Starting the night on the right foot, the Morrison Lady Eagles fought a close battle with Eastside during Morrison’s eighth-grade night celebration. With a steady stream of inside shots, Morrison defeated the Lady Bulldogs, 44-35.
“We played solid defense and rebounded well,” said Morrison coach Kyle Cannon. “I was glad the eighth-graders went out with a win on their last home game.”
Playing tough defense all season, the pressing, hands-up defense of the Lady Eagles helped Morrison outscore the Lady Bulldogs in all but the third quarter.
Morrison’s Brielee Kelsey headed up the Lady Eagle scoring with a game-high 15 points, followed by Gabby Monzon with 12 and Lia Wright with 10.
Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs was Emeri Cummings with 10 points, Clara Brackley with 7 and Shelby Smartt and Savannah Winfree both hit for 6 points.
Also scoring for Morrison were Cassie Ross with 4 points and Lexie Whipple 3.
Eastside players to add to the total were Kacie Newby, Dallis Melton and Sara Grace Vinson, all with 2 points each.
Tournament action begins Monday, Jan. 30 with times and brackets TBA. Follow our Warren County sports Facebook page for the brackets when they come out at www.facebook.com/SouthernStandardSports.