Morgantown battles late game adversity to win Class AAAA state title

CHARLESTON, W.Va (WDTV) – Morgantown left Charleston on Saturday night with new material to add to the trophy showcase.

A close battle between the No. 1 Mohigans and No. 3 Parkersburg South resulted in a win for the North team, beating the Patriots 56-53 and crushing a late-game rally.

The game went fairly slow, but Morgantown was able to control the lead for most of the game. Parkersburg South came close in the fourth quarter, a bucket from Ashton Mooney taking it to a three-point game with about 30 seconds left.

It came down to free throws. Brody Davis doubled in to make it 56-53, ultimately the game’s final score after Sharron Young forced a turnover and kept possession through the buzzer.

“We used the word together here at the end,” Morgantown head coach Dave Tallman said. “We have to keep together, we have to bounce back together, we have to score together, we have to win together, we have to cut a net together.”

After the 2021 results, the team entered the title match with renewed vengeance.

“We just weren’t going to give up. We know we had adversity, but we kept fighting,” said Jalen Goins. “We just weren’t going to give up and we knew it was up to us this year.”

Morgantown finished the season with a 23-4 record, undefeated against teams from West Virginia.

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