CHAPMANVILLE — It looked bleak for the Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball team.
Down by eight after three quarters of play, the Tigers were in a hole in their Cardinal Conference game against Sissonville on Tuesday night at Chapmanville’s Danny Godby Gymnasium.
The Tigers came back.
They roared back, outscoring the Indians 26-8 to win 65-55 over Sissonville in a key league matchup.
With the win, Chapmanville improved to 7-3 overall and 3-2 in the Cardinal Conference. Sissonville dropped to 6-5, 2-3. Chapmanville, fourth place in the league standings, won its third straight game.
Sissonville led 36-28 at the half and maintained its eight-point edge, 47-39, after three as both teams netted 11 points during the stanza.
Chapmanville then overwhelmed the Indians in the fourth quarter. Sissonville led by as many as 10 points in the game.
The Tigers were led by sophomore Drew Williamson, who helped fuel the comeback as he finished with 19 points. Sophomore Kyle Browning, who was also key in the fourth-quarter rally, tossed in a season-high 15 points.
Dylan Smith also broke into double digits in scoring with 10 points. Tyler Moore had eight, Hunter Neil six, Jordan Whitt five and James Ellis had two points.
Sissonville was paced by Seth Bowlin and Chance Brown, who each netted 16 points. Nathan Samples had 11.
CRHS used an 8-0 run to tie the game at 47 in the fourth quarter.
Sissonville coach Rich Skeen was then whistled for a techical foul and the Tigers capitalized by hitting both technical foul free throws to take a 49-47 lead.
Williamson hit a 3-pointer to increase the margin to 54-49 and Smith’s layup soon made it 56-49.
Browning then scored on a putback and split from the foul line as CRHS led 59-54.
Browning, Whitt and Williamson then all split from the charity stripe down the stretch to put the game away. Williamson added two more free throws to put the win on ice.
The Tigers were 24-of-52 shooting from the floor for 46 percent and 14-for-21 from the free throw line. The Indians were 19-of-49 shooting for 39 percent and were 13-for-16 from the foul line.
Chapmanville was scheduled to return to action with Friday’s game at Wayne, weather permitting. The Tigers host Herbert Hoover next Tuesday and head to Tolsia next Thursday night before taking on Huntington St. Joe on Jan. 30 in Logan High School’s King Coal Classic.
CHAPMANVILLE — Sissonville topped the Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team 57-44 on Tuesday night at Chapmanville’s Danny Godby Gymnasium as part of a boys/girls doubleheader.
CRHS dropped to 5-6 overall and 3-3 in the Cardinal Conference with the loss.
Freshman Madison Webb had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Lady Tigers.
Shian Meeks had 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals.
Abby Marcum finished with six points, two boards, one assist and one steal.
Tayor Manns had four points, six rebounds, one assist and one steal.
Lexi Martin contributed four points, two boards and two assists.
NeNe Osborne had two points, one board, three assists and two steals.
Kaylee Blair had one board and one blocked shot. Caitlin Workman and Richelle Thompson each had an assist.
Karli Pinkerton had 19 points to pace Sissonville. Madison Jones had 13.
Boys’ Basketball Standings
TEAM CONF ALL
Poca 6-0 10-2
Herbert Hoover 5-1 8-2
Tolsia 4-2 8-4
Chapmanville 3-2 7-3
Scott 4-3 5-4
Sissonville 2-3 6-5
Wayne 1-4 3-7
Mingo Central 1-7 1-11
Girls’ Basketball Standings
TEAM CONF ALL
Wayne 6-0 11-2
Sissonville 6-0 9-2
Tolsia 5-1 7-5
Chapmanville 3-3 5-6
Herbert Hoover 3-4 5-8
Poca 3-5 5-8
Mingo Central 2-5 5-7
Scott 0-9 0-12
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).