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Morrison tips off new era
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The Morrison Eagles have waited all summer to debut in their brand-new gymnasium. The wait finally ended Thursday night.Morrison opened its new gym with a 38-10 victory over the Irving College Tigers as the Eagles kept their undefeated season alive. Morrison improved to 4-0, which leads the 5-6 grade elementary boys league.While the change of venue added a special buzz to Thursday’s game, some things didn’t change for the Eagles.Super fan “Slim” Ingalls resumed his spot at halfcourt for Morrison games and the Eagles responded to his chants of “defense” with a suffocating style of play.Morrison jumped out to a 15-0 advantage in the first quarter by using a full-court press that rarely let the Tigers move the ball past halfcourt.Raven Lewandowski led the charge as he picked off four passes and turned them into layups as he scored eight points during the run.Ethan Smith added five, including sinking a 3-pointer that put the Eagles up by double digits for good.Jalen Smith finally broke the Eagle streak with a baseline jumper near the end of the first quarter, but Morrison would score the final six points in the period to lead 21-2 after six minutes.Jalen Smith was the only Irving College player to hit a shot from the field as the Tiger guard score nine of his team’s 10 points.