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Mahon’s double-double, huge fourth quarter carries Lady Tigers to 42-30 win over Lady Indians

Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

CHAPMANVILLE   Jaiden Mahon posted a double-double scored 12 of her game high 20 points in the fourth quarter as Class AA No. 9 Chapmanville outscored Class AAA No. 6 Sissonville 20-5 in the fourth to defeat the Lady Indians 42-30 Thursday night at the Danny Godby Gymnasium.


Mahon hauled down 16 rebounds to go along with her 20 points as the Lady Tigers picked up their consecutive win over a ranked Class AAA team.


“Jaiden was a huge difference maker in this game. She had great energy on both ends and another double-double,” Chapmanville coach Kristina Gore said.


Chapmanville, who defeated eighth-ranked Ripley Monday night, has won four straight and seven of its last eight games to improve to 9-5. Sissonville, who had its five-game winning streak snapped, fell to 11-5 with the loss.


Chapmanville led 18-16 at halftime despite starting guard Haley Fleming having to sit most of the first half with three fouls.


In her absence, Daizi Farley scored five of her seven points in the second quarter while Hannah Miller and Tayli Smith, both sophomores, came in and provided the Lady Tigers with quality minutes off the bench.


“Overall, very pleased to get out of this game with a win. When your starting point guard sits the entire second and third quarters due to foul trouble, it’s usually not a good recipe for success,” Gore said. “We had some kids really step up and keep the game close.”


“Daizi Farley did a nice job for the most part of taking care of the ball and assuming command out there. Tayli Smith and Hannah Miller came in and gave us some big minutes as well,” Gore said. “When Haley was on the floor, she was very effective. It would’ve been nice to have had her for over 16 minutes, (but) she’ll learn from the silly early fouls she made to avoid that situation in the future.”


Sissonville outscored Chapmanville 9-4 in the third quarter and led 25-23 heading into the fourth quarter.


The Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Indians 20-5 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 12-point victory.


Sissonville connected on 12 of its 52 shots from the field, but pounded the glass for 14 offensive rebounds leading to seven second chance points and 16 points in the paint to stay within striking distance of the Lady Tigers.


“I’m not thrilled with our kids’ effort. We allowed more offensive rebounds tonight than any other game this year,” Gore said. “I had a couple kids just standing there with their arms up hoping the ball would land in their hands instead of putting a body on somebody and clearing them out of the lane.”


“A lot of that had to do with not being mentally tough and letting poor offensive performances affect the defensive end of the floor,” Gore said. “Poor body language spoke volumes to me, as well. That’s unacceptable and can’t be who we are. It will be corrected moving forward or there will be new faces on the floor and familiar ones on the bench.”


Kynna Britton had 11 points, McKinley Britton finished with eight points, Ava Hillabold six points and Makayla Ullman five points for Sissonville.


Jaycee Blair, Alaira Evans and Fleming each had five points for Chapmanville, who made 13 of its 43 shots from the field.  

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