CHARLESTON — The Chapmanville Regional High School boys’ basketball team matched up with an unexpected opponent on Tuesday night in the Shootout in the Big House tournament at the Charleston Civic Center.
Chapmanville was originally scheduled to play Wyoming East, but the Warriors canceled earlier in the day due to inclement weather.
So instead, the Tigers played the Class A Charleston Catholic Irish. Catholic was slated to play St. Marys later on Tuesday night, but like East, could not make it to the Civic Center due to the day’s snowfall and icy travel conditions.
Chapmanville came out on top, winning 61-52 over Catholic and improving to 9-7 on the season.
Drew Williamson led Chapmanville with a 20-point effort. Dylan Smith also had 18, while Jordan Whitt had 12. Kyle Browning and Tyler Moore each had four points, while Hunter Neil had three.
Smith and Williamson each hit four 3-pointers on the night.
The Tigers were 22-for-50 shooting from the floor and 9-for-16 from the foul line. The Irish were 20-for-53 shooting and 6-for-11 from the line.
Charleston Catholic led 17-16 after one quarter and CRHS outscored the Irish 15-14 in the second to forge a 31-31 tie at halftime. The Tigers led 45-40 after three and outscored Catholic 16-12 in the fourth.
The Tigers canned 8-of-15 shots from behind the 3-point arc.
Whitt had a double-double as he also pulled down 10 rebounds.
The Tigers ended a four-game losing skid with the win.
Charleston Catholic fell to 8-8, dropping its fifth straight game.
Hayden McCarty led the Irish with 20 points. Sam Jenkins added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. He also had five blocks.
Browning also dished out 10 assists for the Tigers.
CRHS hosts Mingo Central on Saturday night and then goes to Sissonville on Feb. 16.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).