MHS sends seniors out with nice win MHS 70, F. SENIOR 54
Carey scores 26, Fletcher adds 15
BY JEFF PETERS The Dominion Post

Senior night for high school athletes is a special time, a time when seniors will possibly wear their school's home uniforms for the last time, and play in front of their family and friends on their home court.
Senior night is also the last chance most will have to leave a lasting impression, and create moments that will be remembered years from now.
The NCAC champion Morgantown Mohigans boys' basketball (18-3) team seniors certainly took full advantage of their moment to shine, as they defeated the Fairmont Senior Polar Bears (8-14) 70-54 on Friday.
The Mohigans dominating show of athleticism on both ends of the court was led by seniors Craig Carey and Jay Fletcher; both managed to post double-digit point totals. Carey finished with 26 points while Fletcher tallied 15 points.
Carey was excited from the start, scoring 11 of the Mohigans first 13 points and was instrumental on the defensive side of the ball as well, helping hold the Polar Bears to nine points in the first quarter.
"The defense was pretty consistent, if [Fairmont Senior] only gets 54, they are a pretty good shooting team, so we are pretty happy with that," Mohigans head coach Tom Yester said.
The Polar Bears, who struggled to keep pace with a fast Mohigans’ attack, were trailing 35-18 at halftime due in large part to a second quarter that saw the Mohigans assert their will.
Fletcher ignited the home crowd with a powerful dunk that sent the Polar Bears reeling and helped the Mohigans carry the momentum into the locker room.
"It really is exciting for the kids Jay [Fletcher] showed his explosiveness, he had a couple of drives to the basket tonight, he and Carey really looked explosive, and that's their role on this team," Yester said.
"They are both capable of doing slash, pull up and three point, they can do it all."
In the second half Fairmont Senior was able to produce more offense and play sound defense and eventually found themselves only trailing by 10 with 6:25 left in the game.
Fletcher, however came up with a pair of key blocks to propel Morgantown to the victory.
"If you develop into a decent team, that's what you do, you can out spurt the other team. You get more spurts than they can handle and I think that is pretty much what happened," Yester said.
"They are a good team, they are much better than their record and I would hate to play them every night, they have a lot of firepower.”
Ben Hewitt finished with five points in his first game back from an injury.

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Morgantown’s Jay Fletcher glides to the rim for a slam dunk as Fairmont senior’s Bregan Besedich tries to stop him on Friday night.