WELLSBURG — Cam Selders collected 21 points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots, and Morgantown High used a huge third-quarter edge to put away Brooke, 64-20, in boys’ basketball Jan. 23.
The Mohigans (7-6) managed just a 22-14 halftime lead.
“I was actually pretty calm at halftime,” MHS coach Dave Tallman said. “We executed well, but we were 5 of 13 from the (free throw) line and missed a bunch of lay-ups.
“We had a lot more mental toughness in the second half.”
Did they ever. The Mohigans blitzed the Bruins, 30-1, in the third period and coasted to victory.
“We made our opporutunities and played very well,” Tallman said. “We may have cracked the shell there, and hope that continues.”
Lamar Haskins contributed
12 points and Nick Malone 12 re-bounds for Morgantown, which plays host to archrival University High on Friday.
Preston 49, Philip Barbour 42: PHILIPPI — The Knights (8-5) pulled out the win without a basket in the last three minutes of regulation and the overtime.
They did it by sinking 9 of 10 free throws in the extra period — four by Makenzie Friend, who finished with 24 points, three by freshman Michelle Thomas and two by Taylor Mayne, who netted 12 points for the game.
The Colts trailed, 40-35, with three minutes to go in regulation but tied it and scored the first basket of OT. Those were their last points, though. Preston was 16-of-19 from the free throw line for the game, Philip Barbour just 5-of-13.
Preston will play host to Liberty on Thursday.
Wheeling Park 62, University 48: WHEELING — Zoe Murphy tallied 23 points and Ashten Boggs 10 as the Hawks (5-10) fell to the Patriots. Laurel Robb topped Wheeling Park with 17 points.
UHS returns home Saturday for a game against Huntington.
Morgantown 71, Brooke 27: Carson Poffenberger scored 15 points and Cameron Rice 10 to top the Mohigans (8-0).
Wheeling Park 69, University 31: Sela Chico paced the Hawks (4-9) with 10 points.
Preston 49, Philip Barbour 46: Macie Roy tallied 13 points to lead the Knights (9-3).
University 46, Brooke 28: J.T. Brown collected 12 points and six steals to lead the Hawks (6-8). Jack Ernstes had nine rebounds.
Morgantown 55, Parkersburg South 51: Luke Bechtel tallied 15 points, Ben Long 12 and Jaheim Felton 10 to power the Mohigans (6-0).
MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
Mountaineer 8s 71, Suncrest 17: Emily Sharkey netted 17, Lauren Dean 14 and Ella Simpson 10 to lead the Mounties (12-0). Katie Watson had seven for the Seals.
Mountaineer 7s 36, Suncrest 13: Ashlyn Weaver paced the Mounties (10-1) with 13 points.
Trinity 34, Fairmont Catholic 22: Maggie Mercure led the Warriors (7-3) with 11 points.
Westwood 8s 24, East Fairmont 18: Maddie McClurg scored 13 points to lead the Warriors (2-8).
Clay-Battelle 39, Westwood 32: Sierra Lanham and Tori McDowell netted nine points each for the Warriors (2-9).
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS
Central Preston 68 Aurora 26: Jacob Burns and Jahseer Ward topped the Wildcats (11-3) with 14 points each, and Briar Manko added 10. Chance Mullins led the Bears with eight points.
Trinity 7s 58, Fairmont Catholic 4: Jaylon Hill had 15 points to pace the Warriors (10-1).
Trinity 8s 70, Fairmont Catholic 19: Jude Wisman-Raven scored 42 points to carry the Warriors to victory.
Connellsville, Pa. 4, MoHawks 3: CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. — Quintin Smith had a goal and an assist, and Luke Currance and Daniel Arthurs also scored for Morgantown (3-8-3).
Sam Snider and Carter Kline each contributed an assist, and goalie Sydney Smith made 25 saves for the MoHawks, who host Elizabeth (Pa.) Forward. on Feb. 1