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MetroNews Classics: Fairmont Senior vs Chapmanville (2018) & Huntington vs South Charleston (2007)

Video: Fairmont Senior vs Chapmanville (2018 Class AA Boys State Basketball Championship Game)

The second straight matchup in the Class A.A. state final between Fairmont Senior and Chapmanville. The Polar Bears took the 2017 state final, 59-54.

The Tigers poured in a team-tournament high 69-points, but they had their lowest margin of victory that tournament by winning by nine of FSHS, 69-60.

This state final featured six college basketball players, including Chapmanville’s Obinna Anochili-Killen and Fairmont Senior’s Jalen Bridges.

Audio: Huntington vs South Charleston (2007 Class AAA Boys State Basketball Championship)

The 2007 Huntington Highlander team is considered by many the greatest West Virginia high school basketball team. That Highlander team featured future NBA prospects Patrick Patterson and O.J. Mayo.

Huntington came into the state final, only losing two games all year, but neither loss went to an in-state school. The Highlanders had won every in-state match by an average of 41-points.

Huntington’s whopping 103-61 victory became the second largest margin of victory in state tournament history. It was capped with Mayo throwing himself an alley-oop off the glass and flushing it in. He would chuck the ball into the stands, which, surprisingly, landed in his father’s arms.

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