Great basketball for a greater cause at the Chance Harman Classic

AJ Cantrell goes for the shot in the Chance Harman Classic Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Doug Thompson)
A good crowd for fantastic high school basketball over two days at Floyd County High School to honor the memory of Chance Harman.
Kaiden Swortak drives under a Union Defender to score.

Two days of great basketball that raised funds for an even greater cause at the Chance Harman Memorial Classic on the Alan Cantrell Court at Floyd County High School Friday and Saturday.

The FCHS Buffaloes led Union from the start of Saturday’s match before an enthusiastic crowd. The lad by the Buffs stretched to more than 20 points in the third quarter before they closed out the win 61-50.

The Lady Buffaloes tied Cave Spring Knight at 13 all by the end of the first quarter and again early at 17 all in the second, but the Lady Knights of Cave Spring took the lead and never lost it, with a halftime score of 23-19 at halftime and stretching that to 36-32 by the end the third quarter and taking the win 55-47.

The real goal 9f the 15 games and related events, auctions, raffles, and homemade goodies was to remember the loss of young Chance Harman in 2007 to a rare form of brain cancer and raised money for the Pediatric Cancer organization to help research ways to help others attacked by the disease, along with scholarships.

Lady Buffalo Destiny Harman, Chance’s sister, was given the game ball before the match, which brought a standing ovation from the crowd. She scored 19 points in them game.

Destiny Harman of the Lady Buffaloes shoots from the 3-point line. She led in three-point scores for the team.
Rylan Swortzel goes for a score.
Kiley Hylton of the Lady Buffaloes scores aginst the Knights.
Micah Underwood of the Buffaloes fires from the 3-point line.

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