Post-Gazette writer Rick Davis profiles West Mifflin grad C.J. Hester, who is now a standout basketball player at West Liberty. Click here to read his story.
"The West Liberty University men's basketball team may be competing in a new conference, but it's just like old times for the Hilltoppers ... ridiculous scoring, a fifth consecutive conference championship and an NCAA Division II Top 10 ranking.
This year, however, was a little different.
"It's definitely different," junior guard C.J. Hester said. "Coming in as a freshman, we had two years to spend together so we had a lot of team chemistry. This year we lost three of our key seniors. We just had to adjust, kind of find our identity again.
"We had the same rotation for two years so we were very comfortable with each other. This year our team chemistry was just off a little bit starting out so we definitely had to work and build our team back together again.""