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Morgan Academy boys, girls finish third at Tuscaloosa Academy tournament

Morgan Academy competed in the Tuscaloosa Academy basketball tournament over the weekend.

Jeremy Lee scored 24 points as the Senators beat Monroe Academy 66-31 in the consolation game for third place.

Milam Turner added 18 points as the Senators (8-1)  split their two tournament games. Morgan Academy lost to Bessemer Academy in the tournament semifinals for its first loss of the season.

“Being 8-1 is great, but we understand the importance of continuing to grind and get better every day.,” Senators coach Luke Hutcheson said.

The Lady Senators (1-5) earned their first win of the season with a 32-19 victory over Coosa Valley in the consolation game to finish third.

Averee Adams led the Lady Senators with 12 points, Sarah Thomas added five.

“We needed to get a win under our belt, I think we are starting to play betterr,” Lady Senators coach Lebo Jones said.