Posted On: 03/6/21 6:35 PM

Goodpasture (28-1) inked its name in championship glory Saturday afternoon by defeating Christ Presbyterian Academy (27-5), 60-50, to capture its first-ever Division II-A Boys State Tournament Championship.

This was the Cougars’ second win over the Lions this season, as Goodpasture defeated CPA a week ago for the DII-A Middle Region Tournament Championship.

Here are three takeaways from the Cougars win.

Isaiah West Isaiah West 6'3" | SG Goodpasure | 2023 State #45 Nation TN made clutch shots in the second half

The sophomore guard couldn’t get shots to fall in the first half, as he went 2 for 7 from the field. Goodpasture went into halftime down only 30-26, thanks to senior point guard Patrick Smith Jr.’s nine points and Jack Carter’s solid performance (seven points, five rebounds). West revived himself in the next 16 minutes, scoring 14 of his 19 points to keep the team afloat.

His second half surge was important as the Lions were double teaming and trapping Smith. West was able to get nice looks off ball screen action. The dagger from the Cougars came when Smith threw a touchdown pass to a wide open West for the two-handed, monster slam.

It was 56-50 for Goodpasture at that point, with all of the momentum on its

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