CHAPMANVILLE — It was a nice bounce back win for the Chapmanville Middle School boys’ basketball team which won 48-40 over county rival Man last Thursday night at the CMS gym.
Chapmanville Middle (5-3) was coming off a loss at Logan Middle School, its other county rival.
CMS trailed Man 17-3 in the first half before cutting the lead to two before halftime.
The Tigers then ran off a 19-point fourth quarter to close out the win.
Dylan Smith Scored 11 points, had three steals and dished out five assists to lead CMS.
“Dylan does a little bit of everything for us,” Chapmanville Middle coach Jody Harless said. “He handles the ball, scores and plays hard on defense. This was his best game. He played with a lot of heart tonight.”
CMS sixth-grader Devin Collins led the scoring attack with 15 points, including three makes from beyond the 3-point arc.
“Devin is only a sixth-grader but I look for great things from him,” Harless said. “Devin works hard every day and I think he is only going to get better and better.”
Collins plays for the Huntington Express AAU team in the spring and summer and is the only member from West Virginia in his age division.
Tyler moore had nine points and seven boards for Chapmanville.
Jeremy Lilly had four points and seven rebounds.
“I can’t say enough about the play of our big guys tonight,” Harless said. “Tyler Moore, Jeremy Lilly and Hunter Workman played with a lot of grit and determination. I’m very proud of them. Adam Vance and Austin Bledsoe also provied a lot of spark tonight.”
Vance came off the bench to score eight points including two, 3-pointers. Bledsoe finished with one point.
Man was led by Daniel Buchanan and Tyler Grimmett who each dropped in 14 points. Dylan Goodman had six, Cameron Simpson four and Tyler Blair two.
Chapmanville Middle was scheduled to be back in action Saturday at George Washington Middle School.
CMS 46, Man 9
Chapmanville Middle School also won Thursday night’s girls matchup with Man as the Lady Tigers rolled over the Lady Pioneers 46-9.
Lexi Martin led CMS with 14 points. Hollie Carter had 10, Taylor Manns eight and Alyson Bragg five. Richelle Thompson, Kortni Adkins and Alyx Bush all had two points.
For Man, Madison Paynter led the way with four points. Sydney Keffer and Madison Meade netted two each. Courtney Hinkle had one point.