Chapmanville Regional High School’s Abby Marcum caught fire early in last week’s girls’ basketball game against county rival Logan at the Charleston Civic Center.
Marcum, a junior guard/forward, gave the Lady Tigers a spark early on as she nailed four jump shots from 15 to 19 feet out. The last hoop gave CRHS an 11-6 lead and Chapmanville went on to beat Logan 49-44 in the Little General Shootout in the Big House.
Marcum led Chapmanville with 12 points and eight rebounds.
“She got us going and it was really the first time all year that we really got things going in the first quarter,” CRHS coach David Williamson said.
With the win over the Lady Cats, the Lady Tigers took the season series with Logan two games to one.
The county rival Lady Cats and Lady Tigers had split in two previous meetings with Logan winning 59-56 on Dec. 2 at CRHS in the season opener and falling 57-44 on Jan. 4 at home to Chapmanville.
The Lady Tigers have two games left in the regular season. Chapmanville was set to play at Sissonville on Tuesday night and host Mingo Central on Thursday night.
CRHS is likely to draw Tolsia for the upcoming Class AA sectional tournament at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena.
Chapmanville is looking for its first trip to the state tournament since 2011.
Coach Williamson has announced that this will be his last season at the Lady Tigers’ helm.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).