It was a successful debut for new Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball coach Brad Napier as the Tigers won 73-65 Tuesday night on the road at Herbert Hoover in Cardinal Conference action.
Sophomore guard Drew Williamson paced the Chapmanville attack with 19 points.
Tyler Moore dropped in 16 for the Tigers (1-0), while Jordan Whitt had 13, Kyle Browning 12 and Dylan Smith 10.
For Herbert Hoover (2-1), Matt Justice led the way with 16 points. Chase King had 15, while Kody McGraw and Evan Boothe added 14 and 12 points, respectively, for the Huskies.
Chapmanville is scheduled to play Bridgeport on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Cardinal Conference-Big 10 Challenge at the West Virginia State University gym at Institute.
The Tigers then play at Mingo Central on Dec. 22 before hosting the annual Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament Dec. 28-29.
Logan 60 (OT)
The Logan High School boys’ basketball team blew at 10-point halftime lead and fell 63-60 in overtime at Westside on Tuesday night.
Braxton Goff led Logan with a 25-point game. Augustine Chukwu-Noe had 15 and Khalil Murphy 10.
Shane Jenkins led Westside with 25 points and tied game-high honors. Larry Cook pitched in 18 points and Cory Hatfield eight.
Jenkins, a sophomore, had six of the Renegades’ 12 OT points. Goff scored eight of Logan’s nine.
The Wildcats, coached by first-year mentor Allan Hatcher, were just 5-for-10 from the free throw line in overtime.
Logan is slated to host Cabell Midland on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the home opener.
Mingo Central 27
Make that 29 in a row for the Poca Dots.
Poca, the defending Class AA state champions, won its 29th straight game with Tuesday night’s 79-27 rout at home over Mingo Central.
Luke Frampton paced the Dots (2-0) with 28 points, including seven makes from beyond the 3-point arc. Elijah Cuffee added 19 points for the Dots. He also had six rebounds and five assists.
Mingo Central dropped to 0-3 with the loss. KeShean Rhodes led the way with seven points and four rebounds.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).