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School destroyed by floods, boys' team makes state tourney

March 15, 2017
Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — After flooding destroyed their high school in West Virginia last summer, the Herbert Hoover boys' basketball team spent the entire season practicing and competing in unfamiliar places.

They'll also end it in a place they've never been before: the state tournament.

Herbert Hoover struggled through the regular season with a losing record, then put together four straight wins in the postseason, including a double-overtime thriller in the regional finals, to advance to the 104-year-old tournament for the first time in school history.

Now the Huskies are ready for what they hope will be one final incredible road show.

With the destruction from the floods still weighing heavily on the community, the Huskies (13-13) open tournament play Thursday evening at the Charleston Civic Center against defending champion Fairmont Senior.



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