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Lady Eagles soar
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Jayla Garibaldi of Morrison powers her way to the basket to make this shot in transition against the tough defense of Baelee Crouch of Irving College on Monday night. Morrison was victorious.

The Morrison Lady Eagles have a powerful one-two punch in Harmoni Kennerly and Jayla Garibaldi. 

The two girls were playing well Monday night to help Morrison defeat Irving College by a score of 40-5 in the first round of the Morrison Ruritan Tournament.

Kennerly did all her scoring in the first half, including 8 points in the opening quarter. With Kennerly doing much of the scoring, the Lady Eagle defense refused to budge and held Irving College scoreless in the opening quarter.

Morrison was up 15-0 after the first quarter and up 31-3 at the half.

Garibaldi showed a nifty move in the third quarter when she drove across the lane and managed to launch a shot over the defense that was good from 10 feet away.

Ali Young produced a highlight for Irving College when she came up with a steal and was determined to make her way to the basket. 

She scored a layup in transition as the third quarter came to a close.

The Lady Tigers played with great effort and showed a willingness to fight, but the lack of a go-to scorer proved troublesome in getting points on the board.

Lady Eagle coach Clara Moore was pleased with how her team performed in the opener.

“I feel this can be the year for us if the girls want it,” said Moore. “This is a productive group that really works hard in practice and we go pretty deep on the bench. We play great defense up top and also have some girls who are tough down low. We love to play team ball and pass so anyone can score.”

MORRISON – Harmoni Kennerly 14, Jayla Garibaldi 12, Katrina Lusk 6, Samantha Saldona 2, Sasha Alverez 2, Chloe Wanamaker 2, Marlee Huff 2

IRVING COLLEGE – Chloe Wanamaker 2, Ali Young 2, Lilly Cathcart 1