MHS storms past Bees
BY JUSTIN JACKSON The Dominion Post
No. 6 Morgantown Highs run through the North Central Athletic Conference reached new heights Tuesday night in a 75-34 victory over East Fairmont, at the MHS gymnasium.
The MHS bench outscored the Bees, 36-34, in a game that got out of hand starting in the second quarter.
We did what we wanted to do tonight ... dominate, MHS coach Tom Yester said.
The Bees (1-7) playing without guard Adam Leonard, who broke his leg and is out for the rest of the season, went cold from the floor in the second quarter after trailing, 17-10, after the first quarter.
The MHS defense was led by junior center Quinn Law, who blocked four shots and added nine rebounds.
In the past, Quinn has played a little Southern California (relaxed), Yester said. Hes becoming more aggressive. Hes becoming more comfortable.
Laws importance to the Mohigans (7-2) seems to be growing. He had a nice game tonight, Yester said. Lots of blocks and rebounds. When you talk about playing the size teams in the future, well have to find ways to keep him in there.
A good shot blocker has the ability to come off his man and make the block on somebody else and thats what Quinn can do. In all, the Mohigans outrebounded the Bees, 46-34, and used the rebounds to ignite the fast-break game, which is pretty much what the second half was.
We had some guys get hot, but a lot of that was lay-ups, Yester said. Still, we had some nice production. John (Oliver) got hot in the first half for us. Emil (Siriwardane) got hot in the second and Chris (Carey) had his usual game for us.
Carey led the Mohigans with 17 points, while Siriwardane added 12 and Oliver 10. All 10 players scored for MHS.
In short, everything that could go right did for the Mohigans on this night. MHS only turned the ball over eight times. Law added eight points to go with his defensive effort and Marlan Robinson led the team with eight assists.
The Mohigans held East Fairmont to just seven points in the second quarter and five points in the third quarter. MHS led, 57-22, heading into the fourth. Overall, its pretty much what one would expect, Yester said. East hung in there for a while and you can tell theyre a different team without Leonard. That injury really hurts them. The Mohigans will host Fairmont Senior on Thursday before traveling to Buckhannon-Upshur on Jan. 25.
(6) Morgantown 75 East Fairmont 34
EAST FAIRMONT (1-7) Cleveland 3 0-2 6, Janicki 1 2-2 4, Moore 2 3-6 7, Wilson 0 0-0 0, Satterfield 1 0-0 2, Price 2 0-0 4, Sevier 1 0-0 2, Brown 0 0-0 0, Slusser 4 1-3 9, Costello 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 6-13 34. MORGANTOWN (7-2) Siriwardane 5 0-0 12, Kerns 3 0-0 6, Lindsay 4 0-2 8, Oliver 4 0-0 10, Carey 6 3-4 17, Law 4 0-2 8, Hatfield 1 2-2 4, Robinson 2 0-0 4, Dunn 2 0-0 4, Holt 1 0-0 2. Totals 32 5-10 75. East Fairmont 10 7 5 12 34 Morgantown 17 20 20 18 75 3-pointers: Morgantown 6 (Siriwardane 2, Oliver 2, Carey 2), East Fairmont 0. Rebounds: Morgantown 46 (Law 9), East Fairmont 34 (Slusser, Price, Cleveland 5). Juniorvarsity: Morgantown 80 (Karraken 22), East Fairmont 25.