CHAPMANVILLE — Dylan Smith hit a 3-pointer with just 10 seconds left to give the Chapmanville Regional High School basketball team a come-from-behind 50-46 win over Mount View on Monday during the first night of Chapmanville’s Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament at Danny Godby Gymnasium.
The win put Chapmanville (3-1) in Tuesday night’s championship game against Man (3-0), which was a 70-67 winner over Pikeview on Tuesday in the other first round game.
Drew Williamson led the Tigers with 21 points, followed by Jordan Whitt’s 11 points. Smith had nine, Tyler Moore four, Kyle Browning three and Hunter Neil two.
Mount View (1-4) was led by Ellis Bryson’s 16 points. Demonti Edwards and Kenneth Brown tossed in eight each, while Marques Bonds had seven and Joe Hayes five.
Chapmanville gained the upper hand late in the game.
With Mount View leading 46-45, the Tigers got a tie up with 26.9 seconds left and got the ball back on the alternating possession arrow. Smith then nailed the big 3 to give CRHS a 48-46 lead.
Mount View then threw the ball out of bounds with four seconds left.
Williamson was able to put the game away with 0.7 ticks to go as he was fouled and drained a pair of three throws.
Chapmanville had jumped out to a 16-6 lead and Williamson tallied 15 of the Tigers’ first 21 points. Mount View went on a 6-0 run to trail 16-14 after one quarter.
CRHS went into the locker room down 31-23 after a 3 by Bryson with one second left. The Golden Knights outscored Chapmanville 17-7 in the frame.
In the third, Browning drilled a 3 and Whitt scored two key baskets to give the Tigers the lead back at 37-35 with 3:15 to go.
Bryson then hit a runner to tie the game back up at 37-37 with 1:48 left in the third quarter. Edwards later hit a basket as the game was all tied up at 39 -39 heading into the final quater of play.
Bryson hit two baskets for Mount View to give them a 43-39 lead with five minutes to play in the game.
Moore and Whitt then hit baskets of their own to tie the game back up at 43 with 4:01 to play.
Bonds scored an old fashioned three-point play to give the Golden Knights the lead at 46-43 with 3:02 to go.
Moore then got a tip in for the Tigers to cut the defcit to a single point at 46-45 with 1:49 on the clock.
Mount View milked some time off the clock but then turned the ball over on the jump ball before Smith’s 3-pointer put the Tigers up for good.
(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).