Game 9: No. 7 Lincoln completes upset of No. 2 Bluefield

Chase Riley scored 28 points in No. 7 seed Lincoln's 63-59 upset of No. 2 Bluefield Thursday in Class AA action in the West Virginia Boys State Basketball Tournament. (WCHS/WVAH)

After the lead changed hands 14 times and the score was tied on 13 occasions, the Class AA No. 7 seed Lincoln Cougars pulled off a 63-59 upset of the No. 2 Bluefield Beavers Thursday afternoon at the Charleston Civic Center.

The Beavers took a 26-24 lead into the half, but previously led 23-14 in the second quarter.

Lincoln, which entered the game 12-13 on the season, outscored Bluefield 23-17 in the fourth period to win the game.

Chase Riley chipped in 28 points for the Cougars, along with eight rebounds and three steals. Cory Fazalare added 11 points.

Mookie Collier led the Beavers with 24 points and six rebounds. Ryan Davis scored 14 and added 14 rebounds (nine offensive). Bluefield's season ends at 22-4.

Lincoln faces No. 3 seed Chapmanville at 11:15 a.m. Friday.

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