Prep Basketball resumes Friday night

Published 2:39 pm Thursday, January 3, 2019

The second half of the basketball season gets underway Friday night.

The only matchup involving county teams is Keith High entertaining Southside at the Bears Den in Orrville.

Keith High enters the season with momentum, edging Selma High 41-40 to win the Dallas County Schools Basketball Tournament on Dec. 22 at Wallace Community College-Selma.

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Here are the other Friday night games: Selma hosts Clay-Chalkville; Morgan Academy travels to Lee-Scott and Meadowview Christian School (MCS) visits Sparta.

Morgan Academy had a strong start to the season, winning seven of its first 10 games. Two of those losses came against top-ranked Tuscaloosa Academy. The other loss came against third-ranked Bessemer and the Senators beat No. 10 Edgewood.

Morgan Academy coach Mark Knight said the Senators (7-3) have plenty of room for growth.

“We were a little inconsistent in the first half of the season,” Knight said. “We have the talent to make a run for a state championship if we stay healthy and stay focused.”

Gunnar Henderson, an Auburn baseball signee, is the Senators’ leading scorer and rebounder, producing 19 points and 10 rebounds a game. Dione Allen is second with 10 points,  8 rebounds and three steals. Milam Turner is at 9 points, five assists and three steals. Mason Perkins and Hayden Bruner each produce eight rebounds.