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High School/WVU Basketball: West leads Notre Dame 19 years after Sweet 16

Jarrod West, who helped WVU reach the Sweet 16 in 1998, guided Clarksburg Notre Dame, with his son, Jarrod, at the controls, to a Class A state championship last Saturday.

On Saturday in Charleston, the Wests were winners in the Class A championship showdown of the West Virginia High School Boys State Basketball Tournament.

Jarrod West, of Mountaineer basketball lore during this time of year, guided Clarksburg Notre Dame to the school's first-ever basketball title with son leading the way on the court.

Young Jarrod West, a senior at Notre Dame, is bound for Marshall to play for the Thundering Herd.

The Irish topped Ravenswood for the title on the same day Bob Huggins' West Virginia team was beating the Irish from South Bend in the NCAA Tournament - a victory sending them on the the Sweet 16.

This Sweet 16 appearance came 19 years after Jarrod West banked in a 3-pointer to lift West Virginia over Cincinnati, coached then by Huggins, in Boise, Idaho. The win advanced WVU on to Anaheim, California for the Sweet 16 in that 1998 tournament.

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