WAYNE — It wasn’t a pleasant trip for the Chapmanville Regional High School basketball team on Thursday night at Wayne.
The Lady Tigers dropped to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the Cardinal Conference with a 48-40 loss to the homestanding Pioneers.
Chapmanville was able to rally in the third quarter but could not recover from a slow start in which the Lady Tigers had trouble moving the ball and getting open shots.
The first half featured a scoring drought of 5:32 by the Lady Tigers and a bucket-less stretch covering 8:19.
Wayne, which improved to 8-2 on the season, led 6-4 after the first quarter and took a 23-15 lead at halftime, outscoring Chapmanville 17-11 in the second stanza.
The Pioneers used a 13-0 run in the last half of the first quarter and the first part of the second.
Leading 13-7 midway into the second quarter, Chapmanville coach David Williamson was whistled for a technical foul.
Wayne hit on both technical foul three throws and only seconds later, Williamson was T’d up for a second technical foul as he was ejected from the game.
The Pioneers hit two more technical foul free throws and led 18-7 as CRHS assistants Kristina Gore and P.D. Clemens took over from there.
Chapmanville got back in it with a Lexi Martin 3-pointer to pull to within 18-11 with 2:33 to go. It was Chapmanville’s first field goal since the 5:08 mark of the first quarter when Abby Marcum netted a 15-foot jumper to give CRHS a 4-0 lead.
Down by eight at the half, Chapmanville outscored Wayne 16-8 in the third quarter, pulling even at 31.
Wayne then won it down the stretch with a 17-11 fourth to notch the eight-point victory.
The Pioneers were led by the Adkins sisters — Lakin and Aeriel — who pitched in 15 and 12 points respectively.
Freshman Haylee Blair tallied 10 points to lead Chapmanville. Freshman Madison Webb and Marcum tallied eight each, while Martin had six, NeNe Osborne four and Caitlin Workman three.
CRHS is scheduled to get back into action on Jan. 14 at home against Herbert Hoover. The Lady Tigers then host Sissonville on Jan. 19 in a makeup game.
Chapmanville and Wayne have a rematch on Jan. 27 at CRHS.
The Lady Tigers won Thursday night’s JV game over Wayne 53-31.
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Girls’ Basketball Schedule (4-5, 2-2):
Dec. 2: Logan, L 56-59
Dec. 8: Poca, W 69-64
Dec. 11: vs. James Monroe (Summers County tourney), W 57-44
Dec. 12: vs. Summers County (Summers County tourney), L 37-46
Dec. 16: Sissonville, ppd.
Dec. 18: vs. Fairmont (at South Charleston Shootout), L 42-74
Dec. 22: Tolsia, L 46-60
Dec. 30: Scott, W 62-24
Jan. 4: at Logan, W 57-44
Jan. 7: at Wayne, L 40-48
Jan. 14: Herbert Hoover, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19: Sissonville, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 20: at Tolsia, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 22: at Mingo Central, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 25: at Sherman, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 27: Wayne, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 29: at Herbert Hoover, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 2: Sherman, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 4: at Poca, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 9: vs. Wyoming East (at Charleston Civic Center), TBA
Feb. 11: at Scott, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 16: at Sissonville, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 18: Mingo Central, 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).