Eagles, Bulldogs advance to state semis

March 14, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Q.J. Peterson sank two free throws with two seconds left in overtime to lift Hedgesville to a 39-37 win over Wheeling Park in the boys Class AAA quarterfinals Wednesday.

Seventh-seeded Hedgesville (21-6) moves on to the semifinals for the second straight season.

State player of the year Boo Lathon fouled Peterson as he was driving to the basket. Peterson made both free throws for the only points scored by either team in overtime.

Second-seeded Wheeling Park (20-6) had no shot attempts and two turnovers in the extra period.

Lathon finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Chris Shields scored 14 points and Peterson had 13 for Hedgesville.

Hedgesville had the chance to win it in regulation, but Juwan Powell missed two free throws with 11 seconds left.

Martinsburg 63, Logan 50

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Brandon Ashenfelter scored seven of his 26 points in the fourth quarter to help Martinsburg beat Logan in the boys Class AAA quarterfinals.

Donte’ Grantham had 10 points and 19 rebounds for Martinsburg and Adonijah Gilmore also scored 10.

Gilmore hit a 3-pointer and another jumper during a 9-0 run in the second quarter and Martinsburg led 30-25 at halftime. Logan scored the first 10 points of the second half before Martinsburg responded with eight in a row.

Ashenfelter’s layup gave the top-seeded Bulldogs (23-2) the lead for good, 42-40, with 1:57 left in the third. Martinsburg outscored Logan 16-6 in the final period.

Stevie Browning had 24 points and 11 rebounds for eighth-seeded Logan (17-9).

Bluefield 69, Berkeley Springs 38

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Anthony Eades scored 21 points and K.J. Manns had 12 points and 16 rebounds as Bluefield breezed over Berkeley Springs in the boys Class AA quarterfinals.

Lykel Collier and Harley Trimble added 11 points apiece for top-seeded Bluefield.

The Beavers (25-1) are in the tournament for the first time in four years and are going after their first title since winning back-to-back championships in 1995 and 1996.

Bluefield led 40-21 at halftime, forced 22 turnovers and outrebounded Berkeley Springs 44-33.

Eighth-seeded Berkeley Springs (14-12) tied a season low for points scored. The Indians had reached the tournament for the first time since 2005.

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