Jamison Hooks (Staff Writer)
The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Varsity Hoop Dogs who are ranked number 4 in AAA beat East Jackson in last week’s game 100-41.
“East Jackson has a good coach and a lot of talent, so we expected to have a good game,” said Head Coach Jammond Sims.
With a final score of 100-41, it was certainly a good game for Morgan County.
Coming off a difficult home loss against Laney, this win couldn’t mean more to the Hoop Dogs.
“The guys were eager to get back on the court again. They played with great energy in all facets of the game. It was a fun one to watch,” said Assistant Head Coach Jonathan Nelson.
Top scorers for the game were Tookie Brown with 30 points, Dede Reynolds with 19, Jermaine Alexander with 18, and Stacion McClelland with 11 points.
Sophomore Jermaine Alexander played exceptionally well, with not only 18 points, but nine rebounds and two blocks.
“He’s only a sophomore and hasn’t played organized basketball since sixth or seventh grade. So the coaching staff and team was happy for him to have that kind of monster game because we know he’s capable of being a valuable part to this team going forward,” said Nelson.
Next up, the Hoop Dogs will prepare for back-to- back road games against Jackson County on Friday, Jan. 23 and Buford on Saturday, Jan 24.
“The key will be to get back home Friday night and rest up for the game on Saturday afternoon. When you have these quick turn around games, as a player, you have to take care of your body by resting up,” said Nelson.
MCHS coaching staff is very pleased with the individual improvements made by each player, and believe this will be key to their future success.
“It’s good to see more guys getting better and contributing more towards the 2nd half of the season. This bodes well for us heading down the stretch. Before you know it, the Region Tournament will be upon us and then the State Playoffs,” said Nelson.