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PAGE B2 Wednesday, March 2L 2018 SPORTS SP1RIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE SPORTS IN BRIEF to MORGANTOWN -- The West Virginia University men's basketball program is heading to the Sweet 16 for a match- up on Friday evening against the No. 1 seed in the East Re- gion V'dlanova. The Mountaineers rolled through the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament last Friday and Sunday with wins over 12-seed Murray State and 13-seed Marshall. West Virgina won both games by double digits to advance. They will travel all the way from San Diego, where the first two games were played, back across the country to Boston to face the Wildcats on Friday at TD Garden with the game time set for 7:27 p.m. and the game broadcast will be on TBS. WVU will enter the Friday's game with a 26-10 record, while V]llanova comes in at 32-4 overall. The Wildcats earned wins in the first two rounds over 16-seed Radford, 87-61, and then over nine-seed Alabama 81-58. WVU's Jevon Carter scored 21 points in the opening round win over Murray State and then scored 28 in the win over Marshall. The Mountaineers nearly have five players averaging double figures, with Carter at 17.4 points per game, Daxter Miles at 12.8 PPG, Sagaba Konate at 10.8 PPG, Esa Ahmad at 10.2 PPG and Lamont West at 9.5 PPG. Shepherd baseball sweeps Glenville State on Monday GLENVILLE - Shepherd University (8-8,3-1 MEC) swept Glenville State (4-13, 1-3 MEC) in MEC doubleheader base- ball action at the Sue Morris Complex on Monday. The Rams gained a 10-2 win in game one and added a 20-3 victory in the nightcap. Shepherd increased its lead to 3-0 in the fourth as sopho- more shortstop Trenton Burgreen walked and later scored on a double off the bat of sophomore second baseman Eric Slop- er. The Rains plated seven runs on six hits in the fifth to take a commanding lead. Trenton Burgreen belted a grand slam to key the scoring outburst. Brenton Doyle went 3-for-5 to lead a 10-hit attack for the Rams. Junior pitcher Justin Smith (5.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER,3 K, 0 BB) (2-1) gained the win for the Rams. Brady Wilkinson (4.1 IP, 7 H, 8 R, 7 ER, 4 K, 3 BB) (0-4) took the loss for the Pioneers. In the nightcap, Shepherd plated five runs in the seventh with a two-run home run by Nick Atkinson keying the scoring outburst. Atkinson went 4-for-6 with four runs batted in and four runs scored to lead the Rams. Sophomore pitcher Wes Martin (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 3 K, 0 BB) (2-1) earned the win. The Rams return to action on Saturday when they host the University of Charleston for a 1 p.m. doubleheader. Shepherd softball splits series with West Virginia Wesleyan SHEPHERDSTOWN - Shepherd University (10-4, 3-1 MEC) split with West Virginia Wesleyan (8-7, 1-1 MEC) in MEC softball action at Shepherd on Sunday. West Virginia Wesleyan rallied for a 3-2 win in game one, while Shepherd . gained the split with an 8-5 triumph in the nightcap. Senior outfielder Jessica Robinson went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs scored and freshman shortstop Ashley Burger added a 1-for 3 effort with two runs scored to lead the Rams. Lori Sturgill (2.2 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 K, 0 BB) (4-2) picked up the win for the Rams. Sophomore pitcher Taylor Stocks tossed hitless ball over three innings with six strikeouts and no walks to gain the save. In the first game, the Bobcats plated three runs in the sixth to rally for the win. The Rams return to action on Saturday when they host Notre Dame for a 1 p.m. doubleheader. By ZACH CUMBERLAND sports@spiritofjefferson.com CHARLES TOWN -- The Mountain State boys high school basketball state championships have concluded with new champions named for 2018. Eastern Panhandle power Martinsburg fell to George Washington on Saturday in the Class AAA state title game. The Bulldogs were defeated by the Patriots 62-41 at the Civ- ic Center. George Washington claimed its third state title with the win. They dominated on the glass, 49-28, to help gain the victory. It is the first basketball title since 2011 for George Washington. The Patriots finished the season at 23-3 overall. Martinsburg (22-6) finished as state runner up. It was a shocker in Class AA as Chapmanville got the best of Fairmont Senior, 69-60, to claim the school's first state ti- tle. The Polar Bears were the two-time defending champion and finished this year at 25-1 overall with the only loss com- ing in the title game. o For Chapmanville, the Tigers finished their first state title season at 27-1 overall. In Class A, it was more of the same from Wheeling Cen- tral. The Maroon Knights beat Ravenswood, 54-40, to win their 12th state championship. Wheeling Central (25-2) held Ravenswood to just 27 per- cent shooting en route to the rifle. The Red Devils finished as runner up at 26-2 overall this season. It was the first title since 2014 for Wheeling Central. Baseball. FROM PAGE B1 lan McCartney walked and scored with a David Dinges sin- gle. Then Cory Roman hit a single to knock in Cory Daly and Hayden Stang. Daly and Stang picked up singles as well. Tay- lor Tennant collected a single in the inning and drove in Dinges and Roman to finish it off. One more in the fourth inning gave Jefferson a commanding 7-0 lead as they went on to finish up the victory. Tennant was able to single and drove in the extra run. After Martinsburg scored one run in the fifth inning, Jefferson dosed out the game in the bottom half to enforce the mercy rule win. Daniel Brennan scored on a bases-loaded walk and Roman singled to drive in Daly after he got on base due to an error. Then Horowicz finished things off as he singled to drive in in Dinges. Jordan Trunnell went four innings on the mound for Jefferson and only surrendered two hits, while Tennant went the last inning to close out the win. Jefferson won its first game over Blue Ridge, Pa on Friday by the final of 25-7. The game went five innings. The Cougars are scheduled to play at Moorefield on Saturday in a double header that starts at noon pending the weather. Jefferson Hlgh's David Dinges slides Monday evening against Martinaburg. ZACH CUMBERLAND into third base onT State title points and Braxton Wright had nine, all would be no rally like Martinsburg had FROM PAGE B1 in the fourth quarter, against top-seeded University in the Martinsburg was seeking its fourth semifinals, when it trailed at halftime lense to win the game. That's how state crown, having also won in 1994, 30-17 but won 48-45. we've been all year, and that's the 2009 and 2013 under veteran coach "To be honest, they outhustled us a mindset I take to it." Dave Rogers. lot," Harman said of the GW's players. Martinsburg was never closer than "This is not easy," Rogers said. "Ev- "I think we started falling apart late in 15 points in the fourth quarter, and both erybody wanted to win and we really the fourth quarter. Our minds were still teams started emptying their benches thought we had a shot at this tonight, in the game in the third, especially af- with about two minutes left and GW up We were both somewhere around 20ter what happened [against University]. by 20. One of evening's loudest cheers percent shooting at halftime and we They got on a run, and it just hurts." was given for Chance Baker, the Patti- said it's got to be better, and it didn't. For a long while, the game resem- ots' seldom-used senior reserve, who "We played two good games and beat bled the low-scoring 2012 title game, came in at that point, two good ballclubs to get here. When in which Hedgesville outlasted GW "It was nice to get that little spurt [in the game started, we were getting shots 33-32. the third quarter]," Greene said. "We and they just didn't drop. [Eventually] GW wound up shooting 37 percent, got the transition going, and we shared theirs fell and ours didn't, and this is and that included making 8 of its 12 the ball very well." the result of what happens." shots in the fourth quarter, many of Matthew Cook finished with 16 GrantHarman, a junior guard for the them fast-break baskets after getting points and Bunky Brown 11 for GW. Bulldogs, could start to feel the game past Martinsburg's pressure defense. Corey Barnett led the Bulldogs with 14 slipping away in the second half. There "We just kept playing," Greene said. Softball sophieCrowder came up inning to run away with the Patriots closed out the first FROM PAGE B1 to the plate and knocked in win. win of the season for the Pa-.- Cenate and Jordyn Brown. camethe game-winningacross the platerUnSonthatan theKatiesecond inningDubyak h meredalong within tri tS'washington's Jordyn They both went five innings error, another homer from Mack-Brown pitched the three in-. each and Brown only gave In Saturday's big win over enzie Myers. Then Condonnings on the mound to pick) up one hit in the last five in- Martinsburg, the game only hit the third homer of the day up the win. The Eastern Pan-. nings to finish off the win for went three innings as the Pa- for Washington. It was the handle softball schedules the Patriots. The rally in the triots offense exploded for third homer in the second in- will be on hold until things, 10th inning started with a the 16-0 win. Washingtonning alone. Three more runs clear up due to the recent2 hit from Taylor Davis. 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