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Lady Tigers Defeat Lady Skyhawks For 3rd Straight Win

Chapmanville Regional High School received balanced scoring to defeat Scott 56-50 on Saturday afternoon at Scott High School.

Four players scored in double figures as the Lady Tigers won their third straight game to improve to 6-6 on the season.

Sophomore Chloe Thompson led Chapmanville with 14 points. Claire Dingess and Jaiden Mahon each had 11 points and Hayley Fleming 10 for the Lady Tigers.

“Chloe had a real nice game for us and her effort on the boards was much improved,” Chapmanville coach Kristina Gore said. “She was more aggressive offensively and it’s good to see her continue to come along.”

Chapmanville, who was coming off a 60-56 upset of Class AA No. 7 Mingo Central on Thursday, led 16-8 after one quarter and 29-24 at halftime.

“We were up double digits in the second quarter and let our foot off the gas defensively,” Gore said. “They got hot and scored on three possessions in a row heading into halftime to cut it to single digits.”

The Lady Tigers held a 48-43 advantage after three quarters and held off the Lady Skyhawks for the six-point victory.

“I knew coming in this was going to be a tough game for us and we were coming riding an emotional high after the win at Mingo Central,” Gore said. “We didn’t come into this game focused on doing the little things it takes to control the game.”

“At Mingo Central every girl that touched the floor had at least four rebounds because we were focused on pursuing the basketball,” Gore said. “For whatever reason, our guards thought they needed to leak out instead of getting after the boards and I am extremely disappointed in that area of the game.”

Chapmanville overcame struggles at the free throw line as they were 13-of-26 for the game and just 4-of-13 in the fourth quarter.

“Our foul shooting down the stretch was absolutely atrocious,” Gore said. “We shot 50 percent for the game, was just 4-for-13 in the fourth and that’s not how you close out games.”

Gracie Ferrell led Scott with 14 points and Jenna Butcher had 11 for the Lady Skyhawks, who drop to 1-9 with the loss and will travel to Class AAA No. 10 Winfield on Monday.

“Coach Harper has a young team that plays hard, and he’s got a couple of girls that can flat out shoot it, even with a hand in their face,” Gore said.

Chapmanville will return to action Monday at home against Class A reigning champion and ninth-ranked Tug Valley.

“We’ve got a big challenge waiting for us Monday in Tug Valley,” Gore said. “If we want to keep this thing going, we have to look ourselves in the mirror and commit to doing what it takes to win, and that’s solid defense and rebounding.”

CRHS 16 13 19 8- 56

Scott 8 16 19 7- 50

Chapmanville Regional: Daizi Farley 8, Claire Dingess 11, Hayley Fleming 10, Jaiden Mahon 11, Brooke Christian 2, Chloe Thompson 14.

Scott: Shea Miller 9, Jenna Butcher 11, Gracie Ferrell 14, Abby Walls 2, Kelsey Harper 9, Haven Tomblin 4, Brooke Ball 1.



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