MHS 63, PHS 49
MHS wins 10th straight, beats PHS
Mohigans flex their muscles against Knights

BY ERIC HANLON The Dominion Post
KINGWOOD — Winning 10 games is better than most teams will do all year long, but the Morgantown High School boys’ basketball team is not most teams.
The Mohigans (12-2) won their 10th straight game Wednesday night when they beat Preston High School (10-4) soundly by a score of 63-49.
The win marked the second time Morgantown has beaten Preston this season and in similar fashion with the first meeting, MHS dominated throughout.
A big part of that domination, in the game and during this long win streak, is the play of senior Craig Carey. Carey led the team in scoring with 11 points.
“This is definitely the best I’ve played all year,” Carey said. “I wasn’t too good to start the year but the last couple of games I’ve been stepping it up.”
After the game, head coach Tom Yester broke down the victory into simple terminology.
“We played okay,” Yester said. “We came in and got the lead early and led by 10 at the half so that was good. And we won by more than 10 in the game so we won the second half too, so that is good.”
For the most part Yester’s simple assessment of the game was accurate, but PHS head coach Barry Sanders hit the nail right on the head when discussing reasons for the outcome.
“They are stronger than us,” Sanders said. “And strength usually wins.”
Throughout the evening the Mohigans out-muscled the Knights who were unable to contend physically.
For this reason, the normally sharp-shooting Knights were unable to connect from the floor with any con- sistency.
One of the bright spots for the Knights was senior Major Myers who scored eight of his 12 points in the fourth quarter while trying to rally his team.
“They outplayed us and they play good defense,” Myers said. “We just couldn’t shoot. We were taking good shots but they kept getting a hand in our face.”
In the first half, the Knights only converted on 7-of-28 shots from the floor which is way below their season average.
“[Preston] has a lot of excellent shooters but they were cold tonight,” Yester said. “But I thought we played good defense and a lot of times that will make you cold. Give us a little credit.”

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Preston’s Kelvine Fike (center) is surrounded by several Morgantown defenders during Wednesday’s game in Kingwood. Fike scored two points as the Knights lost to the visiting Mohigans, 63-49.