POCA — It was a different game this time but the result was the same.
It was still a Poca victory over the Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball team.
The Tigers played much better this time around but still lost to the Class AA No. 1-ranked and defending state champion Dots, 60-37, on Tuesday night at the Poca High School gym.
Poca improved to 12-2 overall and sits atop the Cardinal Conference standings at 8-0. Chapmanville fell to 8-6, 4-4.
The Dots had routed Chapmanville by 51 points by a 94-43 score earlier in the season at CRHS.
The Tigers were able to hold the conference’s leading scorer Elijah Cuffee to only four points, however, Luke Frampton picked up the slack and tossed in 26 points to lead Poca. He drained five 3-pointers on the night.
Cuffee pulled down 12 rebounds for the Dots.
Kyle Browning led Chapmanville with 11 points. Dylan Smith had nine, Hunter Neil seven and Drew Williamson was held to four points. Williamson didn’t play in the first meeting against Poca due to injury. He’s averaging around 20 points a game this season and is second in the Cardinal Conference in scoring.
Jordan Whitt added four points for the Tigers and Tyler Moore had two.
CRHS was 9-for-15 from the free throw line. The Dots made 13-of-16 of its charity tosses.
Poca led 17-9 after one quarter, 26-20 at the half and 43-30 after three. The Dots outscord Chapmanville 17-7 in the fourth.
The Tigers return to action at rival Scott on Friday night.
Chapmanville has lost three games in a row.
CHAPMANVILLE — The Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team won its second straight game with Tuesday night’s 76-49 home win over non-conference foe Sherman.
CRHS improved to 8-7 overall. The Lady Tigers won 64-48 at Herbert Hoover last Friday night.
Three players had double-doubles for Chapmanville in the win over the Tide.
Taylor Manns led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Madison Webb and Kaylee Blair each had 10 points and 10 boards. Shian Meeks had 12 points and eight rebounds.
Lexi Martin also broke into double digits in scoring with 10 points. Abby Marcum had eight, NeNe Osborne seven and Caitlin Workman one.
Kendra Pannell netted a game-high 31 points for the Tide (5-6). Brandi Wells added 12.
The Lady Tigers were 11-for-21 from the foul line. Sherman made 6-for-10 of its free throws.
Chapmanville led 27-15 after one quarter, 46-28 at the half and 66-38 after three.
The Lady Tigers play at Poca on Thursday night. Tip time is 7:30 p.m.
School Conf All
Poca 8-0 12-2
Herbert Hoover 5-2 8-4
Sissonville 5-3 9-5
Tolsia 5-4 11-5
Chapmanville 4-4 8-6
Scott 4-5 5-8
Wayne 1-8 4-11
Mingo Central 1-8 1-14
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).