When T.J. Blevins took over as the head coach of the Man High School boys basketball team four years ago, his Hillbillies finished 0-22.
George Washington senior guard Mason Pinkett and veteran coach Rick Greene were selected as the top award winners on the All-Mountain State Athletic Conference boys basketball team. The team was selected by league coaches.
To start the third quarter Friday night, George Washington’s Mason Pinkett drove into the foul lane and found himself trapped by Martinsburg defenders. With no clear passing lane, he turned and lofted a shot. It made a complete, lazy tour of the rim and fell.
One of the season’s most-anticipated games turned into an instant classic. Isaac McKneely made doubly sure of it.
At the end of both the second and third quarters, No. 3-seeded Shady Spring settled into half-court sets, passing the ball and milking time.
When Morgantown fell into foul trouble early, Huntington thought it had the Mohigans in a bind.
For two quarters Thursday afternoon, George Washington’s normally smooth and consistent game was about as disjointed as it ever gets.
The last time the Man Hillbillies played in a boys basketball state championship game, Saddam Hussein ordered his Iraqi army to invade Kuwait.
In a game where both teams were trying to make the most of their chances, Martinsburg simply had more opportunities to do so than Cabell Midland.
Luke Bechtel scored 18 points to pace a balanced attack and No. 1 seed Morgantown shot 56% from the floor Thursday evening to earn a 69-56 victory over Woodrow Wilson in the Class AAAA quarterfinals at the Charleston Coliseum.
Undefeated Pendleton County took advantage of Tug Valley’s cold shooting to defeat the Panthers 38-35 in the Class A boys state tournament semifinals Thursday at the Charleston Coliseum.
In a game where both teams had lots of trouble shooting the ball, Michael Toepfer had no such problems in the clutch.
Players often try to do a little extra to advance their team once they reach the state tournament level.
The final 10 seconds for Winfield center Seth Shilot epitomized the Generals’ effort in Wednesday’s Class AAA boys basketball state tournament quarterfinal.
So you’re Charleston Catholic and you make it to the boys basketball state tournament and you’re concerned about how you’re going to shoot and how you’re going to play. The Charleston Coliseum court is notorious for getting into people’s heads with its sight lines.
On March 10 last year, George Washington’s boys basketball players were milling around the court at GW High School following their 71-52 victory against Princeton in the Class AAA Region 3 co-finals.
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