MAN — The Mingo Central High School girls’ basketball team used a second half surge to bury the homestanding Man Lady Billies, 62-39, on Tuesday night at the Man Memorial Fieldhouse.
Man (6-10) fell behind 12-11 after one quarter and just 22-17 at the half. Mingo Central then expanded the lead to 41-29 after three.
Sarah Blevins paced Man with 20 points on the night.
Morgan Muncy had six points, while Summer Combs and Allie Meade tallied four points each. Courtney Hinkle had three and Chelsey Vance two points. Combs was honored during the game which was also Senior Night.
Hannah Church led Mingo Central with a game-high 26 points. She drained six 3-pointers on the night and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line.
Kylee Varney had 10 points, while T. Joplin had nine and Shylah Goff eight.
Alyssa Pack and Makazia Rhodes had three each and Markah York had two points and Mackinsey Spencer one.
The Miners have the No. 4 seed for next week’s Class AA Region 4 Section 2 tournament and are scheduled to play No. 5 Scott on Monday at 7 p.m. at Logan High School’s Willie Akers Arena. The winner advances to play on Wednesday at 6 p.m. against No. 1 seed Wayne in one of the two semifinals.
The other semifinal on Wednesday has No. 2 seed Chapmanville Regional taking on No. 3 Tolsia at 8 p.m.
The two semifinal winners advance to play in the sectional championship game on Thursday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.
Man is scheduled to play in next week’s Class A sectionals against an undetermined opponent.
The Logan High School girls’ basketball team closed out the regular season with a 6-14 record after winning 66-64 over Tolsia on Tuesday night at Logan’s Willie Akers Arena.
Logan had to rally to win.
After a 10-10 tie at the end of one, Tolsia took a 38-29 halftime lead and held a 50-44 advantage after three. Logan’s 22-14 fourth then set the final score.
Monica Mitchell led the way with 26 points and 18 rebounds. Jamyya Knox and Britney Welch also broke into double figures in scoring with 19 and 12 points respectively.
Ally Sipple had eight and Ashton Spry one.
Tolsia (10-11) was paced by Dena Jarrells, who poured in 41 points.
Logan is slated to play at Lincoln County on Monday at 7 p.m. in the Class AAA sectional tourney.
(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).