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Prep Roundup: Blevins Scores 35 In Man’s 108-45 Win; Lady Tigers & Lady Wildcats Pick Up Wins

Caleb Blevins scored a career-high 35 points and hit seven 3-pointers in Man’s 108-45 victory at Van on Thursday night.

Aden Martin had 26 and Jeremiah Harless 22 for the Class A No. 3 Hillbillies, who had season highs in points scored (108) and field goals made (44), to win their 10th straight contest.

It was the third time this season that Man has cracked the century mark. To date, there have been just 10 games in the state of West Virginia where one school has reached the century mark. Man (three games) and Morgantown (two games) are the only schools to have eclipsed the century mark more than once in a game this season.

It was also the fifth time that Man has scored 100 points or more since TJ Blevins took over the program at the start of the 2016-17 season. The 108 points is the most scored in the Blevins era and the most points scored by Man in a game since Dec. 28, 1996 when the Hillbillies scored 107 in a 107-36 victory over the Iaeger Cubs.

Blevins, who has 979 career points at Man High School, is knocking on the door of becoming the 12th member of the 1,000-point club at Man High School. Blevins will have that opportunity Tuesday night when Man host sectional rival and Class A No. 6 Tug Valley.

Blevins and Martin combined to score 43 first half points as Man built a 37-7 lead after one and led 63-24 at halftime. The duo combined for 11 of Man’s 14 3-pointers including seven triples in the opening quarter.

Ten Hillbillies cracked the scoring column as Man improved to 14-2.

Brayden Roe led Van with 11 points and Brady Green added nine for the Bulldogs, who fall to 2-12 with the loss and will travel to Sherman Friday night.

Man 108, Van 45

Man (14-2)

Jeremiah Harless 9 4-6 22, Aden Martin 11 0-0 26, Trey Brown 2 0-0 5, Jordan Adams 3 0-0 6,

Caleb Blevins 13 2-3 35, James Scites 1 0-0 2, Jacob Walls 2 0-0 5, Colton Miller 1 0-0 2,

Brady Hall-Montgomery 1 0-0 3, Conner Baisden 1 0-0 2. Totals: 44 6-9 108.

Van (2-12)

Payton Pauley 1 1-2 3, Gavin Branham 3 0-1 7, Shaun Booth 3 0-0 7, Brayden Roe 5 0-0 11,

Brady Green 4 1-2 9, Jax McCarty 4 0-0 8. Totals: 20 2-5 45.

Man 37 26 18 27- 108

Van 7 17 16 5 - 45

3-point field goals: Man 14 (Martin 4, Brown, Blevins 7, Walls, Hall-Montgomery), Van 3 (Branham, Booth, Roe).

Thursday’ Girls High School Basketball

Chapmanville Regional 68, Scott 49: Haley Fleming had 20 points to lead Class AA No. 10 Chapmanville to a 68-49 Senior Night victory over the Lady Skyhawks of Scott Thursday night at Danny Godby Gymnasium.

Before the contest, Chapmanville honored its three seniors: Julie Campbell, Clare Dingess and Bry Marcum.

“This was my first time as a head coach experiencing senior night,” Chapmanville coach Kristina Gore said. “It was emotional for me to see our three seniors walk out there with their families and our younger girls watching realizing that while we will still be a family next season, not all of us will be there.”

“Of course, there will be new faces next year that come into the fold, but goodbyes are hard,” Gore said. “I’m hoping we have about four weeks or so before we have to say goodbye to them.”

Jaiden Mahon had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Lady Tigers. As for the seniors, they combined to scored 11 points in the victory.

Dingess led the seniors with six points on two made field goals and two free throws.

“It’s hard to put into words what Clare means to me, and we wouldn’t be where we are this season if she hadn’t brought into the culture, we started to build last year,” Gore said. “This program is on its way up and we are going to have success down the road.”

“She (Claire) unfortunately won’t get to experience that with us,” Gore said. “Those kids will be standing on solid ground that she helped level.”

Marcum connected on two field goals and scored five points.

“Bry is an amazing individual and is talented in many areas outside of basketball,” Gore said. “She is fun to be around, she is a work horse in practice, and she beats our girls to death every day making sure they are ready for battle.”

Campbell, a first-year senior, saw action but failed to crack the scoring column.

“Julie absolutely loves basketball,” Gore said. “She has improved tremendously and has such a caring heart for others.”

Gracie Ferrell had 13 points to lead Scott in scoring.

The Lady Skyhawks (1-16) will look to snap an eight-game losing streak Saturday when they host Class AAA No. 7 Ripley.

Chapmanville (10-10) will travel to Lincoln County Tuesday night.

Chapmanville 68, Scott 49

Scott (1-16)

Shea Miller 1 5-5 8, Jenna Butcher 2 0-0 6, Gracie Ferrell 5 2-2 13, Brooke Ball 0 4-6 4, Kelsey Harper 2 5-5 9, Haven Tomblin 3 1-2 9. Totals: 13 17-20 49

Chapmanville (10-10)

Daizi Farley 2 1-2 7, Claire Dingess 2 2-3 6, Haley Fleming 7 5-8 20, Jaiden Mahon 4 1-2 12, Chloe Thompson 3 1-2 7, Brooke Christian 3 0-0 6, Laken Parks 2 0-0 5, Bry Marcum 2 0-0 5.

Totals: 25 10-17 68.

Logan 76, Westside 30: Class AAA No. 4 Logan overcame a slow start to defeat Westside 76-30 Thursday night on Senior Night at Willie Akers Arena.

Logan led 8-6 after one quarter of play but outscored Westside 21-6 in the second quarter to take control of the contest. The Lady Wildcats put the game away with a 29-5 outburst in the third quarter.

“I felt we tried so hard in the first quarter that nothing could go right,” Logan coach Kevin Gertz said. “We settled down and they were amazing.”

Logan’s five seniors; players Mika Dalton, Emma Elkins, Peyton Ilderton and Abbie Myers and student manager Allison Perry were recognized before the start of Thursday’s contest.

“I have five great seniors and it meant so much that all got to spend it together,” Gertz said.

The four Lady Wildcats seniors combined to score 50 of Logan’s 78 points with Dalton leading the way with 18 points while Ilderton finished with 16, Myers nine and Elkins seven to make it a special night for Gertz, who celebrated his 54th birthday.

“It was the greatest way I could ever spend my birthday was to spend it with my kids,” Gertz said. “I love every one of them like they’re my own daughters.”

Natalie Blankenship added 11 points for the Lady Wildcats, who have won eight straight to improve to 18-2 on the season.

Kenzie Morgan led Westside with eight points and Kaitlyn Lester finished with six.

Westside falls to 4-13 and will travel to Tug Valley on Friday night while Logan will return to action Monday night when they host Lincoln County.

Logan 76, Westside 30

Westside (4-13)

Sydney Cochran 1 0-0 2, Kaitlyn Lester 3 0-1 6, Kenzie Morgan 2 4-9 8, Addie Lusk 0 1-2 1, Daish Cline 0 1-2 1, Emily Johnson 1 0-0 2, Shyan Jenkins 2 0-2 4, Ryleigh McNeely 2 0-0 4, Emily Osborne 1 0-0 2.

Totals: 12 6-16 30.

Logan (18-2)

Natalie Blankenship 4 2-3 11, Abbie Myers 4 0-0 9, Darea Capua 1 0-0 2, Mika Dalton 6 4-5 18, Halle Crouse 1 1-2 3, Peyton Ilderton 6 3-4 16, Emma Elkins 1 5-6 7, Autumn Adkins 1 0-0 3, Bam Mosby 1 0-0 2, Rylee Conn 2 1-2 5. Totals: 27 16-22 76.

Westside 6 6 5 13- 30

Logan 8 21 29 18- 76

3-point field goals: Westside 0, Logan 5 (Dalton 2, Blankenship, Ilderton, Myers).



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