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Morgan Pee Wee boys win championship on home floor

The Morgan Senators Pee Wee boys basketball team poses with the championship trophy after winning four games at home at the Morgan Academy Pee Wee Basketball Tournament Saturday. — Justin Fedich

The Morgan Senators Pee Wee boys basketball team poses with the championship trophy after winning four games at home at the Morgan Academy Pee Wee Basketball Tournament Saturday. — Justin Fedich

In four games, Morgan Academy’s Pee Wee basketball team scored 158 points. Morgan’s opponents combined to score 19 points.

The Senators made it look easy as they cruised to a championship at the Morgan Academy Pee Wee Basketball Tournament on their home court Saturday. In the championship game, Morgan defeated Lowndes Academy 37-7, which was the most points the Senators had allowed in a game all day.

“They’ve all played together for a couple years, and they seem to all enjoy working together and playing hard,” said Morgan head coach Rick Williams.

The press defense also allowed Morgan to get a quick jump on its opponents in every game. Against Lowndes, Wilks Chittom played a big role in helping to put away the Rebels. Chittom scored nine of his team’s first 13 points to give the Senators a 13-6 lead early in the second quarter.

Wade Mason and Matthew Hand each added layups to put Morgan ahead 20-6. Morgan led 22-6 at halftime and only allowed one points in the second quarter. Andrew Morris scored the final basket of the game to give Morgan a 30-point victory.

 

Morgan 42, Hooper 0 (boys)

After winning the first game 33-6 against Lowndes, the Senators completed their first shutout of the season in a 42-0 victory over the Hooper Academy Colts. Rhyne Williams and Andrew Thomas both scored in the first 15 seconds of the game. In the third quarter, Williams hit the lone 3-pointer of the game to give his team a 31-0 lead. Cink Minter made the final shot for the Senators on a layup with 14 seconds left in the game.

Morgan defeated Wilcox Academy 46-6 in the third game to advance to the championship.

 

Morgan 18, Hooper 11 (girls)

The Morgan Senators fell one game shy of the championship game with a loss in the third game to Fort Dale Academy, but Morgan outlasted Hooper Academy in the second game of the day.

Late scoring by McCann Perkins gave the Senators an 18-11 victory over the Hooper Colts. Perkins finished with 10 points, nearly outscoring Hooper all by herself.

Scoring from Sarah Thomas and Perkins in the first quarter gave the Senators an 8-0 lead at the end of the first period. Hooper cut the lead in half in the second quarter and trailed 8-4 at halftime.

Perkins made two layups late in the third quarter to give Morgan a 14-4 lead with one quarter remaining. Then, in the fourth quarter, Perkins hit another layup to stop a Hooper 5-0 run. Bailey Brown nailed a two-point shot late for Morgan to put the game away.

About Justin Fedich

Staff writer for The Selma Times-Journal.

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