Chapmanville's Haley Fleming (1) shoots over the outstretched hand of Robert C. Byrd's Martina Howe (5) during second quarter action of the Lady Tigers 55-44 loss Saturday afternoon at Logan's Willie Akers Arena (Photo by Bill Lusk/WVOW Sports).
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LOGAN Avery Childers and Martina Howe combined for 44 points and Class AAA No. 5 Robert C. Byrd defeated Class AA No. 7 Chapmanville 55-44 Saturday afternoon in the 2023 Wildcat Classic Premiere Hoops Showcase at the Willie Akers Arena.
Childers finished with a game-high 23 points, 18 of those coming in the second and fourth quarters, while Howe scored 15 of her 18 in the first half as Robert C. Byrd (7-2) won its third straight game.
Alaira Evans had 21 points, 16 coming in the second half, for Chapmanville (7-3). Jaiden Mahon knocked down three second quarter 3-pointers and finished with 11 points for the Lady Tigers.
Howe scored eight points in the first quarter to put the Lady Eagles out front 11-9 after one quarter of play. The Lady Eagles stretched their lead to six, 15-9, before Mahon hit three 3’s as part of a Chapmanville 9-2 run the tied the contest, 18-18, with 3:45 to play before halftime.
Childers, who scored nine points in the second quarter, had seven points during the Lady Eagles’ 9-3 run to end half to boost RCB’s lead to 27-21 at halftime.
Childers scored four straight points to start the third quarter as the Lady Eagles lead ballooned to 10 points, 31-21, with 6:24 to play in the quarter.
Chapmanville answered right back with a 10-3 run and drew to within three, 34-31, with 1:40 to play on a pair of free throws from Evans.
Childers hit three field goals made three free throws in a 17-10 run that broke the game open and gave RCB its biggest lead, 51-39, with 2:44 to play in the fourth quarter.
Robert C. Byrd 55, Chapmanville 44
Robert C. Byrd (7-2)
Lowther 2, Howe 18, Curotz 6, Sturm 6, Childers 23.
Fleming 2, Farley 6, Mahon 11, Christian 4, Evans 21.
Robert C. Byrd 11 16 12 16- 55
Chapmanville 9 12 14 9- 44
3-Point Field Goals_Robert C. Byrd 6 (Howe 4, Sturm 2), Chapmanville 8 (Farley 2, Mahon 3, Evans 3).