Senators outshoot Generals
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2005
A cold front rolled through Selma and into the Morgan Academy gym Monday night, but it didn’t make the weather outside any colder.
Instead, the cold affected both teams, making the Senators’ 37-23 win over Autauga Academy one of the lowest scoring games of the season.
Both baskets remained
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empty for both teams for much of the first quarter. But Reid Tolar’s lay-up gave the Senators an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
The Senators began the second quarter with a perfectly executed 2-on-1 break, with Eric Archer passing the ball to Reid Buster for a drill-like lay-up.
A steal and another easy Buster lay-up later, the Senators stretched their lead to 15-9.
Jeremy Smith nullified Autauga’s next the basket with one of his own to make it 17-11.
Smith added a three-pointer and
free throw to open the Morgan lead to 22-11 at halftime.
Morgan started the second half in a man-to-man defense and effectively shut down Autauga. Any General under the basket with the ball quickly found himself surrounded by four Morgan players.
Morgan coach David Walker substituted many of his players with 3:14 to go and slowed the game tempo.
Literally directing traffic from the sidelines, Walker spread his team and looked for a sure basket.
Cody Warrington found the open shot, his only basket of the night, to give the Senators their final point.
basket for the night giving Morgan a 37-23 win. The win brought Morgan’s record to 11 and 4, 2 and 1 in area play with Fort Dale giving the Senators their only area loss.
In junior varsity play, Morgan lost a heartbreaker to the junior Generals, 29-27.
Heath Harrelson scored 10 points to pace the Senators.