Dibrell WhiteoutGarrison Randolph buried a 3-pointer and set off an avalanche of toilet paper during Dibrell’s Whiteout game Friday.
Dibrell may have busted out the Whiteout for Friday’s day game, but Morrison was the one providing a chill to the home squads.
The Lady Eagles and Eagles swept their matchups with Dibrell Friday, ending the regular season on a high note as the 7-8 grade elementary teams gear up for this week’s postseason tournament. The Eagles were able to hold off the Wildcats 30-24, while the Morrison girls team won 35-18 behind a big day from Miranda Medley.
Dibrell promoted its day game as a Whiteout, where the student body would toss toilet paper on the court after the first Wildcat basket in the boys game. Garrison Randolph didn’t make his fans wait long, canning a 3-pointer from the corner on the team’s first possession.
Waves of toilet paper washed over the court, making it a successful event for the school. The rest of the game wasn’t as successful for the home team though.
Colby Medley helped Morrison take control by halftime, scoring 11 of his game-high 13 points before the break. Medley had a pair of high-flying forays to the rim in the second quarter, rising high above the defense for layups.
Isaiah Robledo added a 3-pointer during his team’s 9-1 spurt, a perfect swish from the left wing just before halftime. Morrison led 19-9 at halftime and was able to withstand a late charge to pull out the victory.
Austin Craft tried to rally Dibrell late, draining a 3-pointer to cut into the lead, but Medley and Robledo each had late baskets to preserve the lead. Craft finished with seven points for Dibrell, while Randolph led the way with 10 points.
Zackary Mullican added three points for Dibrell, followed by Hunter Basham and Vincent Flores with two points apiece.
Robledo and Tucker Wanamaker finished with seven points apiece for Morrison, which finished the regular season 9-3 to secure the No. 3 seed in this week’s postseason tournament. Chance Hendrixson chipped in two points and Braxton Gibbs hit a fourth-quarter free throw.
Morrison will open tournament play with a matchup against Irving College Monday at 5:45 p.m., while the No. 5 seed Wildcats will take on the Eastside Bulldogs at 4:30 p.m.
In the girls game, Medley outscored Dibrell on her own, dropping 23 points after her team managed just one point in the first quarter. Medley’s outburst was the highest-scoring game by a girl in the 7-8 grade league this year and earned her the league’s scoring title.
Jenna Newby added seven points in the victory and Jayla Garibaldi netted five.
Dibrell got six points each from Emily Cantrell and Gracie Randolph in Friday’s matchup. Rounding out the scoring was Emily Davis, Lily Rains and Aspen Adams with two points apiece.
The girls postseason tournament started play Saturday at Charlie Dalton Gym. Scores were unavailable at press time. The Standard will update the elementary bracket in Wednesday’s edition before the semifinals are played Thursday.