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Boys State Tournament: Day 1 Recap

March 20, 2014

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Six games are in the books at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum as the 101st annual West Virginia Boys State Basketball Tournament is off and running.

The day started with defending Class AA state champion Bluefield knocking off Chapmanville Regional. While Bluefield has become a State Tournament fixture, CRHS was coming to the event for the first time in 85 years.

The second game of the day pitted Class No. 2 South Charleston and No. 7 Hurricane. SC came in riding a 20-game winning streak, but goes down in upset fashion as the Redskins claim the first State Tournament win in school history.

The first session of the day came to a close with Class AA No. 2 Poca pulling way from No. 7 Fairmont Sr. in the second half to advance on into Friday's semifinal round.

The evening session started with Class AA No. 1 Robert C. Byrd putting its unbeaten record on the line against East Fairmont, which rode to town with a losing record at 11-13. RCB got its second win of the year over the Bees and improved to 23-0.

Another undefeated team also stayed that way as Class AAA No. 1 Washington, which hails from the state's Eastern Panhandle in Jefferson County, rolled over Morgantown High, which was trying to duplicate what its girls program did last weekend by taking the title.

The day came to a close with Class AA No. 4 Westside sending No. 5 Bridgeport home. It is Westside's mission to do what it's girls team did last week at the CCCC and garner the AA crown.


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