GW's Zane McCarty shoots during the George Washington-Spring Mills boys basketball game at George Washington High School in Charleston, W.V., on Saturday, February 02, 2019.

The lineup of games is nearly set for Saturday’s Mountain State Athletic Conference Night of Champions at the South Charleston Community Center.

The boys title game at 8 p.m. pits two of the state’s top-ranked Class AAA teams as No. 2 George Washington (16-2) battles No. 7 Woodrow Wilson (13-6).

The girls championship contest, set for 6 p.m., finds No. 1 Parkersburg (20-1) going against No. 6 Woodrow Wilson (12-7).

Teams in the conference finals were determined by the MSAC standings, which utilize a bonus-points rating system. Every team in the MSAC plays 10 designated games against league opponents during the regular season.

On Saturday, there are also consolation games for both girls and boys prior to the championship games. In the girls game at 2 p.m., George Washington (11-9) takes on Huntington (12-8) and in the boys game at 4, Cabell Midland (14-5) plays either Capital (14-4) or Hurricane (15-4).

Capital visits Hurricane on Wednesday, with the winner locking up fourth place in the MSAC standings and a date against Midland on Saturday.

Each title game features a rematch of a game held earlier in the regular season.

George Washington’s boys earned a 76-68 home victory against Woodrow Wilson on Jan. 11 as Bunky Brown scored 28 points, Gus Eddy 12, Austin Castleberry 10 and Evan Hughes 10. For the Flying Eagles, Danny Bickey tallied 30 points and Bryce Radford 21.

Parkersburg’s girls handled Woodrow Wilson 79-49 when they met on Jan. 24 behind 24 points from Shay-Lee Kirby. Seventeen of the Big Reds’ 20 victories this season have come by at least 15 points.

The Night of Champions event starts at 10 a.m. Saturday with the skills competitions, including free-throw shooting and 3-point shooting for both boys and girls, a combined hot-shot competition and a boys slam dunk.

Admission is $8 for adults and $7 for students. Fans can get their hand stamped, leave the Community Center and return until 5 p.m. After that, fans who leave must pay to re-enter.

Contact Rick Ryan at 304-348-5175 or rickryan@wvgazettemail.com. Follow him on Twitter


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