CHAPMANVILLE — Whenever the Chapmanville and Scott high school basketball teams get together you can expect a tough game.
That’s exactly what fans saw on Saturday night as the Skyhawks overcame a 16-point halftime deficit to beat the Tigers 75-72 in overtime at Chapmanville Regional High School’s Danny Godby Gymnasium.
Chapmanville dropped to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Cardinal Conference with the loss and saw its three-game winning streak snapped. The Tigers had went 2-0 last week and won their own Bob Runyon Memorial Holiday Tournament title with a victory over county rival Man in the finals.
CRHS led 39-23 at halftime but Scott fought back and eventually took a 59-57 lead with nine seconds left.
Chapmanville sophomore Drew Williamson then sent the game to overtime as he sank two free throws with 2.4 ticks to go as it was all tied up at 59. He led all scorers with 19 points.
The Skyhawks then outscored the Tigers 16-13 in the extra period to get the win. Patrick Underwood tallied eight points in OT and finished with 18.
Dylan Smith added 17 points for the Tigers. Jordan Whitt tossed in 13 and Hunter Neil had 12.
Andrew Day and Allan Johnson contributed 16 and 15 points respectively for the Skyhawks.
Chapmanville returns to action on Friday night at home as the Tigers host Class AA defending state champion Poca. Scott hosts Poca on Tuesday night.
The Poca Dots are 5-2, having gone 1-2 in the ultra-difficult Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. over Christmas break. Poca lost 73-56 to St. Francis (Ga.), then beat Socastee (S.C.), 61-50, before falling 83-69 to Mullins (S.C.).
Poca opened the season with four straight wins over Nitro (76-50), Mingo Central (79-27), Fairmont (60-53) and Hurricane (62-41). The win over Fairmont was in the Big 10/Cardinal Conference Challenge at West Virginia State University.
The Dots are led by Elijah Cuffee, who had a double-double in the loss to St. Francis with 30 points and 11 rebounds. Luke Frampton had 19 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
Poca allowed 6-foot-6 junior Jalek Felton to go off for 55 points in the loss. The St. Francis player, who scored well above his 25.6 points per game average, has committed to play college ball at North Carolina.
The Dots are 1-0 in conference play.
For the record
* Chapmanville’s Jordan Whitt was selected to last week’s Bob Runyon all-tournament team but his name was inadvertedly left out in an article last week in the Logan Banner.
Also making the all-tournament team from CRHS were Drew Williamson, Tyler Moore and Kyle Browning.
(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).