Feb. 21, 2013
Chapmanville spoils Tolsia’s SENIOR NIGHT; upsets #4 Class AA Rebels 45-43…
GLENHAYES, WV – The Rebels are looking to make a big impact at the end of the season heading towards tournament time. Tolsia first recognized their seven seniors on SENIOR NIGHT against the Chapmanville Tigers. The Rebels came into the contest ranked #4 in Class AA and the Tigers were just outside the top ten ranked #11. The Tigers made a late run to spoil the festivities at Rebel Arena as they came away with a 45-43 win.
With a tight defensive battle in the first half, both teams went over 2 minutes without scoring a point in the 1st period. The Rebels senior Brandon Clark put Tolsia on the scoreboard with 5:01 left in the 1st period as he made 1 of 2 from the charity line.
Tolsia (13-8) and the Tigers (12-9) went into the locker room with Chapmanville claiming a 1 point lead, 32-31, on the scoreboard. The second half is where things got heated between the two teams and also the fans in the stands. Tolsia senior Morgan Stacy was denied a pass to senior teammate Terry Davis as the Tigers Kenny Plumley stole the pass and was headed in the opposite direction. Plumley raced down the court and went up for a two handed dunk when Stacy went up along Plumley and made contact in the air. Plumley came crashing to the hard court on his back and was down for several minutes from the fall…..that’s when the fans and benches got fired up.
The 3rd and 4th periods were physcial on the court on both offense and defense for the two squads. Late in the 4th period the Rebels Terry Davis knocked down a turn around jump shot to put Tolsia up 39-38 with 1:25 left in regulation.
Chapmanville’s senior MacKenzie Martin put the Tigers back out in front with a jump shot of his own and then was later fouled and made both free throw attempts to put Champnaville up 42-39 with 25 seconds left on the clock. With several quick fouls by the Rebels, the Tigers made free throws to make it 45-40 with just seconds left. Davis dribbled the ball up he court and launches a shot from just beyond the 3-point line, the buzzer sounds as the ball is in the air and bangs off the rim before dropping through the net for a 3-pointer. Davis’ shot was not enough as the Tigers upset the Rebels 45-43 on SENIOR NIGHT.
The Rebels were led by Terry Davis with 15 points as teammate Brandon Clark added 13 points. Tolsia went 13-22 from the foul line in the loss.
Chapmanville’s MacKenzie Martin led all scorers on the night with 23 points as he was the only Tiger to hit double digits in the win. The Tigers went 11-19 from the charity line.
Tolsia is #1 seed in the Sectional Tournament next week and will wait the winner of the Wayne/Chapmanville game and the Rebels will play on Thursday night at Logan.
LAZER photos by John Nolan
Scoring: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
C-ville 9 13 12 11 45
Tolsia 8 13 10 12 43
Brewer – 8 pts
Clark – 13 pts
Davis – 15
Stacy – 7
Dalton – 3 pts
Hurst – 8 pts
Martin – 23 pts
Plumley – 9 pts
Cox – 2 pts