CHAPMANVILLE - With the warm Florida sunshine in the rear view mirror, the Chapmanville Regional High School boys' basketball team returns home on Saturday with the all-day Tiger Shootout at Chapmanville's Danny Godby Gymnasium.
Chapmanville, 7-1 overall and 2-1 in last week's Rock Holiday Classic in Orlando, Florida, is set to take on Class A Clarksburg Notre Dame in Saturday night's Shootout finale around 8:30 p.m.
The Irish were undefeated at 5-0 heading into Thursday's game at Trinity Christian. Notre Dame has wins over Liberty Harrison (94-57), Parkersburg Catholic (76-59), Tug Valley (66-46), Southern Garrett, Maryland (70-67) and Huntington St. Joe (75-47) this season.
The Irish won the Class A state championship in 2017 with a 63-55 victory over Ravenswood.
Six games are on tap in the Tiger Shootout, beginning at 11 a.m. with the Chapmanville Buddy League All-Star Game.
Then at 3 p.m., Cross Lanes Christian takes on Heritage Christian in Game 2.
The third game at 4:30 has the CRHS freshman squad taking on Lincoln County.
The fourth game at 5:15 p.m. pits the Chapmanville JV team against Lincoln County's JV squad.
Then at 7 p.m., Tug Valley plays Lincoln County before the Chapmanville/Notre Dame contest.
Tug Valley (2-3), which was scheduled to play at Sherman on Thursday night, has lost three straight games with losses to Notre Dame and also Tolsia (44-41) and Westside (78-55).
Admission is $7 to the shootout.
The Tigers saw their 26-game winning streak dating back to last season snapped on Dec. 27 with a 48-46 overtime loss to Cincinnati Oak Hills, Ohio, in the first game of the Rock Holiday Classic. Chapmanville then left Florida with two wins in the tournament against Kentucky teams with victories over Perry Central (71-49) and Lincoln County (79-75).
Chapmanville was led by Philip Mullins in the Lincoln County game.
Mullins logged a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Devin Collins led the Tigers in the scoring ledger with 20 points, while Jordan Kish had 18 and Andrew Shull 10.
Collins sank three 3-pointers in the game and had seven boards and five blocks.
Killen finished with six rebounds and four blocked shots.
Killen was in foul trouble and only played 11 minutes.
After the Tiger Shootout, Chapmanville then hosts the Poca Dots on Jan. 10 and travels to Tug Valley on Jan. 15 before going out of state again on Jan. 19 as the Tigers are set to take part in the Martin Luther King Showcase in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Paul Adkins is the sports editor of the Logan Banner. Follow him on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.