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2013 WV Girls State Tournament-Day 3
Friday Winners Advance To Championship Saturday

Reported by: Send eMail Mark Martin
Videographer: Josh Lewis/A.J. Good
March 8, 2013

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It was Semifinal Friday inside the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum.

Awaiting the six winners was a spot in Championship Saturday at the 2013 West Virginia Girls State High School Basketball Tournament.

In the first game of the day the Lady Blue Devils from St. Marys knocked off Wheeling Central, 45-43. St. Marys was the No. 3 seed while Central entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed.

Freshman Ashley Hall scored six of her eight points in the final three minutes to help propel the Lady Blue Devils to the win. St. Marys is now 25-1 on the season.

St. Marys' Kendra Walker had 14 points and 16 rebounds, while Audra Clark had 15 points before fouling out.

Emily Bucon had 19 points and 14 rebounds in defeat for the Lady Knights.

The second game of the day saw a record-breaking performance from Bridgeport's Miki Glenn as Bridgeport defeated Nicholas County, 57-48, in the first Class AA semifinal.

Ritchie County's Missy Spangler in 2001 and Scott's Makenzie White in 2011 shared the old mark of 37 points.

Glenn made 11 of 17 field goals and 17 of 18 free throws. She also had eight rebounds and six steals.

Bridgeport, the No. 2 seed, moved to 24-2 and returns to a title game for a second straight year. Last season the Indians lost to Greenbrier East for the Class AAA crown.

Shealyn Shafer had 26 points and 12 rebounds for No. 3 Nicholas County. The Lady Grizzlies ended a great season at 21-4. Nicholas won its first-ever State Tournament game on Thursday over North Marion.

In game three of the day's first session, four-time defending Class A champion Huntington St. Joseph knocked off Tucker County, 67-31. The top-seeded Irish downed the No. 4 Lady Mt. Lions behind the 23-point performance of Notre Dame recruit Mychal Johnson. The junior got scoring help from her younger sister, Mychelle, and Griffin Dempsey, who each scored 12.

St. Joseph will try to match Summer County's string of five straight state titles on Saturday against St. Marys. The Class A championship game will tip at noon.

The evening session at the Civic Center Coliseum started with a Class AAA semifinal and No. 1 Spring Valley fell victim to No. 5 Logan, 52-49. Logan, with a rich tradition in boys basketball with multiple titles, will play for its first crown on the girls side Saturday evening.

Shayna Gore paced Logan's attack with 17 points. Spring Valley got 20 from Brooke Heck.

The other Class AA semifinal had No. 1 Westside stopping No. 5 Fairmont Senior, 51-41 Hope Lester led the way for the defending AA state champs with 15.

Parkersburg South, the No. 3 seed of AAA, won the nightcap with a hard-fought, 54-51, win over No. 2 Morgantown.

The AA title game is Saturday at 2:30 with the AAA showdown unfolding at 7:15.


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