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Game 12: Mingo Central advances to Class AA semifinals

Mingo Central's Keshean Rhodes scored 15 in the Miners first round win over Philip Barbour. (WCHS/WVAH)

In the final game of the first round of the boys state basketball tournament, the Mingo Central Miners blew out the Colts of Philip Barbour.

No. 5 Mingo Central (20-6) never trailed in its 75-52 opening round win over No. 4 Philip Barbour (22-4).

Drew Hatfield led all scorers will 23 points for the Miners. He filled the stat sheet adding 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. Keshean Rhodes scored 15 and Canaan Fletcher scored 12 for Mingo Central.

Duel sport standout Jeremy Dillon, who led the Miners’ football team to a state championship, scored 11 and dished out 9 assists.

Austin Upton was the only Colt to score in double-figures, finishing the game with 16 points.

The Miners will take on No. 1 Fairmont Senior in the Class AA semifinals Friday at 7:15 p.m.

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