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Eagles edged for state title
Morrison Eagle Ethan Smith scored eight points by splitting defenders and driving to the basket in the James C Haile championship game. Smith scored eight points Saturday.
The Morrison Eagles were down two points, 39-37, with 4.9 seconds to play in the James C. Haile state tournament championship game Saturday in Murfreesboro.Morrison inbounded the ball and it was passed to the sharp-shooting Irving Espinoza in the corner and he hoisted a final shot. Espinoza’s shot was altered and Morrison did not get the whistle from the officials which would have put Espinoza on the free-throw line for three shots.Morrison was out of time as the clock expired on the final possession and the Westside Eagles would hold on for the win 39-37. Morrison’s run to state supremacy fell short by just one game.The third quarter was owned by Westside as their Eagles came out of the locker room on a mission.