Roundup: Morgan can’t keep up with Glenwood

Published 11:42 pm Friday, February 3, 2017

An incredible bounce back season by the Morgan Academy boys ended Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Alabama Independent School Association basketball tournament.

The Senators, seeded eighth, lost to Glenwood Academy 68-34 in a game that wasn’t close from the onset. Morgan was led by Hardin Utsey, who scored 7 points.

Even with the loss, Morgan had quite a season. The Senators finished last in their area last season, but won class AAA, area 2 this year. The team also overcame a 3-8 start to the year.

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“They played great in the area and that was a meaningful championship that they won in our area,” said Morgan Academy coach Lee Tate. “They all agreed with that, were proud of that and they were glad to be area champs.”

Seniors Caleb Pitts and Terrence Wilson scored 2 points apiece in their final basketball games in a Senators’ uniform. Although losing both players will leave a void, every other Senators’ player returns next year, so the future is looking bright.

“They’ve got a lot to look forward to,” Tate said. “There’s going to be some good basketball played on West Dallas Avenue the next couple of years.”
Tuscaloosa 80, Meadowview 58 (Boys)

Garrett Grantham scored 19 points in his final home game, but Meadowview couldn’t keep up with Tuscaloosa Christian in an 80-58 loss.

Jeremy Lee scored 17 points and senior Sam Dabit chipped in 11 for the Trojans (11-6).

Meadowview’s next game will be in Oxford in the Alabama Christian Athletic Association quarterfinals.
Southside 54, A.L. Johnson 42 (Girls)

Sharita Benjamin scored 17 points as Southside topped A.L. Johnson on Friday night.

Kylan Brown had 8, Kionah Page 7 and Christina Watts 7 for the Panthers (12-12). The Panthers will play Montevallo Tuesday in the first round of the class 3A, area 5 tournament at Montgomery Academy.