JV BOYS Morgantown 68 Brooke 39 2/15/08
Nathan Colombo scored 16 points for the Mohigans and Taylor simmons addded 13 Points. Jeffrey Ferda had 22 points for Brooke. the Mohigans are now 18-0 on the season.

MHS varsity boys roll past Elkins, 71-18 2/7/08
The Morgantown boys’ basketball team opened up a quick 17-point first quarter lead and never looked back Wednesday night, downing Elkins, 71-18.
The Mohigans shot 60 percent from the floor, as Craig Carey scored 15 points and Ben Hewitt added 12.
“We had a nice balanced night,” MHS head coach Tom Yester said. “Everyone was contributing.”
Lunden Ryan had six assists and Colton Hinkle added five, and six Mohigans had three rebounds.
MHS led 37-11 at halftime and Elkins scored just seven second half points.
Morgantown (14-3) returns to action Friday night to host crosstown foe University.

WP ends Mohigans’ 11-game win streak
WHEELING — A 1-for-13 shooting start ended an 11-game winning streak for the Morgantown High boys’ basketball team in a 62-50 loss against Wheeling Park on Saturday. The Patriots held a 14-2 lead after the first quarter. “It wasn’t a good start for us,” MHS coach Tom Yester said. “We got back in the game, but we couldn’t get over the hump. Every time we started to get back, they would push the lead back up on us. We would make some dumb plays and just couldn’t get back in it.” The Mohigans (13-3) did cut the lead, 24-19, at halftime, but was outscored, 37-31, in the second half by the Patriots. Richard Hall led the way for Wheeling Park with 21 points. MHS was led by Craig Carey’s 21 points and Ben Hewitt added 14 points. Tyler Anderson led MHS with five rebounds and Lunden Ryan added five assists for the Mohigans. The Mohigans will travel to Elkins, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Junior varsity boys Morgantown 83, University 69 1/25/08
Taylor Simmons scored 17 points, Ryan Parsons 13 and Sam Runner 11 in Morgantown’s win over University. Dominique Simpson led UHS with 20 points and Dyllan Johnson chipped in 17 points.

Morgantown holds off hot-shooting Polar Bears 1/20/08
FAIRMONT — There’s little doubt that the Morgantown boys’ basketball team is pretty darn good right now.
The only problem with that is that every other team that Mohigans play knows it.
On Friday, the Mohigans (9-2) took another tough shot from host Fairmont Senior only to survive with a 79-65 victory.
“They shot the heck out of it,” MHS head coach Tom Yester said of the Polar Bears. “We shot a lot of layups and we were able to get some good looks but they really shot the ball well.”
So did Morgantown, as the Mohigans connected on 58 percent of their shots from the field. “We had a 13-point lead at one point and they got it down to two or three and that’s when I said ‘hey boys, now is when we see if we are any good,’” Yester said.
The Mohigans responded and pulled out the victory as senior guard Craig Carey led the way with 26 points and nine assists. Ben Hewitt and Jay Fletcher each added 19 points. Fletcher had six rebounds and Hewitt added four rebounds.
“We played soundly on the night,” Yester said. “The highlight of the night was our offensive execution in the halfcourt. Our defense still needs a lot of work but I was really happy to see our guys respond they way they did.”
Kyle Raikes led the Polar Bears with 14 points.
Morgantown returns to action on Wednesday when they host Buckhannon-Upshur at 7:30 p.m.
JV boys MHS 57, Fairmont Senior 54
Sam Runner scored 18 points to lead Morgantown (9-0) to the victory while Jeff Allen added nine points and Jordan Barnette scored eight points.

Mohigans come back for win over Bees 1/16/08
FAIRMONT — It wasn’t Morgantown’s smoothest game, but in the end it didn’t matter. After trailing by nine points at halftime to East Fairmont, the No. 8 Mohigans stormed back for a 58-56 road win Wednesday night, capped by Craig Carey’s steal with eight seconds remaining in the game.
In the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, Zach Cooke nailed a pull-up jump shot to tie the game at 56-56. After stalling the Bees on defense the following possession, Carey broke free for the game-winning layup. On the ensuing inbounds play, Carey stole the ball and the Mohigans survived with the win.
“It wasn’t a thing of beauty,” MHS head coach Tom Yester said.
Anthony Schifano led the Mohigans with 16 points, including four 3-pointers and seven rebounds, while Jay Fletcher added 11. Cooke finished with eight points and Carey had six points and five assists.
“We executed a little better in half court [in the second half],” Yester said. “They mixed up defenses and played very well. Give the kids credit. We finally adjusted.”
MHS (8-2) won Saturday at No. 3 Martinsburg, and will return to action Friday night at Fairmont Senior.
JV boys basketball Morgantown 69, East Fairmont 25
Ryan Parsons scored 23 and Nathan Colombo added 15 for the undefeated Mohigans (8-0).

Mohigans knock off No. 3 Martinsburg 1/12/08
MARTINSBURG — The Morgantown boys’ basketball team shocked No. 3 Martinsburg, 64-61, Saturday night. It was the Mohigans’ first ever win at Martinsburg. “This is a big win. To me, they are similar to Capital, and this tells our kids not only can we get close, but we can win,” MHS head coach Tom Yester said. “If we run our offense, we make it very hard on the other team.” The two schools remained close throughout the game. The Mohigans put the game away off an Anthony Schifano basket from a inbounds play with 6.7 seconds remaining. Schifano finished with 18 points, while Zach Cooke scored 11 and Ben Hewitt 12. “We didn’t turn it over a lot,” Yester said. “We got some key baskets from Schifano in the second half.” Hewitt and Jay Fletcher each had nine rebounds and Craig Carey added seven assists for the Mohigans. In total, 22 fouls were called on Morgantown and nine on Martinsburg. MHS (7-2) handed Martinsburg (9-2) its first loss from a West Virginia school.

Carey paces MHS to victory 1/10/08
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GLEN DALE — Craig Carey showed why Morgantown High School coach Tom Yester has entrusted him with the reins of the MHS offense this season.
Carey, a senior point guard, scored 15 points with four assists and six steals in a 64-44 win over host John Marshall.
“He’s not going o get 15 every night,” Yester said. “But this was Craig’s best game of the year. It’s about time that he broke out and had a big game.”
Carey connected on 5 of 9 shots from the field while Tyler Anderson scored 12 off the bench and Ben Hewitt added 11 points with eight rebounds.
“We did a pretty good job of containing Mr. [Kenny] Shepherd tonight,” Yester said of John Marshall’s leading scorer who finished with a team-high 12 points. “I thought our defense was decent.”
Yester did not that senior Jay Fletcher played solid defense on one of John Marshall’s best shooter.
“He didn’t do a lot of things that look good in box score but he certainly did some good things for us tonight,” Yester said.
The Mohigans (6-2) return to action on Saturday when they travel to Martinsburg for a 7:30 p.m. contest.
“They are ranked third in the state and they deserve it,” Yester said of Martinsburg. “They are tall and have a big kid in the middle. It will be a real test for us.”
JV boys Morgantown 53, John Marshall 33
Sam Runner scored 11 points to lead Morgantown (6-0) to the victory.

Boys’ basketball MHS 82, North Marion 31 1/07/08
RACHEL — The Mohigans held a 34-12 lead at halftime, and then got better in the second half. Morgantown (5-2) shot 55 percent from the field (33-of-60) with Ben Hewitt leading the way with a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Michael Hinkle and Phillip Cooke each added 11 points for MHS, which will travel to John Marshall on Thursday. Hinkle also had four assists.
Anthony Schifano added six rebounds and five points, while Craig Carey had six assists.
The MHS junior varsity team also won, 71-43, with Sam Runner scoring 23 points and Nathan Colombo adding 11.

MHS 99, Federal Hocking 71 12/27/07
PARKERSBURG — Morgantown High senior guard Zach Cooke won’t soon forget his 18th birthday.
The birthday boy scored 15 points and dished out six assists as the Mohigans beat Federal Hocking (Ohio) in the consolation game of the Parkersburg South Tournament.
Ben Hewitt scored a team-high 19 points for the Mohigans while teammate Craig Carey finished with 11 points and 10 assists. MHS shot a blistering 66 percent from the field and 73 percent from the line.
Hewitt and Jay Fletcher made the all-tournament team. MHS (3-2) returns to action on Jan. 4, hosting Parkersburg South. Mohigans fall to Ripley in overtime

The Dominion Post 12/27/07
PARKERSBURG — A last-second jump shot and a rebounded attempt didn’t go in the basket for Morgantown High School’s boys’ basketball team on Thursday. So instead, the Mohigans (2-2) dropped a 76-75 overtime decision to Ripley. MHS held a 32-18 lead in the second quarter before things went south in a hurry for the Mohigans. “We started out and took a nice lead,” MHS head coach Tom Yester said. “But then we hit a cold stretch and they got hot especially [Noah] Fisher.” The Ripley guard finished with a game-high 29 points. “Then, we couldn’t get anything going in the third quarter before we finally started waking up in the fourth quarter,” Yester said. In fact, Ben Hewitt scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and Jay Fletcher added nine of his team-high 23 points. But what really bothered Yester was the fact that his team hit just 9-of-17 foul shots. “If we make 13-of-17 foul shots we win the game,” Yester said. “Those are the little things that we just aren’t doing and hopefully we can learn a little bit from this.” Zach Cooke added 10 points for MHS while Anthony Schifano scored 10. MHS returns to action today when it plays Federal Hocking (Ohio) in the consolation game of the Parkersburg South tournament at 4:30 p.m.
Chartiers Houston (Pa.) 68 Clay-Battelle 55
ROGERSVILLE, Pa. — Chartiers Houston used a 26-16 scoring advantage in the third quarter to seal the victory in the first round of the West Greene shootout. Tyler Barnette scored 16 to lead the Cee-Bees (0-4), while teammate Cameron Cummings added 14 points. Chartiers Houston had four players in double figures, led by Jered Cypher’s 17 points. Clay-Battelle will play West Greene, at 5 p.m. today, in the consolation round.

Capital 65, Morgantown 56

Morgantown picked a bad day to have an off night. The Mohigans (1-1) shot 16-of-49 (32.6 percent) and just 15-of-27 from the fould line.
“Our shooting was attrocious,” MHS head coach Ton Yester said. “We had 16 turnovers after having just seven on Wednesday. We committed 17 fouls and they committed 23, it wasn’t a very pretty game.”
Still, the Mohgans tied the game up at 29-all by halftime and cut Capital’s lead to three points in the third quarter.
But that was as close as MHS could get.
Anthony Schifano led MHS with 16 points, including five 3-pointers while Craig Carey added 11 points.
The Mohigans return to action on Wednesday when they host East Fairmont at 7:30 p.m.