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CHARLESTON (AP) — Donte’ Grantham had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and Martinsburg nearly squandered a 17-point lead and held on to beat Beckley Woodrow Wilson 57-52 for the Class AAA championship Saturday night.


Top-seeded Martinsburg (26-2) adds to titles it won in 2009 and 1994.


Second-seeded Woodrow Wilson (23-5) was trying for its 17th state championship and first since 2008.


Martinsburg never trailed. Woodrow Wilson trimmed the big deficit to two points with under 2 minutes remaining but couldn’t take the lead.


Jalen Lewis added 13 points for Martinsburg.


Andrew Johnson led Woodrow Wilson with 19 points and freshman Nequan Carrington scored 12.


Martinsburg seemed to be in control after Lewis capped an 8-0 run with a 3-pointer for a 45-28 lead with 3:13 left in the third quarter. But Martinsburg made just one field goal the rest of the game.


Woodrow Wilson scored 14 straight points to pull within 45-42 with 4:28 remaining in the game.


Martinsburg then made six straight free throws over a 42-second span to push the lead to nine, but Woodrow Wilson wasn’t done.


Johnson hit a 3-pointer with 3:18 left and Woodrow Wilson teammate Dai Dai Fortune made four free throws to trim the deficit to 51-49 with 1:37 left.


Again, Martinsburg answered. After Lewis made a free throw with 52 seconds remaining, Jordan Robinson made a steal and fed Lewis for a layup with 42 seconds left.


Another Johnson 3-pointer pulled Woodrow Wilson within 55-52 with 15 seconds left, but Grantham made two free throws for Martinsburg to secure the win.


Martinsburg made 10 of 14 free throws over the final four minutes.


The West Virginia high school boys all-tournament teams announced Saturday:


CLASS AAA


Eugene German, Martinsburg


Jalen Lewis, Martinsburg


Donte’ Grantham, Martinsburg


Nequan Carrington, Woodrow Wilson


Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson


Donte Nabors, Woodrow Wilson


Keldon Bell, Washington


Dominique Newman, Washington


CLASS AA


Lykel Collier, Bluefield


Anthony Eades, Bluefield


D.J. Edwards, Bluefield


Jarin Hilson, Fairmont Senior


Travon Horton, Fairmont Senior


Shaquille Washington, Fairmont Senior


Devonti Birch, Robert C. Byrd


Jordan Haywood, Bridgeport


CLASS A


Aaron Muncy, Tug Valley


Austin Brewer, Tug Valley


Mikey Newsome, Tug Valley


Nick George, Charleston Catholic


Zach Casto, Charleston Catholic


David Godwin, Charleston Catholic


David Park, Wheeling Central


Ian Nichols, Tucker County


Class AAA state championship game


Martinsburg 57,


Beckley Woodrow Wilson 52


WOODROW WILSON (23-5)


Johnson 6-12 5-7 19, Nabors 3-12 2-2 9, C.Hancock 1-6 2-2 4, Carrington 5-9 2-2 12, Osborne 1-3 0-0 3, Breckenridge 0-0 0-2 0, Fortune 0-3 4-4 4, N.Hancock 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 16-47 16-21 52.


MARTINSBURG (26-2)


Robinson 1-5 1-2 3, Lewis 3-13 5-8 13, Cole 2-6 0-1 6, Grantham 6-13 7-7 20, German 4-4 0-1 8, Freeman 1-4 0-0 2, Jones 0-2 2-2 2, Hill 1-1 0-0 2, Long 0-1 1-2 1, Hairston 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-51 16-23 57.


Woodrow Wilson 9 14 13 16—52


Martinsburg 17 13 15 12—57


3-Point Goals—Woodrow Wilson 4-17 (Johnson 2-6, Osborne 1-2, Nabors 1-6, C.Hancock 0-1, Fortune 0-2), Martinsburg 5-17 (Cole 2-4, Lewis 2-7, Grantham 1-3, Jones 0-1, Robinson 0-2). Fouled Out—C.Hancock 5. Rebounds—Woodrow Wilson 32 (Carrington 8), Martinsburg 41 (Grantham 17). Assists—Woodrow Wilson 7 (Johnson 4), Martinsburg 11 (Grantham 4). Total Fouls—Woodrow Wilson 20, Martinsburg 21. A—na.


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