The Eastside Bulldogs may have celebrated last week on Morrison's court after a Ruritan title, but they didn't leave Morrison happy again Monday.
The Eagles protected home court, beating the Bulldogs 32-31. It followed a 27-20 victory by the Lady Eagles over Eastside.
"Our shots weren't falling and we were tied or behind the majority of the game," said Morrison coach Chris Roberson. "Our defensive effort was great though. The boys really hustled to make stops. Eventualy we got a few shots to go in the fourth. We never gave up."
Tucker Wanamaker scored the difference maker, getting a late layup to give his team the lead for good. It was part of an 11-point effort.
Eastside had a late chance to take the lead, but Morrison's defense was too much to overcome.
"It was a great, hard-fought game," said Eastside coach Kyle Cannon, who coached Morrison last season. "Morrison played hard and outhustled us at the end. It was hard going against kids that I love and have coached since they were in kindergarten. I'm sure they gave their old coach their best effort."
Isaiah Robledo led Morrison with 12 points, including a big 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. Colby Medley added six points while Chance Hendrixson hit a 3-pointer for his lone points.
Kade Hillis, Hunter Knight and Jaythan Boyd each had nine points to lead Eastside. Dylan Vandeveer chipped in four points.
In the girls game, Jayla Garibaldi scored a game-high 15 points to lead the Lady Eagles to a victory. Jenna Newby added eight while Kiara Blevins and Brinlee Vincion each scored two.
Kelly Cotton led Eastside with eight points. BeBe Brackley hit a 3-pointer to beat the buzzer in the first quarter and added another to start the second period as she finished with six points. Chloe Rogers and Macy Bush finished with three points apiece for the Lady Bulldogs.