The Times West Virginian


December 3, 2012

Bees boys’ basketball set for success

FAIRMONT — The East Fairmont High School boys’ basketball team lost three of its best players from a season ago, but this year, the team thinks it has a balanced nucleus that can be effective day in and day out.

“We have a lot of carryover because we do have seven returning seniors and that’s good,” said East Fairmont head basketball coach Tyrone Asterino. “A couple of those kids only played one year of JV, and now they’re a senior, but we have a nice nucleus of kids. We have some nice size — which for us is not normally something that we do have. We normally have a lot of shooters, and sometimes not a lot of size to go with them. This year, we’re in reverse of that.”

Leading the cause for the Bees is senior captain John Bowman. He was a force on the boards and the defensive side of the ball last year when he scarfed 174 rebounds and blocked 35 shots.

Although Bowman leads the defensive side of the ball, EFHS will be without leading scorers Seth Corwin, Joseph Cassalinuova and Evan Gorman, who graduated in the spring.

Cassalinuova added 22.2 points per game and 45 assists while shooting nearly 80 percent from the free throw line. Corwin provided 12.3 points per game, 105 rebounds and 33 blocked shots. The Bees’ other star was Evan Gorman, who scored 12.5 points per game, tallied 111 rebounds, added 59 assists, tallied 22 blocked shots and shot 77.3 percent from the line.

Asterino said it will be tough to replace the three athletes, especially on the offensive side of the ball.

“We’re trying to find out where that scoring is coming from,” Asterino said. “We have to find some kids who will step up and do some scoring. It’s not going to be like Cassalinuova last year, who averaged 22 points per game and you knew night in and night out that a huge chunk of the scoring was going to be coming from him.


Full story

Text Only
  • Big ‘I’ golf coming to Pete Dye

    The Trusted Choice Big “I” National Championship will make its first trip to West Virginia when Pete Dye Golf Club hosts the 46th annual installment of the event Aug. 5-8.

    July 29, 2014

  • Charges against Smallwood dropped

    West Virginia University running back Wendell Smallwood took to Twitter mid-afternoon Tuesday to express his feelings after charges of witness intimidation against him were dropped by the state of Delaware.

    July 29, 2014

  • Return to Mountain State exciting for new sports writer

    When I packed my belongings out of my Morgantown apartment in May, fresh with a journalism degree from West Virginia University, I thought I had ended a chapter of my life and closed the book on my experience inside the great Mountain State forever.
    It wasn’t until I received a phone call back in my hometown of Canton, Ohio, from the Times West Virginian that the idea of a return to the area became a possibility. The opportunity to begin my professional career in an area that I’ve become comfortable with for the past several years was too good to pass by.

    July 29, 2014

  • Black Diamond.jpg Black Diamond Express looking to add elite players

     Travel sports are said to be the cream of the crop for young athletes.
    Generally, youth are selected to play on travel league teams based upon a heightened skill level or an ability that exceeds the everyday athlete.
    That’s what the Black Diamond Express softball team in Morgantown is looking for, along with a few new elite players.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • Steelers’ Spence caps lengthy comeback

    The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened to end his NFL career before it even really began.

    July 28, 2014

  • All tickets claimed for LeBron’s homecoming show

    LeBron James’ Ohio hometown says fans quickly claimed the thousands of tickets available for the homecoming event expected to be his first public appearance in the state since announcing his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

    July 28, 2014

  • FSU to hold Falcon Fantasy Camp

    Ever want to be a college football coach? Now you’ll have your chance thanks to Fairmont State University’s Falcon Fantasy Camp.

    July 28, 2014

  • Lawyer: Wife plotted to take over Sterling trust

    A lawyer argued Monday that the estranged wife of Donald Sterling plotted to strip his client from the family trust that owned the Los Angeles Clippers after the head of the NBA said she couldn’t negotiate a sale of the franchise unless she owned all the shares.

    July 28, 2014

  • Were Bowlsby’s fears about college athletics’ future justified?

    I have never met or even talked to Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference.
    But I did read a lengthy story on his 45-minute address to reporters last week on Media Day in Dallas, Texas. Among other things, Bowlsby forecast a startling change threatening the existence of intercollegiate athletics as we have known for these many, many years.

    July 28, 2014

  • Steelers’ Wheaton eyeing chance after tough rookie year

    Markus Wheaton realizes the pressure is there, but he doesn’t mind.

    July 28, 2014

Featured Ads
NDN Sports
House Ads
Auto Racing Photos
Auto Racing Breaking News