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WELLSBURG — The Morgantown girls’ swimming team finished second Jan. 20 at the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference swim meet, at Brooke High, with 199 points. University finished right behind, in third place, with 148 points.

On the boys’ side, UHS finished sixth, with 105 points, while MHS was eighth, with 43 points.

The Mohigans’ Abigail Riggs finished second in the 200-yard freestyle (2:03.28), while teammate McKenna Moore finished third (2:04.67). The 200 freestyle relay team of Riley Piece, Abby Vorhees, Moore and Riggs finished second (1:48.45).

Riggs also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle (5:30.85). Moore, Vorhees, Pierce and Riggs finished second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:55.16).

UHS’s Jacqueline McCutchan finished second in the 100-yard butterfly (1:02.93). She also finished with in the 50 freestyle (26.11).

Boys’ basketball

Martinsburg 53,Morgantown 52: MARTINSBURG — It was a heart-breaking loss for the Mohigans on Jan. 20, committing a foul with no time on the clock, and the Bulldogs’ Corey Barnett sank both free throws.

“We missed a wide open layup and missed four-straight foul shots that would have put it out of reach,” Mohigans head coach Dave Tallman said. “We committed a foul with no time left and the kid, to his credit, make both foul shots.”

Leading by 12 points heading into the fourth quarter, offensive issues plagued the Mohigans the rest of the way, allowing Martinsburg’s pressure to get the best of them.

“We had our chances and we have to keep plugging away.”

Cam Selders had 19 points to lead the Mohigans, while Drew Selders tacked on 13. The Bulldogs were led by Barnett’s 28 points.

The Mohigans (6-6) will travel to Brooke on Jan. 23 for a 7:30 p.m. tip.

Parkersburg Catholic 66, Trinity Christian 64: MORGANTOWN — Daniel Woods tallied 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Warriors, who held a double-digit lead much of the game but lost it in the final half of the fourth quarter.

The Crusaders’ Cade Allman scored the last three of his 27 points with about 20 seconds to play for the victory.

Joe Zini netted 17 points and Joel Robertson 13 for Trinity (8-3), in just its second home game of the season. Caleb Jenkins contributed nine assists for the Warriors, who play at Cameron on Wednesday.

Jed Boice netted 21 points for Parkersburg Catholic.

Girls’ basketball

Bridgeport 55, Preston 38: KINGWOOD — The Preston girls’ basketball team struggled to hit a shot early in the game, eventually losing to Class AA No. 9 Bridgeport at home on Jan. 20.

“We couldn’t hit anything early,” head coach Brian Miller said. “They were up 17-5 and were 1-6 and missed three layups. That’s 11 points right there. We had lots of good looks, but couldn’t make a thing. We got down early and forced some things from the second quarter on, and it didn’t work out well. By the time we hit shots, it was a little too late.”

Senior Kirsten Brown had nine points to lead the Knights. Rory Marple had 18 points for the Indians and Paige Humble had 16.

PHS will play at Philip-Barbour at 7 p.m. Jan. 23.

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