The Chapmanville Regional High School girls’ basketball team lost a heartbreaker on Thursday night with a 57-51 overtime loss at Poca.
Chapmanville dropped to 8-8 overall and 5-5 in the Cardinal Conference. The Poca Dots improved to 10-7 overall and 5-5 in the league, tying Chapmanville in the conference standings.
The Dots earned a season split with the Lady Tigers. CRHS beat Poca 69-64 at home on Dec. 8.
Aubrey Chandler led the Dots with 22 points while Autumn Smith had 15 and Casey Skeens pumped in 13.
Freshman Madison Webb, who tied the game late in regulation, led Chapmanville with 12 points and 11 rebounds. She also had two assists and a blocked shot.
Shian Meeks had nine, Taylor Manns eight, Abby Marcum seven and freshman Kaylee Blair and NeNe Osborne tossed in six points apiece. Lexi Martin had three points.
Meeks also had three rebounds, four assists and four steals. Osborne added three assists, one steal and one board.
Marcum pulled down six boards and had one assist and one steal.
Katie Workman had one board. Manns tacked on five rebounds, two blocks and one steal. Blair had five boards and Martin had two rebounds and four assists.
Chapmanville led 15-7 after one quarter but fell behind 28-24 at the half after the Dots outscored CRHS 21-9 in the second quarter.
The Lady Tigers trailed 38-35 after three and sent the game to overtime with a 14-11 edge in the fourth to tie the game up at 49. Poca then outscored the Lady Tigers 8-2 in OT.
Chapmanville is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday against Class AA state power Wyoming East in the Little General Shootout at the Big House at the Charleston Civic Center. Tip off is set for 4:20 p.m.
Wyoming East is 15-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state.
The Warriors have rolled to many lopsided wins all season.
East’s last six wins have come over Beckley (82-19), Westside (69-26), Shady Spring (105-24), James Monroe (88-33), North Marion (78-59) and Pikeview (77-47).
The Warriors’ closest challenge was a 46-44 win on Dec. 12 over East Carter (Ky.) in the Boyd County Roundball Classic in Ashland, Ky.
East is led by freshman phenom and 6-foot-4 center Emily Saunders.
Girls’ Basketball Standings
TEAM CONF ALL
Sissonville 8-0 13-2
Wayne 9-1 14-3
Tolsia 8-4 10-8
Chapmanville 5-5 8-8
Poca 5-5 7-10
Herbert Hoover 3-7 5-12
Mingo Central 2-7 5-9
Scott 0-11 0-15
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).