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Bluefield beats Robert C. Byrd

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CHARLESTON (AP) -

Bluefield used a late 12-0 run to beat Robert C. Byrd 54-48 Friday night, giving the Beavers a second-straight berth in the Class AA championship game.
    
Top-seeded Bluefield (24-3) will play second-seeded Fairmont Senior on Saturday. Bluefield was the top seed last year when it lost to Tug Valley for the title.
    
Fourth-seeded Robert C. Byrd (20-7) was in the semifinals for the first time since 1996.
    
Anthony Eades led Bluefield with 15 points. D.J. Edwards added 13 and Lykel Collier and Michael Yost had 10 apiece.
    
Robert C. Byrd's Devonti Birch had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
    
There were six lead changes in the third quarter, but Robert C. Byrd went scoreless for nearly eight minutes.  Anthony Eades' layup put Bluefield ahead 50-41 with 2:05 left in the game.

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