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JV girls of Morgan look ahead

It was not the outing they were looking for when the Morgan Academy junior varsity girl’s basketball team took the court Saturday morning.

With high hopes coming the Lady Senators (6-4) faced a team hitting on all cylinders in the Kingwood Christian Lions and fell 36-12.

“They just had the better team today,” said girls coach Robert Andress.

The Lady Lions quickly jumped on Morgan and built a 9-2 lead by the end of the first-quarter.

The second quarter fell much like the first with Morgan missing key chances and when the halftime buzzer went off, the Lady Senators were staring at an 18-4 deficit

“We missed 6-7 layups that game,” said Andress. “Even in a JV game, that shouldn’t happen.”

Despite being down at the half, the Senator came out and got a little more offensive production in the third and fourth quarters behind the play of Megan Godwin and Lindsey Yeldell, who both had four points.

However, the Lions would keep their pace from the earlier half and continue to build on to an already insurmountable lead.

“We just didn’t play well and they had a good team, that’s a bad combination,” said Andress.

Coach Andress talked after the game about how the Lady Senators can’t let this loss keep them down.

“Even though this was the JV State Tournament, we still have more games to play,” said Andress.

“We have to put this behind us and hopefully we finish strong.”

That strong finish will have to begin soon as the girls will again be in action at home on Tuesday against Clarke Prep School.