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Tourney finals are set
Jesse-Jones
Morrison made sure it would be the team to meet Irving College in the finals of 3-pt Club preseason boys tournament.The Eagles scored 13 points in the first quarter, then held the Eastside Bulldogs to two points over the next two periods to build a sizable advantage.Even a late rally by the Bulldogs, led by Jesse Jones, couldn’t overcome Morrison’s lead as the Eagles won 28-19 on Monday night at Charlie Dalton Gym.The matchup between the Eagles and Bulldogs was the second semifinal game as the winner knew it would be facing the Tigers tomorrow night in the championship.Morrison jumped out to an early lead, getting six points from Rylan Sliger in the first quarter and four more from Layne Murphy.Jones kept Eastside close in the first quarter with a 3-pointer and a layup, but the Bulldogs found themselves down 13-7 after six minutes.The deficit would be the same going into halftime. Both teams struggled to crack the other team’s defense as the second quarter went by without the ball going through the net.The third quarter looked like it might see no scoring as well, but Brayton Kelsey made sure Morrison got on the board.Kelsey scored on back-to-back putbacks to move Morrison’s lead into double digits. Sliger and Eastside’s Dillon Young traded baskets late in the third quarter, giving the Eagles a 19-9 lead entering the fourth quarter.Jones put the Bulldogs on his back and nearly completed the comeback.

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