lady Miners outscored the Lady Billies 13-4 in the second stanza and never looked back led by Katie Ball and Tyshira Joplin, to take a 19-11 lead at the intermission.
Neither team had any offense in the third period of play as the Lady Miners outscored Man 6-4 in the frame to take a 10-point lead at 25-15 heading into the final quarter of play. Mingo would outscore Man 16-12 to go on for the 41-27 victory.
“We didn’t take care of the ball and we got beat up and down the floor,” Man head coach Tonia Ward said. “The big reason was that two of our guards went out of the game with injuries in Chelsea Vance and Clarrissa Anderson. That really hurt us.”
Mingo Central was led in scoring by Ball with 13 points and Joplin with 11. Kylee Varney added seven and Alyssa Pack scored six, followed by Summer Runyon with two points.
Morgan Muncy led the Lady Billies with 17 points while C.C. Mosley netted three. Courtney Hinkle, Sasha Moody and Haley Walker had two points each for Man.