History was made at the 2017 WVSSAC High School Basketball Tournament as the Huntington Highlanders defeated the Capital Cougars 50-42 to take another state championship back to Huntington.

The Lady Highlanders won the girls title just a week ago and the same happened for the AA contenders Fairmont, as they too took both titles back home.

Mikal Dawson led the Highlanders with a double-double by scoring 25 points and pulling in 10 rebounds. John Dawson also had a good night scoring 15 points and pulling in five rebounds.

For the Cougars it was Lendre Rogers, who also had a double-double, scoring  18 points and hauling in 11 rebounds.

Huntington was 19-52 (37%) from the floor and 11-16 (70%) from the free throw line while the Cougars were 12-44 (27%) from the floor and 15-20 (75%) from the charity stripe.


Date Time League Season
03/18/2017 7:15 pm Boys 2016-2017


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