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Morgantown Eliminates Defending Champs

Hot shooting led Morgantown over Logan in the first round of the high school boys’ basketball state tournament Wednesday, 64-48.

Eight different Mohigans scored in the contest, led by forward Taylor Price, who made 6-of-8 shots. He wasn’t the only Mohigan shooting well, as a team Morgantown shot a blistering 51.1 percent from the floor. 23 16

“This team passes the ball, they like each other and they look for each other,” said Morgantown Coach Tom Yester. “The defense was the constant. We’re built on defense, rebounding and trying to pound it inside a little bit. We got some timely shooting from a few guys.”

Price also led the Mohigans with ten rebounds as Morgantown out-rebounding Logan 38 to 28. The Mohigans made it look easy, leading for most of the game, and by as many as 16 early in the fourth quarter.

“We told [the players], ‘Take shots that are good for us, not good for you,’” said Yester. “You don’t need to force anything, you don’t need to show anybody your new 3-point range if you don’t already have it. So, do what you do and that’ll have to be good enough, and most time I think we did.”

While Morgantown spread out its scoring among several players Logan leaned heavily on guards Paul Herbert Williamson (25) and Deyonte Coleman (12), who combined to score 37 of the Wildcats’ 48 points.

“I thought we did a good job [on Williamson and Coleman],” said Yester. “Two terrific basketball players; They got their points, but we were able to hold the rest of them down and that’s what we were hoping for.

Morgantown will play the winner of the South Charleston-George Washington game at 9 pm on Friday.


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