Defensive-minded MHS rolls past Polar Bears
Mohigans register a 64-38 NCAC victory
The Dominion Post
FAIRMONT — Morgantown High boys’ basketball coach Tom Yester would be thrilled to see his Mohigans hold Fairmont Senior to 10 points in a quarter most games.
So one can only imagine how elated Yester was when his team held the Polar Bears to 10 points in the first half Thursday night.
The Mohigans turned up the heat defensively and routed their North Central Athletic Conference rival, 64-38, in their regular-season finale.
“The difference was defense,” Yester said. “[Zachary] McCullough and [Nathan] Angeline couldn’t get good looks. That was the name of the game.”
The Mohigans (16-6, 10-3 NCAC) play host to University High in a sectional game next Thursday.
Taylor Dunn paced the Mohigans with 14 points. J.T. Lewis finished with six points, 10 rebounds and four assists. Anthony Schifano scored 12 points.

Morgantown 97, Elkins 52
Morgantown–– Craig Carey scored a career-high 15 points as Morgantown High overwhelmed NCAC rival Elkins at the MHS gymnasium.
J.T. Lewis finished with 14 points, Zach Cooke scored 11 and Cameron Taylor and Tyrell Rembert added 10 apiece.
“We had nice balance,” said MHS coach Tom Yester, who watched 12 of his 13 players score. “We had 11 turnovers, which is pretty good when you consider how many guys scored.
“It was a nice, consistent ball game. Our defense was kind of smothering them. They’re struggling right now, and we’re playing fairly well.”
Lewis led the Mohigans (14-6) with seven rebounds. Cooke grabbed six boards. MHS returns to action tonight, hosting Buckhannon-Upshur on Senior Night.

Boys’ basketball Morgantown 65, Brooke 51
The Dominion Post 2/17/07
WELLSBURG — Anthony Schifano continued his hot shooting streak by going 4-for-8 from 3-point range and scored 23 points in a victory over Brooke.
Schifano also added six rebounds, two assists and two steals on a night when the Mohigans (13-6) would rack up 17 team thefts.
J.T. Lewis also had a balanced night with 20 points, six rebounds, three steals and two assists, while Taylor Dunn added 10 points for the Mohigans.
MHS returns home to play Elkins at 7:30 p.m. Monday. MHS boys pick up fifth-straight victory
The Dominion Post The Dominion Post 1/23/07

TENNERTON — Another night, another win for Morgantown High’s boys basketball team.
The Mohigans (8-4) picked up their fifth straight victory on Tuesday night with an 80-47 decision over Buckhannon-Upshur.
Jay Fletcher led the way for MHS as he scored 19 points, hitting five 3-pointers, as the Mohigans connected on a season-best 11 triples on the night.
“The key for us during this stretch has been that our defense has been creating turnovers to help our offense,” MHS coach Tom Yester said. “We haven’t been turning the ball over and we have been shooting the ball really well too.”
J.T. Lewis, Zach Cooke and Lunden Ryan each scored 10 points in the win as the Mohigans now turn their attention to cross-town rival University High. The Mohigans and Hawks play Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at MHS’s gym.

MHS boys pick up solid win
The Dominion Post 1/07/07
ELKINS — Basic basketball and a better performance helped Morgantown High’s boys’ basketball team get back to .500 on the season with a 57-41 victory over Elkins.
“We played pretty good defense but oeverall it was just a better performance for us tonight,” MHS head coach Tom Yester said. “We got the ball to the glass and didn’t settle for shots. We really did what we are supposed to do.”
J.T. Lewis led the Mohigans (4-4) with 12 points and seven rebounds while Jay Fletcher had four points and six rebounds.
The Mohigans opened a 30-21 halftime lead and never looked back as they outscored Elkins 27-20 in the second half.
“We still had too many turnovers,” Yester said. “But we are improving.”
Ryan 3 1-2 8, Rembert 0 0-0 0, Lewis 5 2-5 12, Law 3 2-2 8, Cooke 0 0-0 0, Dunn 4 0-0 8, Carey 0 0-0 0, Schifano 3 0-06, Fletcher 2 0-0 4, Taylor 5 1-2 11. Totals 25 6-11 57.
Parkersburg South 60,
Morgantown 49
The Dominion Post 1/05/07
PARKERSBURG — Morgantown High boys’ basketball coach Tom Yester didn’t have to search long or hard to find the reason for his team’s defeat at Parkersburg South.
“Our problem was 17 turnovers and 35 percent shooting,” said Yester, whose team dropped to 3-4 on the season.
The Mohigans turned the ball over six times in the first half and 11 times in the second half. MHS trailed by only four points, 53-49, with three minutes to play, but Parkersburg South reeled off seven unanswered points to seal the victory. Four of the points came on layups after steals.
MHS did not have a player in the double-figure scoring column. Anthony Schifano led the Mohigans with eight points and Lunden Ryan added seven. J.T. Lewis and Jay Fletcher grabbed six rebounds apiece for MHS.
Dunn leads Mohigans over Parkersburg South
The Dominion Post 12/29/06
MARTINSBURG — Taylor Dunn scored 20 points, as Morgantown High cruised to a 66-57 victory over Parkersburg South on Friday in the consolation game of the Martinsburg Holiday Tournament. Dunn connected on two 3-pointers, as did teammate J.T. Lewis, who finished with 11. In alll, MHS (2-3) had six 3-pointers for the game. Elliott Law added 12 points for the Mohigans. Parkersburg South (3-2) was led by Shane Piggott’s 15 points. MHS will play its home opener at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against North Marion.

Mohigans win first game of Season
The Dominion Post 12/20/06
Varsity boys Morgantown 48, East Fairmont 46
FAIRMONT — Taylor Dunn’s offensive rebound basket with 6.8 seconds remaining delivered Morgantown High its first victory of the season, as the Mohigans beat East Fairmont.
“We finally had a lead at halftime,” MHS coach Tom Yester said. “But it got close again and they regained the lead briefly, but it was nip and tuck toward the end.”
Tied at 46 in the closing seconds, the Mohigans (1-2, 1-1 NCAC) ran a sideline inbounds play and Derek Long had a shot in the lane that missed.
“Taylor got in there for the rebound and got a little teardrop to go in,” Yester said.
The Bees (1-2, 0-2) turned the ball over on their ensuing possession.
Dunn had four points for MHS. Jay Fletcher had 18 and J.T. Lewis added 13 while holding East Fairmont’s Derek Sevier to three baskets and seven points. The Mohigans made six 3-point baskets.
Trent Wilson scored 19 points for the Bees.