EYEWITNESS SPORTS2013 WV Boys State Tournament-Day 3
from Eyewitness News Online
And Then There Were Six
Reported by: Mark Martin
Videographer: A.J. Good/Josh Lewis
March 15, 2013
Championship Saturday is set at the 100th annual West Virginia Boys State High School Basketball Tournament. Six teams moved into Saturday's action with semifinal wins Friday.
The Charleston Catholic Fighting Irish, the No. 3 seed, will go up against No. 1 seed Tug Valley at noon on Saturday inside the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum for the Class A state title.
Catholic was a winner in the first game of the day downing No. 7 Wheeling Central, 61-55.
Nick George scored 24 points, Zach Casto had 16 points and 15 rebounds as Catholic moved to 24-3.
Central, an upset winner over No. 2 Magnolia on Wednesday, finished at 14-13. For seventh-seeded Central, which finished 14-13, David Park had 18 points to lead the Knights.
Later in the day Tug Valley topped No. 4 Tucker County, 54-41 in the other Class A semi. Tug Valley moves to 24-3.
Thomas Baisden scored 18 points and Mikey Newsome had 16 for the Panthers.
Tucker finished 21-4. Ian Nichols Fourth-seeded Tucker County (21-4) was hoping to advance to the championship game Ian Nichols had 26 points and 14 rebounds for Tucker County.
Tug Valley took down Catholic during the regular season at the CCCC, 61-38.
The game features last season's Class AA champ in Tug Valley against the defending Class A title winners in Catholic.
In the first of two Class AA semifinals, Fairmont Sr. defeated Bridgeport, 65-58.
Travon Horton and Jarin Hilson scored 19 points apiece to lead the Poclar Bears. Shaquille Washington added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Fairmont Senior.
Fairmont Sr., now 21-6, will play for a title for the first time since falling in 1998 to Woodrow Wilson in Class AAA.
Jordan Haywood led Bridgeport with 17 points. Wilfong had 16 and Tyler Sprouse 15.
The game was the last for Bridgeport's Gene Randolph, who is retiring.
Bluefield used a late 12-0 run to beat Robert C. Byrd 54-48 Friday night, giving the Beavers a second-straight berth in the Class AA championship game.
The No. 1 Beavers are now 24-3.
Anthony Eades led Bluefield with 15 points. D.J. Edwards added 13 and Lykel Collier and Michael Yost had 10 apiece.
Robert C. Byrd's Devonti Birch had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Donte' Grantham scored 18 points to lead Martinsburg to a 45-42 win over Eastern Panhandle rival Washington in the first Class AAA semifinal Friday night.
Top-seeded Martinsburg, now 25-2, beat fourth-seeded Washington, 21-6. for the fourth time this season and returns to the championship game for the first time since winning the 2009 title.
Dominique Newman led Washington with 15 points.
Nequan Carrington scored 16 points and Woodrow Wilson held off South Charleston 64-57 in second AAA semifinal.
On Saturday night the No. 2 Flying Eagles will go after a record 17th championship and first since 2008.
Woodrow Wilson's Donte Nabors and Andrew Johnson added 14 points apiece.
Devyn Harris scored 16 points and Moles had 15 for South Charleston.
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