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Tigers rally past Lions to win Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament



Chapmanville cheerleaders and boys basketball team members pose for a photo after the Tigers 61-55 victory over Moravian Prep in the finals of the Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament (Holly Eldridge/Holly Eldridge Photography).


Bill Lusk | WVOW Sports

CHAPMANVILLE The Chapmanville Tigers rallied from a seven-point third quarter deficit to defeat Moravian Prep 61-55 in the finals of the Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament Saturday night at Danny Godby Gymnasium.


The Tigers, ranked sixth in The Associated Press high school boys basketball preseason poll for Class AA, improved to 4-0 and won the Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament for the seventh consecutive year and for the eighth time in the last 10 years.


Zion Blevins basket with 0:41 remaining broke a 55-55 tie and gave Chapmanville a 57-55 lead they would not relinquish.


Sal Dean hit two free throws with 0:18 to play and Isaiah Smith knocked down two more free throws with 0:04 remaining to set the final score.


Blevins' basket came 0:31 after Pharoah Fields third 3-pointer tied the game with a 1:12 remaining.


Chapmanville trailed by seven, 41-34, after a 3 from Jermaine Knaff with 0:32 remaining in the third quarter. For Knaff, who led Moravian Prep and all scorers with 22 points, it was one of his six 3-pointers on the evening.


Dean would close the quarter with a 3 of his own to bring Chapmanville within four, 41-37, after three quarters.


Blevins scored the first six points of the fourth quarter for Chapmanville and extend the Tigers run to 9-0, giving them a 43-41 lead with 6:37 remaining.


The fourth quarter featured six ties and five lead changes before Brody Dalton put Chapmanville ahead 53-52 with 1:32 to play.


Moravian Prep led 15-9 after one quarter and held a 28-23 advantage at halftime. Leading by seven in the final stages of the third quarter, the Lions appeared to be on their way to victory, however, the Tigers seized the momentum and outscored their North Carolina counterparts 27-14 to secure the win.


Knaff and Fields combined for nine of Moravian Prep's 10 3-pointers. Fields finished with 14 points including three 3's for the Lions.


Blevins, much like he did to start the fourth quarter, scored Chapmanville's first five points to give the Tigers a brief 5-3 lead, but Knaff hit consecutive 3's in the first quarter to give Moravian a 6-5 lead.


Kniff's 3 was the start of a 12-4 run to give the Lions a 15-9 lead after one quarter.


Dalton scored 10 of his 16 points in the second quarter to keep Chapmanville within striking distance, but the Tigers still trailed by five at halftime.


Dean finished with 17 points for Chapmanville. The Belfry (KY) transfer scored seven points late in the third quarter to fuel the Tigers rally.


Chapmanville 61, Moravian Prep 55


Moravian Prep

Lee 0 2-2 2, Reed 1 0-0 2, Fields 4 3-3 14, Knaff 8 0-0 22, Jacobs 1 0-2 3, Davis 2 2-2 6, Blocker 2 0-0 4. Totals: 19 7-9 55.


Chapmanville

Dean 6 4-4 17, Blevins 8 3-3 19, Workman 1 0-0 2, Smith 2 2-2 7, Dalton 6 3-4 16.

Totals: 23 12-13 61.


Moravian Prep 15 13 13 14- 55

Chapmanville 9 14 14 24- 61

3-point field goals- Moravian Prep 10 (Fields 3, Knaff 6, Jacobs), Chapmanville 3 (Dean, Smith, Dalton).


Chapmanville 68, West Logan Christian Academy 56: Zion Blevins led four Tigers in double figures with 19 points as Class AA No. 6 Chapmanville cruised to a 68-56 win over West Logan Christian Academy in the opening round of the Bob Runyon Memorial Tournament Friday night at the Danny Godby Gymnasium.


Blevins finished with 19 points and seven rebounds for the Tigers while Sal Dean had 14 points, seven steals and five assists. Isaiah Smith finished with 14 points and was 4 of 7 from 3-point range and Brody Dalton contributed 11 points and six rebounds.


Chapmanville used a pair of first half runs, made 16 of 31 field goals in the opening half while holding West Logan to 13 points on just 5 of 25 shooting from the field, and led 36-13 at halftime.


The Tigers led by as many as 31 points in the fourth quarter and held a commanding 68-39 lead with 5:40 to play on Dean's layup.


West Logan battled to the final buzzer and was able to outscore the Chapmanville reserves 17-0 over the final 5:40 to set the final score.


Chapmanville, who was shooting a blitzing 58 percent from the field with 5:40 to play in the fourth, missed its final 11 shots and finished 29 of 61 from the floor good enough for 47.5 percent.


West Logan shot 17 of 37 in the second half and finished 22 of 62 for the game. Jacob Walls led the Warriors with 15 points while Andrew Cozart had 14 and Nick Knox 13.


Chapmanville 68, West Logan Academy 56

West Logan Academy

Walls 6-13 2-4 15, Cozart 5-9 0-0 14, Knox 6-19 1-3 13, Scites 3-10 1-1 7, Adams 1-7 2-2 4, Sherrod 1-2 1-2 3, Preece 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 22-62 7-12 56.


Chapmanville

Blevins 8-12 3-3 19, Dean 6-15 1-2 14, Smith, I. 5-8 0-0 14, Dalton 5-8 1-2 11, Workman 3-5 0-0 6, Smith, E. 2-6 0-0 4, Adkins, B. 0-3 0-0 0, Tomblin 0-1 0-0 0, Baisden 0-3 0-0 0,

Adkins, Tr. 0-0 0-0 0, Adkins, Tu. 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 29-61 5-7 68.


West Logan 7 6 20 23- 56

Chapmanville 15 21 22 10- 68

3-point field goals- West Logan Academy 5-19 (Walls 1-6, Cozart 4-6, Knox 0-3, Scites 0-1, Adams 0-1, Preece 0-2), Chapmanville 5-17 (Dean 1-4, Smith 4-7, Dalton 0-1, Workman 0-2, Adkins, B. 0-1, Baisden 0-2). Rebounds- West Logan 31 (Knox 8), Chapmanville 39 (Blevins 7). Assists- West Logan 9 (Adams 2, Cozart 2, Scites 2, Walls 2), Chapmanville 13 (Dean 5). Total fouls- West Logan 5, Chapmanville 13. Technicals- None. Fouled out- None.



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