MHS girls rule Region I pool

The Dominion Post
    BROOKE — Six Morgantown High girls’ swimmers accounted for six individual championships and a sweep of the relays as the Mohigans easily won the Region I meet, Saturday, at Brooke High.
    MHS finished with 153 points, well ahead of second-place Parkersburg (111), in the nine-team field. University High (78) placed third.
    “I’m telling you, this is a heck of a team,” MHS coach Michael Deem said. “These girls have worked really hard. They’re dynamite.”
    Freshman Cortney Kisner and sophomore Maggie Moreland each won two individual events and helped win two relays. Kisner won the 100 freestyle, in 57.96, and 500 free, in 5:38.75. Moreland took the 100 butterfly, in a Region I record 1:01.75, and the 100 backstroke (1:04.35).
    Morgan Cira and Lara Brandfass each won an individual event, Cira the 200 freestyle (2:07.30) and Brandfass the 200 IM (2:19.33). Brittany Allen and Frankie Temple each contributed to two relay wins. MHS took the 200 medley (Allen, Brandfass, Moreland, Kisner), in 1:59.25; 200 free (Cira, Allen, Temple, Kisner) in 1:49.44; and 400 free (Cira, Temple, Moreland, Brandfass), in 3:59.32.
University’s Bethany Henn was the 50 freestyle champ, in 26.70. Parkersburg won the 10-team boys’ meet, with UHS fifth and MHS tied with Weir for seventh. The top six finishers in each event qualified for the state meet, Thursday and Friday, at WVU. Qualifiers also include these swimmers:
Boys’ basketball
    MARTINSBURG — Scotti Smith scored 22 points and QMonte Metheny 16, and between them they rained in nine 3-pointers as Martinsburg defeated Morgantown, 77-61.
    MHS was coming off a victory against arch-rival University and, “It was not much emotion after that emotional game for us,” coach Tom Yester said. “No excuses, we have to come with emotion every night.”
    The Mohigans trailed, 53-46, after three quarters but the Bulldogs blew it open with a 24-15 fourth.
    “We were shooting about 55 percent through three,” Yester said, “but in the fourth, when the wheels started loosening up, we didn’t tighten them up. We weren’t sharp; when it got bad it got worse.”
    Chris Carey led MHS with 25 points and Jeff Lindsay added 11. John Hatfield had seven rebounds.