MCS dominates SouthernPublished 10:50pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Meadowview Christian School Trojans dominated the boards on their way to a 64-50 home win over the Southern Academy Cougars on Tuesday.
James Murphy, head boys basketball coach of Meadowview Christian (11-8), said his team played tough all around.
“The guys hit the boards. As a team, we had 45 rebounds. Playing defense and rebounding was the key to the game. Nine times out of ten, if you outrebound a team, you’re pretty much going to win it,” Murphy said. “That was the key. The guys played hard on defense and limited them to pretty much one shot.”
Meadowview led 36-21 at the half before pushing its lead to 49-32 in a third quarter where senior Dylan Lawrence scored 11 points for the Trojans.
The Cougars cut the Trojans’ lead to ten at 57-47 with little over three minutes left, but Meadowview’s Travis Stacey hit a 3-pointer to make it 60-47.
Southern cut the lead back down to ten with a free throw by Hunter Clements and a basket by Cole Stegall making it 60-50 with 1:21 left, but Clayton Thornton scored in the paint and Stacey scored on a fast-break layup to close out the game for the Trojans.
Lawrence led Meadowview with 30 points and 25 rebounds, while Thornton had 16 points and Stacey had 13 points for the Trojans.
Clements led the Cougars with 16 points, while Jacob Rose had 12 points for Southern.
Meadowview will take the floor again Friday at Sparta starting at 4 p.m.