The New Year didn’t start out the way the Chapmanville Middle School girls’ basketball would have liked.
That’s because the Lady Tigers were blown out by Harts, 38-21, this week.
With the defeat, Chapmanville’s 26-game winning streak was snapped. CMS was undefeated last year and hadn’t lost a game in two seasons.
Leading 19-18 at the half the Lady Tigers’ offense disappeared in the second half, scoring only two points.
It was all Harts after that.
“As the old saying goes we couldn’t throw it in the ocean standing on a boat,” CMS coach Tommy Kirk said. “Harts has a very good team and you can’t miss layups and have a bunch of turnovers and stay in the game with them. We played hard, but we just couldn’t get the ball in the basket the second half.”
K.K. Davis led CMS with 11 points. Charlie Mullins and Olivia Dalton had four each. Taylor Baisden had two points.
Ali Williamson led the Lady Lions with 24 points. She was followed by Gracie Brumfield with eight points. Brianna Rakes had three, Ali Farmer two and Shelby Cline one point.
The Lady Tigers regrouped on Thursday night, defeating Sherman Middle 43-19.
CMS jumped out to a 25-11 halftime advantage and led 33-14 after the third quarter.
“We got our reserves some good minutes in the second half,” Coach Kirk said. “We shot the ball extremely well from the perimeter but we still missed numerous layups and chip shots under the basket. Those shots kill you in close games.”
Dalton and Lauren Hines led the scoring with 12 and 10 points respectfully, followed by Davis with nine and Charlie Mullins and Hollie Blair with four each. Jadye Kuenzel and Emma Bush chipped in two each.
Caroline Nelson led Sherman with six points.
The CMS girls were back in action on Saturday at home against George Washington Middle.
On Monday, CMS is slated to host Madison Middle School with the girls’ JV game starting at 5 and the varsity girls’ contest beginning at 6:15. The CMS-Madison boys’ game follows at 7:30.
The boys’ game will be rematch for first place in the conference.
Madison beat the CMS boys 55-52 earlier in the season at home.
“This should be a great game between two very good teams. It’s a great night to be a Tiger fan. Come out and support your middle school teams,” Coach Kirk said.
Man Middle 24,
The Man Middle School girls’ basketball team improved to 4-4 on the season with a 24-23 win over Madison on Thursday night.
The Lady Pioneers scored the game winning basket as Cierra Mosley stole the inbound pass and layed the ball in the basket.
Man outscored Madison 11-3 in the fourth quarter.
Karissa Anderson had eight points for Man. Cierra Mosley had seven, Shania Kennedy chipped in with five points and Olivia Ramsey scored four points, making two big foul shots with less than 10 seconds left in the game.
“The girls just fought to the very end and found a way to win,” Man coach Orlando Washington said. “They should be very proud of themselves for the effort that they showed in the fourth quarter. That may have been the best ending we have had since I have been coaching the team.”
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).