Morgan champs compete in Savannah All-Star games

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By Alan Richardson sports editor

Morgan County’s Lady Dogs continue to strut their stuff after a State Championship Title with both Alexis (Pumpkin) Brown and Tatyana (Tat) Davis competing in the prestigious North-South Georgia High School Association’s All-Star Contest. Senior Brown and junior Davis were the key components that led the team to the first State Championship Trophy since 1983 and solidified their place on the all-time best players to ever don the red and black. The All-Star game was held in Savannah and the North Squad that they played on came out victorious 89-83. Either the offense was mighty good or there was very little emphasis put on the defensive end of the court. Sounds like all the girls were showing off their offensive skills for the many scouts who attended the game. Brown talked about the experience, “It was good. There was a lot of competition from top guards across the state and country. I thought I played a really good all-around game.” She finished the game with 14 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals. Pumpkin then commented, “It turned out to be a lot of fun playing with girls on our team that had signed with LSU, Auburn, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, and Maryland.

The South team had signees with Florida State, Georgia State, and Purdue. I think I was able to hold my own with the best. One of the best parts for me was getting to wear my stepdad’s (Markeith Ford) #20 that he wore in his playing days at Putnam County.” The senior is still undecided about where she will play next year, but has a visit to Murray State in April, and other visits to Austin Peay and Tennessee State lined up for later in the spring. She also said that Georgia College and State University is still on her list. Davis commented about her all-star appearance saying, “It was a great experience for me. I was playing with players that I’ve played both with and against before so it was fun.” Tat had eight points, five assists, three rebounds, and four steals in what she called limited playing time. The Bulldogs Nation is looking forward to next year’s future for these two fine young ladies as Pumpkin goes to the next level and Tat tries to lead the team back to another championship in 2017.

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