CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Jordan Robinson hit consecutive 3-pointers 58 seconds apart in the fourth quarter of Martinsburg's 60-50 win over Huntington in Thursday's Class AAA 1 vs. 8 quarterfinals matchup.
The first of Robinson's 3s came with 3:42 left and gave Martinsburg (24-2) the lead for good. The second came with 2:44 left and the Bulldogs' lead swelled to six points, their biggest of the back-and-forth contest.
Robinson had no reason to be confident in those two shots, but he collected each pass, planted his feet and hoisted them anyway.
"I probably played one of the worst first halves of basketball I played all season," the 6-foot-4, 180-pound senior said, "so I figured it couldn't get any worse than that.
"I just let them fly."
Robinson shook off a scoreless first half in which he missed his only two field goal attempts (3-pointers) to hit 4-of-5 second-half shots and reach double figures with 10 points.
His 3s put Martinsburg, winners of 11 consecutive games, up 51-48 and 54-48. Huntington (18-7) never got closer than 3 points after Robinson's back-to-back baskets.
Martinsburg, which lost only once to an in-state team (at Morgantown, 64-59, Jan. 19), rarely led before Robinson's 3-pointers. The Bulldogs held the lead for 18 seconds in the first quarter, 14 seconds in the second quarter and 19 seconds in the third.
They had the lead three times in the fourth quarter totaling 2:05. Then Huntington junior Chancelor Wooding drained a 3 to tie it at 48-48 with 4:02 left of the fourth quarter.
It was the sixth and final tie of the game.
"I thought they weathered the storm," Martinsburg Coach Dave Rogers said of his players. "Came back and did a great job in the second (half)."