2023 WVSSAC (West Virginia) Boys State Tournament
Class 1A, 2A, 3A, & 4A Championships
Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center
March 18, 2023
© 2023 Ron Harrison
Parkersburg South vs. Morgantown (Boys) Class 4A Championship
Parkersburg South coach Mike Fallon started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Austin Reeves, 6-3 Jr. Jackson Smith, 6-8 Sr. Nathan Plotner, 6-2 Sr. Cyrus Traugh, and 6-3 Sr. Aiden Blake. Morgantown coach David Tallman countered with 6-6 Sr, Cam Danser, 6-5 Sr. Brody Davis, 6-7 Sr. Garrison Kisner, 5-11 Jr. Izzy Everett, and 6-0 Jr. Sha-Ron Young.
Morgantown defeated Parkersburg South by the score of 65-58. The score was tied six times and there were eight lead changes in this game. Morgantown shot 52.3% from the field including nine of 15 from the three point line. The Mohigans connected on 10 of 14 free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and 21 points off 18 Parkersburg South turnovers. Parkersburg South shot 42.3% from the field including seven of 19 from beyond the arc. The Patriots connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 29 rebounds, and scored 20 points off 16 Morgantown turnovers.
Brody Davis led Morgantown with 18 points including four three point baskets, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals. Sha-Ron Young added 17 points including two three point baskets, 10 rebounds, nine assists, two blocked shots, and five steals. Izzy Everett recorded 14 points including three three point baskets. Garrison Kisner chipped in with nine points, two rebounds, and two assists.
Cyrus Traugh led Parkersburg South with 16 points, three rebounds, and four steals. Aiden Blake added 13 points including three three point baskets, and six rebounds. Nathan Plotner recorded 12 points, five rebounds, and four blocked shots. Jackson Smith chipped in with seven points including two three point baskets and four rebounds. Austin Reeves added six points, four rebounds, and five assists.
Parkersburg South - 12,21,10,15,58
Morgantown - 17,14,17,17,65
Parkersburg South - (58) – Reeves 6, Smith 7, Plotner 12, Traugh 16, Blake 13, Joy 2, Silvis 2.
Morgantown - (65) – Danser 6, Davis 18, Kisner 9, Everett 14, Young 17, Neal 1.
Tucker County vs. James Monroe (Boys) Class A Championship
Tucker County coach Daniel Helmick started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Ashton Lycliter, 6-0 Sr. Levi Bennett, 6-5 Jr. Owen Knotts, 5-10 Jr. Maddox Anderson, and 5-11 So. Trevan Bonner. James Monroe coach Matt Sauvage countered with 6-3 Sr. Josh Burks, Jr. Cooper Ridgeway, 6-4 Sr. Eli Allen, 6-0 Sr. Collin Fox, and Sr. Juan Hopkins.
James Monroe led Tucker County 30-20 at halftime and pulled away in the second half for a 66-35 victory. James Monroe shot 58.7% from the field including five of eight from the three point line. The Mavericks connected on seven of 11 free throws, pulled down 28 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 14 Tucker County turnovers. Tucker County shot 31.4% from the field including one of 17 from beyond the arc. The Mountain Lions connected on 12 of 18 free throws, pulled down 21 rebounds, and scored two points off six James Monroe turnovers.
Eli Allen led James Monroe with 29 points including four three point baskets, four assists, and three steals. Josh Burks added 13 points including four of five free throws, and two rebounds. Juan Hopkins recorded eight points and seven rebounds. Cooper Ridgeway chipped in with six points and two rebounds. Collin Fox added four points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and four steals.
Trevan Bonner led Tucker County with 14 points. 6-3 So. Garrett Wilfong added 11 points, five rebounds, and two blocked shots.
Tucker County - 9,11,8,7,35
James Monroe - 13,17,18,18,66
Tucker County - (35) – Lycliter 0, Bennett 0, Knotts 2, Anderson 0, Bonner 14, Quattro 2, Roseneau 6, Wilfong 11.
James Monroe - (66) – Burks 13, Ridgeway 6, Allen 29, Fox 4, Hopkins 8, Mann 2, Hunter 2, Jackson 2.
Charleston Catholic vs. Chapmanville Regional (Boys) Class 2A Championship
Charleston Catholic coach Hunter Moles started the following lineup: 6-3 Sr. Kelan Swan, 6-3 So. Max Wilcox, 6-4 Jr. Jayallen Turner, 5-9 Jr. Jeff Reynolds, and 6-3 Fr. Zaden Ranson. Chapmanville Regional coach Brad Napier countered with 6-5 Sr. Brody Dalton, 6-2 Sr. Isaiah Smith, 6-7 Jr. Zion Blevins, 6-0 Sr. Sal Dean, and 6-0 Sr. Devon Workman.
Chapmanville Regional defeated Charleston Catholic by the score of 59-49. Chapmanville Regional shot 57.9% from the field including seven of 17 from the three point line. The Tigers connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored 10 points off 11 Charleston Catholic turnovers. Charleston Catholic shot 44.4% from the field including five of 19 from beyond the arc. The Irish connected on four of eight free throws, pulled down 27 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Chapmanville Regional turnovers.
Zion Blevins led Chapmanville Regional with 19 points on eight of 10 field goals including one of two from the three points line, two of three free throws, three rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots, and two steals. Brody Dalton added 16 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Sal Dean recorded 14 points including four three point baskets, five rebounds, seven assists, and two blocked shots.
Jayallen Turner led Charleston Catholic with 26 points including 11 of 15 from the field, three of four from the three point line, one of two free throws, and eight rebounds. Max Wilcox added 16 points, three rebounds, and three steals. Kelan Swan recorded five points, five rebounds, and three assists.
Charleston Catholic - 8,14,13,14,49
Chapmanville Regional - 14,16,12,17,59
Charleston Catholic seven rebounds, - (49) – Swan 5, Wilcox 16, Turner 26, Reynolds 0, Ranson 2.
Chapmanville Regional - (59) – Dalton 16, Smith 3, Blevins 19, Dean 14, Workman 5, E. Smith 2.
Fairmont Senior vs. Shady Spring (Boys) Class 3A Championship
Fairmont Senior coach David Retton started the following lineup: 6-4 Jr. Zycheus Dobbs, 6-1 Sr. Latique Williams, 6-8 Sr. DeSean Goode, 5-11 Jr. Andre Grant, and 6-0 Sr. Connor Gower. Shady Spring coach Ronnie Olson countered with 6-4 Sr. Cam Manns, 6-2 Jr. Ammar Mawell, 6-6 Sr. Jaedan Holstein, 6-0 Sr. Cole Chapman, and 6-1 Sr. Braden Chapman.
Fairmont Senior trailed Shady Spring 21-20 at halftime but rallied after the intermission for a 47-42 victory. There were three ties and seven lead changes in this game. Fairmont Senior shot 54.8% from the field including six of 13 from the three point line. The Polar Bears connected on seven of nine free throws, pulled down 20 rebounds, and scored eight points off eight Shady Spring turnovers. Shady Spring shot 44.1% from the field including four of 11 from beyond the arc. The Tigers connected on eight of 13 free throws, pulled down 18 rebounds, and scored 16 points off 12 Fairmont Senior turnovers.
DeSean Goode led Fairmont Senior with 18 points including eight of 10 from the field, one of two from the three point line, one of one free throws, and eight rebounds. 5-10 Fr. Julz Butler added 10 points including two three point baskets. Andre Grant recorded nine points, three rebounds, and two steals. Connor Gower chipped in with nine points including two three point baskets and two assists. Zycheus Dobbs added one point, four rebounds, six assists, and two blocked shots.
Braden Chapman led Shady Spring with 23 points including three three point baskets, two assists, and three steals. Ammar Mawell added 13 points, two assists, and two steals.
Fairmont Senior - 10,10,10,17,47
Shady Spring - 12,9,6,15,42
Fairmont Senior - (47) – Dobbs 1, Williams 0, Goode 18, Grant 9, Gower 9, Butler 10.
Shady Spring - (42) – Manns 4, Mawell 13, Holstein 2, C. Chapman 0, B. Chapman 23.
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