It was a career night for Philip Mullins on Monday night.
Mullins poured in a career-high 43 points as he led the Chapmanville Middle School boys’ basketball team to a 71-56 win at home over Madison Middle School.
Mullins, an eighth-grader, drained a trio of 3-pointers and was 14-for-15 from the free throw line as Chapmanville gained a measure of revenge on the RedHawks, which beat the Tigers earlier in the season.
“Philip had a great night,” CMS coach Jody Harless said. “Playing a six-minute quarter game makes that an even greater accomplishment.”
The Tigers led 22-7 after one quarter of play and was off to the races.
Chapmanville was able to get out in transition early and often against the RedHawks.
“We spend a lot of time on our transition game. I was pleased with how we ran the floor,” Harless said.
CMS led 38-26 at halftime and rolled the rest of the way.
Nathan White also had a big game for the Tigers with a double-double. He had 11 points and 11 rebounds on the night.
“I’m proud of Nathan,” Harless said. “He battled all night long. He’s like the Tim Duncan of Chapmanville Middle. He gets a double-double every game.”
Isaac Dixon finished with 10 points for CMS, while Reed Dingess and Braxton Manns tallied three points apiece.
Harless said Josh Bumgarner also played well.
“I think it’s important to mention that Josh Bumgarner had nine assists,” Harless said. “Josh is very unselfish. He tries to play point guard the way it’s supposed to be played.”
The Tigers were scheduled to be back in action Thursday against Van. The Tigers then host the Poca Dots on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).