EYEWITNESS SPORTS2013 WV Boys State Tournament-Day 2
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Bluefield, Fairmont Sr., Bridgeport, Washington, SC And RCB Record Wins
Reported by: Mark Martin
Videographer: A.J. Good/Josh Lewis
March 14, 2013
The Thursday lineup at the 100th West Virginia Boys State High School Basketball Tournament was filled with four Class AA quarterfinals and two more AAA games.
The day started with Class AA No. 6 Bridgeport knocking off No. 3 Westside, 79-71, which means Gene Randolph will coach another game. The veteran Indian head coach is retiring at the season's end.
Jordan Haywood scored 28 points for the Indians. Chase Robey added 13 in the victory. Ryan Sprouse had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Tyler Sprouse chipped in 10.
Justin Cogar scored 19 points to lead Westside.
The teams combined for 68 free throws.
The first AAA game of two saw newcomer Washington defeat Parkersburg South in a battle of the Patriots, 60-56.
Keldon Bell had 16 points and 17 rebounds for the school from Jefferson County in the state's Eastern Panhandle.
Dominique Newman finished with 17 points, including a layup with 15 seconds left that put Washington ahead to stay, 58-56. Kendell Smith made two free throws with 5 seconds left to secure the win.
Washington improved to 21-5 and will now meet No. 1 Martinsburg in a Class AAA semifinal Friday at 5:30
Martinsburg handed the Bulldogs three losses this season, including a sectional final by a count of 61-55.
The game will pit Dave Rogers against one of his former players, Don Bullett.
Parkersburg South got a game-high 20 from Wes Mitchem as the Patriots finishded 21-5.
Game three of the day had Fairmont Senior's Polar Bears moving on to the Class AA semifinals with a win over Scott on Thursday at the 100th West Virginia Boys State High School Basketball Tournament.
Fairmont Sr., the No. 2 seed, held off the pesky No. 7 Skyhawks, 55-48.
Travon Horton and Jarin Hilson each had 17 to lead Fairmont Sr. to its 20th win of the season. The 20-6 Polar Bears will meet Bridgeport on Friday in the semifinals. Two of Fairmont Senior's wins this season came against the Indians, the No. 6 seed.
Matt Dolan had 18 and Cody Brown 14 for Scott as its season ended at 15-11.
Fairmont Sr. will collide with Bridgeport on Friday at 11:15 a.m. The two met twice during the regular season with the Polar Bears winning both meetings.
Game four on Thursday had Class AA No. 1 seed Bluefield defeating No. 8 North Marion, 62-51.
Lykel Collier led four Bluefield players in double figures with 17 points to put the Beavers into the semifinals on Thursday at 7:15 p.m. Bluefield, last year's runner-up, moved to 23-3.
Bluefield (23-3) advanced to the semifinals for the second straight year.
The Beavers outscored North Marion at the line, 20-3.
Anthony Eades added 15 points for Bluefield. Corey Coppola and D.J. Edwards each scored 13. Michael Yost had 10 rebounds.
Matt Cain had 16 points and 12 rebounds for North Marion, who finished 16-9.
The second Class AAA of the day had the Black Eagles of South Charleston topping Morgantown, 48-39.
SC was led by Brandon Knapper, who had 16 points. Rashaud Kincaid scored 15.
Morgantown received a game-high 17 by WVU recruit Nathan Adrian.
South Charleston, the No. 3 seed, will meet No. 2 Beckley at 9 p.m. Friday night in a semifinal game. The teams split during the season.
The day's final game saw Devonti Birch score 13 points to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 51-44 win over Tolsia.
RCB is now 20-6 and heads to the semifinals at the State Tournametn for the first time since 1996. That's the year the school was formed and the Flying Eagles fell to Fairmont Sr. in the state championship.
With Byrd leading by 17 in the fourth, Tolsia staged a comeback and got with four.
The Rebels ended the season at 17-9.
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