HARTS — A 67-27 win by the Chapmanville Middle School boys’ basketball team at Harts improved the Tigers’ record to 6-2 on the season on Thursday night.
Chapmanville raced out to a 20-5 first quarter lead and never looked back.
CMS then eased back on the throttle, as the starters only saw roughly two quarters of action on the night, playing in the first and third periods.
Chapmanville was led by Nathan White’s 18-point game.
Philip Mullins and Josh Bumgarner also broke into double digits with 11 and 10 points respectively.
The Tigers scored 24 points in the third quarter to take a commanding 51-16 lead. CMS then coasted the rest of the way.
Back on Dec. 22 before Christmas break, Chapmanville lost a 55-52 heartbreaker at Madison Middle School in the Boone County Shootout.
The Tigers started out slow against the Redhawks, trailing 13-7 after one quarter of play.
Chapmanville trailed 27-19 at halftime.
CMS got down by as many as 11 before storming back to take a two-point lead with two minutes to play.
With the game tied at 52 Chapmanville had two turnovers in the closing seconds and Madison was able to pull out the win.
“I’m proud of our kids. We never quit,” CMS coach Jody Harless said. “We trailed by 11 at one time and our kids didn’t quit. Reed Dingess played great. He battled a little foul trouble but he never quit. He made some great plays.”
Mullins led the Tigers with 18 points. Dingess and Isaac Dixon had 12 apiece.
White had six and Braxton Manns four.
The Tigers and Redhawks are slated to meet again on Monday night at Chapmanville Middle. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m.
(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).