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Lady Eagles claw way to title game
Morrison Lady Eagle Lia Wright, left, moves the ball while Irving Colleges Mia Hobbs, center, tries for the angle to intercept in Thursdays 7-8 grade basketball tournament.

The Lady Eagles came through with flying colors Thursday night, claiming a seat at the championship game table with a 46-35 win over the Irving College Lady Tigers.
“We had a good game plan coming into the game and the girls executed it perfectly,” said Morrison Lady Eagle coach Kyle Cannon. “We played great team basketball and passed the ball well.”
The Lady Eagles played with an aggressive defense forcing turnovers. They led in scoring all four quarters taking an early, 28-14, halftime lead.
Having a showcase night for the Lady Eagles was tall post Lia Wright who went a perfect 6-of-6 from the line and scored a game-high 20 points, often making her own shot by taking the ball coast to coast from rebound to layup.
Morrison was 8-of-13 overall for 62 percent from the charity stripe, while Irving College went 5-of-15 for 33 percent.
Breezy Wannamaker led the Lady Tiger offensive charge with 11 total game points, and teammate Ella Bond was close behind with 10 followed by Mia Hobbs who added 8 points to the total tally. Rounding out Irving College’s scoring were Ashlyn Fults with 4 points and Kristen Turner hit for 2 points.
Morrison distributed the ball well, with the rest of the team’s scoring shaking out with Gabby Monzon scoring 9 points, Brielee Kelsey 8, Cassie Ross 3 and Brienne Kelsey, Lexie Whipple and Marcie Pope all hitting for 2 points apiece.
Monzon again quarterbacked the offense to a win with a roster that can flip from offense to defense on a dime.
The Lady Eagles played for all the honors on the line as they faced Dibrell’s Lady Wildcats at Warren County High School on Saturday in the tournament championship game. Irving College fought out third place with Eastside as well. Results were not available at press time.