Travon Horton and Jarin Hilson scored 19 points apiece to lead Fairmont Senior to a 65-58 win over Bridgeport in the Class AA semifinals Friday.
Shaquille Washington added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Fairmont Senior.
Second-seeded Fairmont Senior (21-6) returns to the championship game for the first time since 1998, when it lost to Woodrow Wilson in Class AAA.
Bridgeport’s John Wilfong sank two free throws with 48 seconds left to bring Bridgeport within 61-58, but the Indians didn’t score again. Fairmont Senior sank four free throws in the final 38 seconds.
Sixth-seeded Bridgeport (19-8) was trying to return to the championship game for the first time since winning the 2001 title.
Jordan Haywood led Bridgeport with 17 points. Wilfong had 16 and Tyler Sprouse 15.
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