West Liberty University's Hilltoppers basketball team already had chalked up a memorable season before Thursday, when they met Winona State in the NCAA Division II tournament quarterfinal game. Then Coach Jim Crutchfield's squad absolutely demolished the Warriors, with a final score of 110-84.
That sets up a semifinal game today at noon in Louisville, Ky., against Metro State. If the 'Toppers win, they will play for a national championship next week in Atlanta.
Win, lose or draw, the WLU team has captured the imaginations - and inspired the admiration - of many local fans.
Good luck, then, and good shooting this afternoon to the 'Toppers - already champs in our book.