The setback was Riverside's seventh in its last nine games. The Warriors are 6-9 entering a week in which they play at George Washington (9-3) on Tuesday and make a road trip to Princeton (10-3) on Friday.
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WHILE HURRICANE made its poll debut last week, appearing at No. 10 in the AP Class AAA rankings, the Redskins (9-4) were unable to shake a trend that has followed them the entire season.
Consecutive losses to George Washington and Class AAA No. 2 South Charleston (10-1) made the Redskins 2-4 against teams with non-losing records. Coach Lance Sutherland's team stopped its losing streak with a win over Class AA-equivalent Belfry (Ky.) in the Hatfield/McCoy Shootout. The Pirates are 7-6.
Hurricane has also lost games to Beckley (6-4) and Winfield (6-6). Its only other win against a team above the .500 mark came on Jan. 10, when the Redskins beat Princeton 59-56.
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MORGANTOWN HANDED top-ranked Martinsburg (11-1) its first loss of the season Friday night, getting 23 points from Nathan Adrian to top the Bulldogs 65-59 in Morgantown.
Adrian, a 6-foot-9 senior center, committed to West Virginia prior to his junior season. The win avenged a 55-39 Morgantown loss to Martinsburg that took place in the Bulldogs' holiday tournament on Dec. 22. Martinsburg senior power forward Eugene German, who won the 2012 Hunt Award as the state's top lineman in football, did not play. He was on his official football visit to Charlotte over the weekend.
The Mohigans are 10-1, and were ranked fifth in last week's Associated Press Class AAA poll. After also completing a regular season sweep of No. 7 Parkersburg South (10-3) last week, Morgantown has emerged as a legitimate state championship contender.
Morgantown's last appearance in a basketball state championship game came in 1956, when the Mohigans lost to East Bank. Monongalia County schools have claimed just one state basketball championship in the 99-year history of the State Tournament, a Class A crown won in 1980 by St. Francis. That parochial school ceased to exist in 1990.
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