Meadowview piles up 50 first half points, wins big

Published 10:23 pm Thursday, January 12, 2017

It’s hard to play better than Meadowview Christian (8-3) did Thursday night against Victory Baptist.

Jeremy Lee knocked down six first half 3-pointers and Garrett Grantham made three 3-pointers as the Trojans jumped out to an insurmountable lead. Meadowview coasted in the second half on the way to a 71-36 victory. The clock ran the entire second half.

“This is one of the best first halves we’ve had all year,” said Meadowview Christian coach John Robert Morton.

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Lee couldn’t miss early, making four 3-pointers in the first quarter. The Trojans led 24-4 after the first quarter and continued to stretch their lead going into halftime. Lee knocked down two more wide open 3-pointers and Grantham beat the buzzer to put Meadowview up 50-17 at halftime.

The Trojans generally rely on Justin McGuire and Sam Dabit to do the majority of their scoring, but on this night Lee and Grantham nearly outscored the Eagles by themselves.

“Jeremy has had some pretty good games here recently, but whenever Garrett Grantham gets involved, he’s a senior, he’s always played basketball and he’s always been good at basketball. He’s had a kind of slow start to the season so I’m really hoping he picks it up like this the rest of the season. That would really help us out if he could average double digits every game,” Morton said.

McGuire still managed 19 points, even on a night where Meadowview didn’t need much from their leading scorer. Dabit and Keymon McGuire scored 6 points apiece.

Thursday’s win put Meadowview in position to win their area. The Trojans are now 4-0 in area play and need to win only one of their last two against Chilton Christian to wrap up the area and an automatic spot in the state tournament.

Meadowview hosts Brooklane Baptist Friday night.