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This article appeared in the Dominion Post Newspaper on March 5, 2004.
MHS can't count on Law today

Star hurt, might miss sectional versus UHS


The Dominion Post

University High boys' basketball coach Bruce Clinton may have put it best Wednesday, following a 50-39 loss to Elkins:

"We just finished playing 22 practice games," Clinton said. "Now it counts."

The Hawks (2-20) will host top-ranked Morgantown High (21-1) at 7:30 tonight in the Region I, Section 2 tournament. The winner advances to the Region I title game, on March 9, against the winner of the Brooke-John Marshall game. The loser's season comes to an end.

The Mohigans will be coming off their first loss of the season, 73-51, Parkersburg South.

More important, though, is the status of senior forward Kameron Law, who is questionable for tonight's game with an injured leg. The 6-foot-7 Law is second on the team in scoring at 12 points per game.

"He's practiced just one day with us and that was (Thursday)," MHS coach Tom Yester said. "We're going to see if he can go with a sleeve around the leg. No decision has been made yet, but he's certainly questionable going into the game."

The Mohigans swept the two regular-season meetings, 76-55 and 51-36, but Yester said none of that matters now.

"A game like this, you have to be well prepared for anything," he said. "Certainly, if Kameron can't go, we'll need for Tyler (Benson) and Chris (Carey) to shoot the ball well and for Ben Torsney to play tough on the inside."

Sophomore Marlin Robinson is expected to start if Law can't.

"Marlin has been playing very well lately," Yester said. "Hopefully, he can keep that up. More importantly, we have to be able to cut down on their 3-point shooters and try to make them beat us on the inside."

Clinton has worked all season to develop another scorer to go with freshman Jedd Gyorko and senior Charles Cyphert. He has one now with guard L.C. Jefferson. In the past three games, Jefferson has averaged 15.3 points.

"They certainly have that third scorer now and that could be a major factor," Yester said. "I look for a spirited game by both teams."