MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Morgantown knocked off previously undefeated and No. 8 Brooke 62-44 on Tuesday night as three Mohigans finished in double figures.
“I thought we were going to take their best shot,” said Morgantown coach Jason White. “I thought our kids came out and worked hard on the defensive end to get ourselves going offensively.”
Senior Aleena McDaniel and junior Sydni Clawges both scored 17 points apiece to lead Morgantown (4-2), while freshman Kaitlyn Ammons added 12 points in the win.
“I hope that our kids realize that when we do things correctly and play well on the defensive end, we’re always going to have opportunities to be in the game,” White said. “I thought our defensive intensity and effort led to some really good opportunities on the offensive end.
It’s a Morgantown program with a lot of new faces looking to get the Mohigans back to the state tournament after winning three straight titles from 2014-2016.
“We’re still going to be a team that’s oriented around defense,” White said. “We have a young team this year and our defense is well ahead of our offense right now. We knew that was going to be the case. We’re so much under construction offensively, but they keep getting better and that’s what it’s about.”
Brooke (6-1) was led by Hope Bowman who scored 16 points and Ashley Arca who added 15 points in the loss.