Mohigans boys' champs
Beat Patriots in final, 84-74
Jim Moore/The Dominion Post

Morgantown's Geremy Rodamer goes up for a shot. Rodamer scored 10 points Friday.

The Dominion Post

It was quite a sight to behold Friday night.

Morgantown High guard Bobby Prim had just scored 23 points in sparking the Mohigans to an 84-74 victory over Parkersburg South in the title game of the West Virginia Coaches Against Cancer Tournament, at MHS Gym.

Yet there was Prim standing in the locker room afterward ... swinging a baseball bat.

Was Prim, an infielder on the Mohigans' baseball team, thinking about spring already?

"It's my second sport," Prim said, smiling. "I'm not ready to think about that until the end of March, hopefully."

Parkersburg South wouldn't mind if Prim started training for baseball right now.

The 6-foot senior point man unloaded on the Patriots, drilling five 3-pointers as the Mohigans stayed unbeaten at 5-0. His overall floor game was every bit as sparkling as his shooting.

"You have to give Mr. Prim credit," MHS coach Tom Yester said. "He did everything well. He looked like a complete ballplayer tonight."

Yester has been waiting for Prim to break out with a high-scoring game. He got what he wanted Friday.

"I finally started making some shots, and we played tough defense when we needed to," Prim said. "I made some shots I had been shooting earlier in the season. I stayed confident and stayed with it."

Prim relishes his games with Parkersburg South. He scored 26 points against the Patriots in last year's Christmas tournament game, in Parkersburg.

Fortunately for Prim, he'll get another crack at the Patriots later this season, in Parkersburg.

"I was really excited about this game," Prim said. "Last year against these guys I had my best game. I wanted to come out tonight and do the same thing and lead by example. I was making some shots in warmups, and that's what started my confidence."

Once Prim started stroking his outside jumper, the rest of the Mohigans responded. MHS got solid performances from everybody. Ronnie Shaver contributed 19 points, and Justin Vidovich had 15.

Geremy Rodamer and Matt Simpson executed in reserve roles. Rodamer tallied 10 points, and Simpson added five.

"We're real happy to win this," Yester said. "We knew it was going to be tough. We knew we'd have to play 32 minutes. This is probably the best 32 minutes we've played this year."

"This win should give us a big boost," Prim said. "Parkersburg South is a top five team in the state year in and year out. We stayed with them tonight and got the victory."

Box score



Shamblin 9 7-8 27, Sponseller 2 1-2 5, Squires 6 0-2 13, McCallister 4 2-2 10, Dawson 3 2-2 9, Ross 0 2-2 2, Balsley 1 0-0 3, Nix 0 0-0 0, Baileys 2 0-0 5, Bush 0 0-0 0, Totals 27 14-18 74.


Prim 9 0-0 23, Fogarty 1 1-1 3, Vidovich 6 1-1 15, Shaver 8 2-2 19, Hedges 3 0-0 7, Simpson 2 1-3 5, Rodamer 3 3-4 10, Dalton 0 0-0 0, Murray 1 0-0 2, Totals 33 8-11 84.

Parkersburg South 11 17 15 31 -- 74

Morgantown 17 18 21 28 -- 84

3-point goals--Parkersburg South (Shamblin 2, Squires 1, Dawson 1, Balsley 1, Baileys 1), Morgantown 10 (Prim 5, Vidovich 2, Hedges 1, Rodamer 1, Shaver 1).