CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Devonti Birch scored 13 points to lead Robert C. Byrd to a 51-44 win over Tolsia in the Class AA quarterfinals Thursday night.
Robert C. Byrd (20-6) advanced to the tournament semifinals for the first time since 1996. The Eagles had lost in the quarterfinals in their seven previous tries.
Fourth-seeded Robert C. Byrd will meet top-seeded Bluefield on Friday night.
Tolsia trailed by 17 points in the fourth quarter before making a furious comeback. Terry Davis made two free throws to cap a 17-4 run that brought the Rebels within 48-44 with 23 seconds left. But Tolsia didn't score again.
Nick Dyer added 12 points for Robert C. Byrd.
Morgan Stacy, Tolsia's leading scorer, was held to six points on 1-of-10 shooting. Davis led Tolsia (17-9) with 20 points.