The Times West Virginian

Prep Sports

March 17, 2013

Beavers ‘D’ up, stifle Polar Bears

CHARLESTON — While most sports cliches are arguably nothing more than something to say when one has little to say, on occasion they ring true.

And that’s certainly what took place at the Charleston Civic Center Coliseum on Saturday afternoon, as defense helped win a boys’ state basketball championship for Bluefield.

The Beavers clamped down on Fairmont Senior’s star guards, Travon Horton and Jarin Hilson, and held the rest of the Polar Bears in check en route to a hard-nosed 63-43 Class AA title-game victory.

Horton, averaging nearly 20 points a game on the year, was saddled with foul trouble all afternoon and was hit with personal No. 3 late in the first half.

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