Morrison’s eighth-grade night went off without a hitch Tuesday, as the celebration continued throughout the night after the Eagles knocked off the Eastside Bulldogs, 41-25.
“The boys played very hard,” said Morrison coach Kyle Cannon. “I’m so proud of this group. They put on a great performance for the home crowd to see on eighth-grade night.”
The Eagles jumped to a 22-13 halftime lead over the Eastside crew, led by Kason Holder who had the game-high score of 22 points, but it was a decisive third-quarter rally by the Eagles who outscored the Bulldogs, 9-1, which resulted in the deficit Eastside couldn’t overcome.
Will Hyder added to the total tally scoring 8 points working inside for the Eagles, followed by Ryland Holder with 6, Dawson Waldron 3 and Tyler Dunn hit for 2 points.
Morrison’s defense held all Eastside players to single-digit scoring in the game by generating turnovers and getting rebounds on both ends of the court.
Charlie Moore led Eastside’s offensive drive, scoring 9 points, followed by Cruz Reyes with 8, Caden Beaty 4, Dylan Partain 2 and Alex Jones hit for 1 point from the line.
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.