Fans pack Charleston Civic Center for tournament

Charleston Daily Mail photo by Bob Wojcieszak
Charleston Daily Mail photo by Bob Wojcieszak

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Before the agony of defeat, there remains the thrill of competition at this week’s boys high school state basketball tournament at the Charleston Civic Center. While Greenbrier East fans cheered their Spartans, they ultimately fell to the Huntington Highlanders Thursday, 82-73, in the AAA quarterfinals. Likewise, Charleston Catholic junior Jared Ware whipped up his cheering section into a frenzy in their Wednesday Class A match-up against Wheeling Central, but the Irish lost in overtime, 73-66. The Clarksburg Notre Dame faithful went retro in their Class A quarterfinal tilt against Magnolia before watching a 17-point lead evaporate in a 49-48 heartbreaker…

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