MCMS teams trounce Carver
By Nick Nunn
Last Friday, the Morgan County Middle School basketball teams faced Carver Middle School for the first time this season. The girls came out on top 51-27, and the boys beat Carver 46-20.
The girls defense dominated Carver in the first half, allowing them only five points while scoring 29.
Although Carver’s offense stepped it up in the second half, they couldn’t overcome the deficit they built early in the game.
Tatyana Davis led the team with an outstanding 21 points scored.
“We played very well, jumping out to a 21 to 3 lead,” said Coach Brian Cousins. “This enabled us to get everyone involved in the game. We played stifling defense throughout, which led to layups and easy baskets.”
The boys took an early nine-point lead over Carver in the first quarter. By the end of the first half, Morgan was ahead 25-8.
Carver outscored Morgan County by one point in the last quarter, but that wasn’t enough to make much of a difference; Morgan County won 46-20.
Lamarcus Stokes and Anthony Cooper each scored seven points for Morgan County, and Josiah Mitchell added six points to the score.
“As a team I saw improvement in areas we've been struggling in during the first half of the season,” said Coach Milfred Franklin about the boys teams’ performance. “Today's game got us going in the right direction for the second half of the season.”
The MCMS basketball teams took on Youth Middle School Wednesday away, and they will be playing in Putnam County this Friday for the second time this season.
Printed in the January 10, 2013 edition