The Dibrell Lady Wildcats defended their home Thursday night against Morrison. The 7-8 grade girls played a close game, but the Lady Wildcats took it home in the final quarter.
The Dibrell girls beat Morrison 37-23 behind a game-high 17 points from Maddox Adams.
Jayla Garibaldi scored 10 points to lead Morrison.
Dibrell was on fire from the beginning. The Lady Wildcats made early steals and rebounded the ball. The game was very close with Morrison trailing by a couple shots.
By the end of the first half, it was relatively low-scoring game. While both teams were playing well and stealing the ball, neither team was able to score consistently.
Morrison was able to match Dibrell’s second quarter score, leaving Dibrell up at the half, 11-8.
The third quarter was similar, but Dibrell began to find the range offensively. The score was still too close to call.
In the fourth quarter, the Lady Wildcats turned it up, dominating the final quarter. Dibrell rebounded almost every shot from Morrison, and without hesitating, ran the ball all the way down to the goal.
Adams was responsible for a number of steals and rebounds, and subsequently became the top scorer of the night.
Morrison’s players looked to be getting tired, but continued to fight. The Lady Wildcats almost doubled their score in the fourth quarter alone in pulling away. Morrison’s defense struggled to keep Dibrell from scoring in the last quarter.
Maddox Adams 17, Lily Rains 10, Emily Cantrell 8, Annabella Culwell 2 MORRISON
Jayla Garibaldi 10, Harmoni Kennerly 8, Hailey Reynolds 2, Chloe Wanamaker 2, Brinlee Vincion 1