Weekend Roundup: Senators lose two close games

Published 8:39 pm Monday, December 16, 2013

Ford Manderson and Morgan Academy lost both of their games in the Tuscaloosa Academy tournament by a single point.--Daniel Evans

Ford Manderson and Morgan Academy lost both of their games in the Tuscaloosa Academy tournament by a single point.–Daniel Evans

Morgan Academy’s boys varsity lost two heartbreaking games in the Tuscaloosa Academy basketball tournament this weekend.

The Senators fell to Patrician Academy 60-59 Friday night and then lost to Wayne Academy out of Mississippi 59-58 in Saturday’s consolation game.

The Senators were led by Connor Henderson, who scored 35 points and added 24 rebounds in the two games combined.

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Dalton Lee also had an oustanding tournament, including 27 points and 13 rebounds in the opening game.


Meadowview Christian 49, Clarke Prep 24 (boys)

Meadowview Christian defeated Clarke Prep 49-24 Saturday night behind 19 points and 16 rebounds from C. J. Grimes.

Carstella Hayes also added 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Trojans.


Meadowview Christian 28, Clarke Prep 16 (girls)

Claudia Kendrick led Meadowview Christian to a 28-16 victory over Clarke Prep Friday night.

Kendrick had 15 points and six rebounds. Taylor Roberts had five points and six rebounds and Christina Dabit had three points and four rebounds in the win.


Keith 72, Southside 50 (boys)

Walton Young and John Pettway led Keith to a 72-50 win over Southsside Friday night at Southside High School.

Young scored 20 points and added four assists for the Bears and Pettway finished the game with 14 points and eight rebounds.

“In the third quarter we forced a little more turnovers than they were comfortable with,” Keith head coach Tommy Tisdale said. “We consistently applied pressure and got a few turnovers here and there.”

The game matched up teams ranked in the season’s first Alabama Sports Writers Association poll.

Keith is ranked No. 2 in Class 1A, and Southside is ranked No. 7 in Class 3A.

Tisdale said he told his team before the game that they should ignore the rankings and only worry about improving each and every day.

“I tell them every day that the day they say ‘we’re good’ is the day we are going to get beat,” Tisdale said. “We play every game one game at a time”