Senators top Trojans in tourney
Published 12:00 am Saturday, January 6, 2007
The Selma Times-Journal
The bitter rivalry between the Morgan Academy Senators and Meadowview Trojans ended the Meadowview Tournament.
Morgan benefited from the Trojans’ poor shooting and came away with a lopsided 58-39 win.
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Logan Cowart of Morgan led all scorers with 15 points.
“I am very proud of the team overall,” Morgan coach David Walker said of his players. “Meadowview had some very good inside players, and we had to block them to make the score. We had good offensive patience. I believe that we did an outstanding job.”
In the first quarter, Morgan showed great teamwork as it led the period 12-6. The intensity continued as the teams fought for the lead.
Despite the struggle Meadowview put up, Morgan led the half 22-15.
Meadowview came into the third period with a 3-point shot. The Trojans picked up their game and gained an edge on the boards, but every time the Trojans gained a lead on Morgan it seemed that the Senators had to one-up them.
In the fourth period, the Trojans desperately tried to catch up to the Senators but in that attempt the Trojans also racked up personal fouls.
Derek Lassiter led the Trojan scorers with 16 points.
The Meadowview girls opened the night with a matchup between the Monroe Academy Volunteers.
The Volunteers ran away with the championship in the girls’ bracket 47-27.
Fairbee Moye led the Volunteers with 11 points.
The first period did not turn out in the Trojans’ favor as they only gained points at the free-throw line.
The Volunteer defense was too much for the Trojans, and the period ended with Monroe on top 9-2.
In the second period, the Trojans’ defense improved but they still couldn’t pick things up on offense. Meadowview finally made a basket halfway through the period.
Monroe dominated the half and went into the locker room ahead 23-7.
Deavan Aultman led the scoring for the Trojans with eight points.