Tigers defeat Huskies in overtime 62-56


In high school basketball action, the Chapmanville Tigers improved to 5-5 on the season, as they handed Herbert Hoover their second loss of the year with a 62-56 overtime win Saturday night from Danny Godby Gymnasium.


The Tigers jumped out to a 22-9 lead in the first half on the strength of their pressure defense, but the Huskies stormed back to go on a 10-0 run to close the half at 22-19 Chapmanville.


The third quarter saw Hoover continue to surge ahead. They would hold a seven-point lead at the end of the third quarter, and build their lead as high as eleven points in the fourth. The two-time defending state champions would catch fire from the outside after struggling all evening from the perimeter, as three consecutive three's would drop to close the Huskies lead to 50-48.


Chapmanville was trailing by two in the final seconds. Sophomore Devan Workman would follow up a missed three pointer to tie the game and send it into overtime.


In OT the Tigers would take control, and a Brody Dalton lay up and foul with eighteen seconds left would ice the game for Chapmanville, as they won their seventh straight game in the all-time series versus Herbert Hoover, and their tenth in the last eleven meetings.


The Huskies were left to lament a tough night from the free throw line, as they finished 17-32 from the charity strip.


The Tigers were led by Dalton's career-high 32 points in the win, while Workman followed with thirteen points of his own.


Chapmanville will get back into action Tuesday night when they travel to Wyoming East to take on the Warriors.

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