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3.26.14 Video Highlights - West Liberty Advances To Final Four

Updated: Thursday, March 27 2014, 11:37 AM EDT

The West Liberty men's basketball team is heading to the NCAA Division II final four for the second consecutive season.

Jim Crutchfield's Hilltoppers knocked off defending national champion Drury 85-75 in the quarterfinals Wednesday night in Evansville, Indiana.

It was a runs for sure, none bigger than an 11-0 West Liberty run which began with 7:51 remaining and the Hilltoppers down by one point.

Sophomore Seger Bonifant hit three straight three pointers in the run as the Toppers pushed their own lead to ten with 5:10 to play. Bonifant hit all six of his three point attempts, and was a perfect 7-7 from the field for a team-high 20 points.

West Liberty pushed its lead to a game-high 15 points with 2:45 remaining after a Shawn Dyer three pointer. Dyer scored 13 points. CJ Hester had 12 points and All-American Cedric Harris had 16 points despite being saddled by foul trouble.

Keene Cockburn pulled down 13 rebounds and blocked three shots.

West Liberty is now 30-3 overall. The Hilltoppes have now posted four consecutive 30 win seasons.

They'll play in the national semifinals Thursday at 9:30 p.m. The game is televised live on the CBS Sports Network.

3.26.14 Video Highlights - West Liberty Advances To Final Four


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