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This article appeared in the Dominion Post Newspaper on January 26, 2003.
Triple-triple for Fogarty as Mohigans win

MHS puts Bees away in 4th, 67-55


The Dominion Post

When it comes to Seth Fogarty's game against East Fairmont on Saturday night, there isn't much room for criticism.

Anything the senior forward was asked to do, he did.

Fogarty fought for rebounds, dived for steals and scored crucial points.

And after the game, the only thing Mohigans coach Tom Yester had left to do was pat his back.

Fogarty recorded a triple-triple as Morgantown (8-2) rolled past East Fairmont, 67-55, in NCAC boy's basketball action.

Fogarty, a talented and quick athlete, is the only returning starter from last year's 22-4 squad.

Against East Fairmont (8-3), Fogarty managed to finish the game with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals.

"It was a team effort," he said. "We all applaud each other for the things we do."

Early in the first quarter, the Mohigans found themselves behind, 12-8, due to East Fairmont's consistent shooting.

Matt Simpson scored a basket and Fogarty added four points to tie the score at 14.

Tyler Benson's jump shot and 3-pointer gave the Mohigans a 19-18 advantage at the end of the quarter.

Fogarty scored eight points in the second and Kameron Law added seven, but Morgantown found itself trailing, 39-36, at the half.

Cole Slamen's three points and D.J. Nunan's four kept the game in the Bees' control.

"We weren't well oiled to start the game," Yester said. "We almost let it get away from us in the first half."

The Mohigans, struggling with outside shots, had to look elsewhere for points.

The combined effort of Law, Fogarty and Geremy Rodamer made up for any part Morgantown was lacking.

Law finished with a game-high 22 points and Rodamer added 10 for the Mohigans.

In the second half, Law and Rodamer combined for 18 points, giving Morgantown the momentum it was lacking.

"We lost a little momentum coming into the game, but we came out in the second half with much more intensity," Fogarty said. "Geremy made a lot of plays to get people open and made a lot of shots. I'm really proud of the guys on the team."

The Mohigans rallied in the third quarter to a 50-48 lead thanks to three points from Matt Simpson and a pair of buckets from Chad Murray and Dan Dalton.

Morgantown also was better able to control the outside shooting talent of Slamen and Rusty Conner, who combined for 16 points for East Fairmont in the first half.

The Mohigans finally exploded in the fourth, getting seven points from Law and six from Rodamer, and Chad Murray went 4-for-4 at the foul line to secure the victory for Morgantown.

Box score



Murray 1 4-4 6, Benson 3 1-2 8, Rodamer 4 2-5 10, Dalton 1 0-0 2, Fogarty 6 0-0 12, Law 7 7-9 22, Williams 0 0-0 0, Jones 0 0-0 0, Torsney 1 0-0 2, Simpson 2 1-2 5, Holt 0 0-0 0. Totals 24 13-20 67.


Dw. Jones 1 3-6 5, Conner 4 1-2 11, Slamen 6 0-0 17, Jones 2 0-0 5, Nunan 2 0-0 4, Gardner 0 0-0 0, Moore 0 0-0 0, Wray 0 0-0 0, Slusser 4 5-6 13. Totals 29 10-16 55.

Morgantown19 17 14 17 -- 67

East Fairmont18 21 9 7 -- 55

3-point goals--Morgantown 2 (Law 1, Benson 1), East Fairmont 7 (Conner 2, Slamen 5).)