The Dibrell Lady Wildcats tried everything possible to give the game to Morrison on Thursday night. They sent the Lady Eagles to the foul line 30 times, but ended up taking the contest away from the birds, 33-28.
The interesting part about it was the Lady Eagles actually had a higher percentage from the charity stripe going 47 percent to Dibrell’s 42, but it was the quantity part of the statistic that mattered as the Lady Eagles shot 14-of-30 while Dibrell was 8-of-19. Considering the game was decided by 5 points, Morrison left much on the table.
“It was a fun game,” said Dibrell coach Marc Pyburn. “Morrison is a good team and I expect to be seeing them during the finals.”
Both teams distributed the basketball pretty evenly with five Morrison players and six Dibrell players posting points.
Gabby Monzon continued to deliver double digits for the Lady Eagles earning 13 points total while Rhealee Johnson was Dibrell’s top scorer with 11 points.
Other Lady Eagles to score were Brielee Kelsey with 6 points, Lia Wright 5 and Lexie Whipple and Cassie Ross each with 2 points.
In addition to Johnson, other Lady Wildcat scorers were JuJu Pyburn and Sadie Simmons with 7 points each, Kylie Young 6 and Kylie Mason and Bailey Glenn each had 1 point.
Morrison will travel to Irving College, while Dibrell will make a trip to Eastside, on Tuesday, Jan 17. Games begin at 6 p.m.