Season ends with wins
MCMS girls, boys beat Loganville and Carver
By Nick Nunn
Last week, the Morgan County Middle School girls and boys basketball teams played their last regular season games of the 2012-2013. With a 30-28 overtime win against Loganville and a 40-18 victory over Carver, the girls team finished their season 12-2. The boys moved their record to an even 7-7 by beating Loganville 30-24 and Carver 52-21.
The Morgan County girls had trailed during almost the entire second half against Loganville before tying the game 23-23 by the end of the fourth quarter.
In overtime, two free throws by Salina Fortune made the difference in the scores and gave Morgan County the 30-28 victory.
The girls had less resistance against Carver Middle, who they beat 40-18.
Tatyana Davis scored 19 points against Carver, but all of the girls on the team got a chance to prove themselves for the season game of the year.
“We jumped out to a big lead and were able to get all 16 girls into the game,” said Coach Brian Cousins.
The boys team had an equally prosperous week. Although Loganville’s team came out strong and aggressive, Morgan County was able to get the upper hand on them in the second half of the game, winning 30-24.
To Coach Milfred Franklin, the boys’ 52-21 victory over Carver was a good way to warm up before the playoffs.
“The players played very well even though we were short some players due to injuries and various reasons,” said Franklin. “We were able to get everyone some good minutes to get any rust off themselves ready for the playoffs.”
The teams will begin their playoff runs this Saturday, Feb. 2, at Youth Middle School. The boys will begin with a match against Greene County’s Carson Middle School at 10:15 a.m., and the girls will play against Carver Middle School in the first round of the playoffs at 2 p.m.
Coach Franklin has spent time preparing his boys for the postseason already, reminding them that the postseason is a chance to start over and show what they can do.
“One thing I told the players is it doesn't matter what you did in the regular season, everyone in the league now is 0-0 and it's all about who has the momentum to get three wins the fastest.”
Printed in the January 31, 2013 edition