The Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball team made a late comeback at Scott on Friday night but lost 66-62 to the Skyhawks at the Scott High School gym.
Scott, which improved to 7-9 overall and 5-5 in the Cardinal Conference, leap-frogged over the Tigers in the league standings. Chapmanville, which went 0-2 against Class AA sectional rival Scott during the season, dropped to 8-7, 4-5. The Tigers have lost four straight games.
Alan Johnson led the Skyhawks with 20 points. Patrick Underwood and Tanner Bell each had 14. Andrew Day had 12 and Nick Dolan five.
The Tigers were paced by sophomore guard Drew Williamson, who pitched in a game-high 31 points. Jordan Whitt had 13, Dylan Smith 10, Kyle Browning had four and Hunter Neil two.
Scott jumped out to a 14-3 lead after one quarter, 30-19 at the half and 46-33 after three.
The Skyhawks led by as many as 17 points in the third quarter.
The Tigers then rallied in the fourth quarter.
Chapmanville cut it to five at 54-49, however, Scott was able to push the lead out to 61-49 with a Johnson old-fashioned three-point play.
Williamson then led another Chapmanville comeback as he hit two free throws, had a three-point play and later hit a 3-point shot as the Tigers closed to with 63-59 with 26.4 points left.
Johnson netted two free throws to make it 65-59 but Williamson buried another 3 to close Chapmanville within 65-62 with 16 seconds remaining.
Johnson then split from the foul line to put it away.
The Tigers are scheduled to return to action with Tuesday’s 3 p.m. game against Wyoming East in the Little General Shootout at the Big House at the Charleston Civic Center.
CRHS then hosts Mingo Central on Feb. 12 and goes to Sissonville on Feb. 16.
School Conf All
Poca 8-0 12-2
Herbert Hoover 5-2 9-4
Sissonville 5-3 9-5
Tolsia 5-4 10-6
Scott 5-5 7-9
Chapmanville 4-5 8-7
Wayne 2-8 5-12
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).