Meadowview boys, girls cruise to victory

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 4, 2015

Meadowview's Jeremy Lee gains possession of a loose ball during the Trojans' game against the Chilton Christian Academy Patriots Thursday night at home. Meadowview rolled to a 57-29 victory.

Meadowview’s Jeremy Lee gains possession of a loose ball during the Trojans’ game against the Chilton Christian Academy Patriots Thursday night at home. Meadowview rolled to a 57-29 victory.

By Justin Fedich | The Selma Times-Journal

This is Chris Maul’s first year playing basketball for Meadowview Christian, and he already has a double-double to his name.

Maul scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the Meadowview Christian Trojans (4-3) rolled past the Chilton Christian Patriots 57-29 Thursday at Meadowview. Trojans head coach John Robert Morton said he’s seen plenty of improvement in his team against Chilton Christian.

“Things are starting to come together,” Morton said. “We’re looking a lot better. We’re running up and down the floor and we just overmatched them tonight.”

Justin McGuire added 14 points and three blocks, Jevar McGuire tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and two blocks and Kaymon McGuire contributed 11 points in a victory that was never in doubt.

The Trojans jumped out to a 10-2 lead early on, and they held a 10-point lead at 19-9 at the end of the first quarter.

Meadowview blew the game wide open in the second quarter. Jevar drained a 3-pointer with 5:54 left in the first half to give the Trojans a 27-11 lead.

Right before halftime, Jevar hit a layup with time running out to give the Trojans a 43-19 lead at the midway point.

With 1:32 left in the third quarter, Jeremy Lee knocked down a 3-pointer put his team ahead 53-24. Soon after, Maul made a contested layup to give Meadowview a 55-26 advantage.

As the third quarter buzzer sounded, Justin sunk a layup while getting fouled as Meadowview took a 57-29 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Morton said the team had roughly 10 less turnovers than in the last game, which was a key to the large margin of victory Thursday.

“We’ve really cut the turnovers down and that’s the difference in the basketball game,” Morton said.

 

Meadowview 62, Chilton Christian 38 (girls)

Like the boys’ game, the girls’ contest between Meadowview Christian (4-2) and Chilton Christian was never in question for the Trojans as they won 62-38 Thursday at Meadowview.

Tayler Roberts led the team with 16 points and Mallory Freine added 15 points.

“She had a lot of layups and a lot of fastbreak points,” Gunter said of Freine. “She handles the ball real well.”

The Trojans had no trouble scoring against the Patriots, as four Trojans finished in double figures.

“We jumped on them real early. We played good defense early,” said Meadowview coach Scott Gunter.

Meadowview was ahead early 25-5, but Chilton County tried to comeback in the second quarter. The Trojans held the Patriots off, however, as Meadowview led 32-15 at halftime.

By the end of the third quarter, Meadowview was ahead 51-28.

“We’ve just got to work on getting the ball up court when they put pressure on us,” Gunter said.