The Times West Virginian

March 22, 2014

RCB, Bluefield to meet in Class AA title game


Associated Press

CHARLESTON — Bluefield 70, Poca 54

Anthony Eades scored 26 of his 34 points in the second half to lead defending champion Bluefield to a 70-54 win over Poca in the Class AA semifinals Friday.

Lykel Collier added 14 points for third-seeded Bluefield (24-2), which outscored Poca 24-10 in the third quarter.

Poca freshman Luke Frampton, who had 21 points in a quarterfinal win, made a 3-pointer and an ensuing free throw after he was fouled for his only points of the game to put the Dots ahead 30-24 early in the third quarter. But Frampton soon went to the bench with his fourth foul.

Bluefield then took over, scoring 10 straight points and the Beavers never trailed again.

Noah Frampton led Poca with 14 points. The second-seeded Dots (25-2) saw their 23-game winning streak snapped.

Robert C. Byrd 78, Westside 73

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Cameron Carvelli scored seven of his 13 points in overtime to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 78-73 comeback win over Westside in the Class AA semifinals Friday.

Top-seeded Robert C. Byrd (24-0) faces defending champion Bluefield on Saturday. It’ll be the first finals appearance for Robert C. Byrd since it lost to Fairmont Senior in Class AAA in 1996.

Trailing 37-29 at halftime, Luke Dyer scored 13 points in the third quarter to ignite a 15-6 run for Robert C. Byrd.

Will Fox had six points in the closing minutes of regulation as Westside scored eight of the final 10 to force overtime.

Justin Cogar had 21 points and 10 rebounds while Fox finished with 20 points for fourth-seeded Westside (20-7).

Robert C. Byrd’s Devonti Birch added 16 points.