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This article appeared in the Dominion Post Newspaper on February 13, 2003.
Yester: Road to NCAC title runs through UHS

Toss out record look:Mohigans wary of city rivals

The Dominion Post

The Morgantown High boys' basketball team will be putting its 12-game winning streak on the line today, when it travels to crosstown rival University High.

Not only that, but MHS (13-2) enters the game at No. 6 in the state and is leading the North Central Athletic Conference with a 9-1 record.

"Right now, the focus is only on UHS," MHS coach Tom Yester said. "If we want to win the conference, we have to beat them. If we want to win our sectional, we have to beat them."

The game begins at 7:30 p.m.

Many wonder if the Mohigans will overlook a UHS squad that enters the game at 4-12. In their first meeting this season, the Mohigans handed the Hawks a 57-28 beating.

"UHS is improved," Yester said. "They beat John Marshall just as bad as we did and they nearly beat East Fairmont.

"You have to be focused each and every game, no matter who the opponent is. We beat them by a big score the first time, but hopefully our guys won't go in thinking it will be easy."

Morgantown High's Seth Fogarty and Kameron Law have supplied the bulk of the offense lately for the Mohigans.

"I would love to see (Tyler) Benson get hot again," Yester said. "He's been steady, but he hasn't been shooting as well lately as he did to start the season."

Casey Jackson leads UHS at 13.3 points a game, but was held scoreless in the first meeting with MHS.

"I'm sure Jackson will score some points this time," Yester said. "He's too good of a player not to. I wouldn't be surprised if they come out and try and run a little more than they did the first time around."


Morgantown High (13-2)

G: Geremy Rodamer (5.8 ppg)
G: Seth Fogarty (12.7 ppg)

F: Tyler Benson (12.2 ppg)

F: Kameron Law (14.0 ppg)

C: Matt Simpson (4.7 ppg)

BENCH: 16.3 ppg

University High (4-12)

G: Bryan Phillips (3.5 ppg)
G: Casey Jackson (13.3 ppg)

F: Sammie Polce (3.6 ppg)

F: Jared Mayfield (5.4 ppg)

C: Julian Spraggins (3.4 ppg)

BENCH: 23.3 ppg