MAN, W.Va. — The Man High School girls’ basketball team snapped a nine-game losing streak Friday night at the Man Memorial Fieldhouse with a 36-30 win over the Montcalm Lady Generals.
Allie Meade paced the Lady Billies (4-13) with 13 points in the victory.
Man swept the season series with Montcalm, also winning 41-34 on the road on Dec. 15.
Montcalm jumped out to a slim 8-7 lead after the first period of play. Courtney Hinkle got a old fashioned three-point play with 6:50 to play in the second stanza to give Man a 12-8 lead. But Montcalm would score the final three points of the first half to take a 17-16 lead into the locker room.
The Lady Billies’ Karrisa Anderson hit a jumper to tie the game up at 22 with 1:17 to go in the third quarter of play.
Meade then hit a 12-footer to give the Lady Billies a 25-24 lead as the third quarter came to an end.
Man pushed its lead to four points at 32-28 with 2:19 to play on baskets by Morgan Muncy and Meade.
Brittany Kendrick hit two free throws with 1:08 to play to cut the Man deficit to 33-30.
Morgan Muncy then hit a big basket with just 30 ticks on the clock and connected on a couple of free throws to seal the victory.
Muncy had nine points, while Anderson netted five points. CiCi Mosley tossed in five points, while Hinkle chipped in with three points.
Montcalm’s Heather Nicewonder led all scorers with 15 points. She was followed by Savanna Bailey with nine, Allison Blevins with three and Brittany Kenrick and Taylor Dunford had two points each.
The Lady Billies are scheduled to hit the road to play at Mount View on Monday night in a 7 p.m. tip. Man then plays at River View on Feb. 9 and at Poca on Feb. 13 before hosting Scott on Feb. 16 in the regular season finale.
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Girls’ Basketball Schedule (4-13):
Dec. 2: at Lincoln County, L 25-57
Dec. 5: at Scott, L 40-42
Dec. 7: at Chapmanville, L 23-57
Dec. 10: Mingo Central, L 27-41
Dec. 12: Teays Valley Christian, W 43-41
Dec. 15: at Montcalm, W 41-34
Dec. 16: Mount View, W 26-17
Jan. 10: River View, L 16-57
Jan. 11: at Nitro, L 18-49
Jan. 12: Lincoln County, L 22-43
Jan. 18: Poca, L 24-53
Jan. 19: at Westside, L 24-76
Jan. 23: at Mingo Central, L 47-71
Jan. 24: Chapmanville, L 15-63
Jan. 30: Westside, ppd.
Jan. 31: at Teays Valley Christian, L 47-51
Feb. 1: Nitro, L 32-57
Feb. 3: Montcalm, W 36-30
Feb. 6: at Mount View, 7 p.m.
Feb. 9: at River View, 7 p.m.
Feb. 13: at Poca, 7 p.m.
Feb. 16: Scott, 6 p.m.