WV State Tourney Roundup
by Jeffrey Reynolds Sports Editor
Charleston Catholic beats Buffalo 61-48
CHARLESTON (AP) — Zach Casto scored 17 points and David Godwin and Garrett McCarty had 16 each as defending champion Charleston Catholic beat Buffalo 61-48 in the boys Class A quarterfinals Wednesday at the Charleston Civic Center.
Third-seeded Charleston Catholic (23-3) defeated Buffalo (21-5) for the fourth time this season.
Charleston Catholic took control with a 13-2 run after halftime to lead 39-28 entering the fourth quarter. Buffalo got no closer than eight points the rest of the game.
Nick George added 10 points for Charleston Catholic. George and Casto each had 10 rebounds.
All of Charleston Catholic’s points came from its starters.
Levi Jordan led sixth-seeded Buffalo with 14 points. Isaiah Robinson and Aaron Lewis scored 10 apiece while Dylan Rich had 14 rebounds.
Woodrow Wilson beats Hurricane 63-54
CHARLESTON (AP) — Andrew Johnson scored 20 points to lead Woodrow Wilson to a 63-54 win over Hurricane in the Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday.
Second-seeded Woodrow Wilson (22-4) returns to the semifinals for the first time since 2009. The Flying Eagles have won a record 16 state titles but none since 2008.
Making the first state tournament appearance in school history, seventh-seeded Hurricane (20-6) scored just nine points in the third quarter and trailed 48-41 entering the fourth.
Although Hurricane scored nine unanswered points to trim the deficit to 53-52, the Redskins didn’t make a field goal over the final 6 minutes of the game.
Martinsburg’s late run topples Huntington 60-50
CHARLESTON (AP) — Jordan Robinson scored eight of his 10 points in the final 4 minutes to lift Martinsburg to a 60-50 win over Huntington in the Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday night.
Robinson’s 3-pointer with 3:42 left gave top-seeded Martinsburg (24-2) the lead for good, 51-48. He hit another long jumper a minute later and closed the scoring with a layup with 25 seconds left.
Donte’ Grantham led Martinsburg with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jalen Lewis added 11 points.
Arick Nicks led eighth-seeded Huntington (18-7) with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Chancelor Wooding added 15 points.
Huntington was in the tournament for the first time since 2008. The Highlanders haven’t won a title since taking three straight from 2005-07.
Donte Nabors added 15 points and Chase Hancock scored 13 for Woodrow Wilson.
Trey Dawson led Hurricane with 16 points and Rasaan Harris added 14.
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