Sports in The Dominion Post

This article appeared in the Dominion Post Newspaper on March 30, 2003.

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Front row from left to right, Player of the Year Beau Wilson from Clay-Battelle, Morgantown High's Seth Fogarty, University High's Casey Jackson, Fairmont Senior's Steven Sutherland and Trinity's Brian O'Neil. Second row from left to right, North Marion' s Matt Lambert, East Fairmont's Rusty Conner, Morgantown's Kameron Law, Fairmont Senior's Drew Hannah and Morgantown's Tyler Benson. Not pictured is Ricky Sell of North Marion.
You have to guard the 3 with this team


The Dominion Post

The game of basketball is changing.

While it still has the fundamentals of the bounce pass, man-to-man defense and the pick-and-rolls, basketball is becoming a game of long-range bombs.

With that in mind, we bring you the 2002-03 All The Dominion Post boys' basketball team.

It is a team that has a little bit of everything that coaches are looking for.

Yes, it has some size and bulk and some guys that love to mix it up a little underneath.

But, what this team is truly loaded with is shooters.

We're not talking about your average 15-foot jumpshooters, either. We're talking about a team that could almost line up five guys around the 3-point line and turn it into a shooting contest.

The first team is led by our Player of the Year in Clay-Battelle's Beau Wilson , who hit 52 3-pointers during the season and led the area in scoring at 22.1 points per game.

Wilson is joined on the first team by East Fairmont's Rusty Conner , who led the NCAC in scoring at 18.4 points per game. Conner, who guided the Bees to the Region III title game, also averaged 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists.

At 6-foot-7, Morgantown High's Kameron Law is our tallest shooter and he had 30 3-pointers on the year. Law led MHS to the state's Final Four and averaged 13.2 points.

Fairmont Senior's Drew Hannah did most of his damage playing down low for the Polar Bears and was the team's leading rebounder. Hannah proved he could score with the best of them and averaged 16.2 points.

Rounding out the first team is North Marion's Ricky Sell, who helped lead the Huskies to the state tournament.

In a 77-74 loss to eventual state champion Parkersburg South in the first round, Sell scored 24 points. On the season, Sell averaged 14.8 points.

Our second team scores nearly as much as the first team and is highlighted by MHS teammates Seth Fogarty and Tyler Benson. Fogarty was the team's leading rebounder and averaged 11.3 points, while Benson led the area with 61 3-pointers and finished with a 11.7 scoring average.

University High's Casey Jackson was the Hawks most consistent player this season and averaged 11.4 points.

North Marion's Matt Lambert teamed with Sell to form quite a combo for the Huskies. Lambert scored 21 points against Parkersburg South and led North Marion in scoring at 14.9 points.

Fairmont Senior's Steven Sutherland connected on 56 3-pointers this season and is named to the second team for the second consecutive season. Sutherland averaged 15.1 points.

The second team is rounded out by Trinity's Brian O'Neil, who led the Warriors with 40 3-pointers and scored 16.7 points per game.