By R. Alan Richardson
The second-seeded Morgan County girls’ basketball squad has already qualified for the State Tournament bid, but that’s not enough for Timothy Roop’s charges. After running roughshod over Monroe Area 66-33 in the final regular season contest, the girls are amped up for a chance to regain the Region Championship title.
Roop commented, “We are determined and want to play in the Championship Game Saturday. Our motto this year has been RUN it. That’s Relentless, United, and No fear. We are fully bought in and the past few weeks it has truly shown on the court.”
In Friday’s finale it was leading scorer Tamia Benford and point guard Taylor Wilson chalking up 18 points apiece to grab the win. Shay Brown added 14. “It was a great win for us as we ended up finishing as the two seed going into the Region Playoffs,” said Roop.
Morgan’s girls will play Thursday against the winner of the first two games between number three Hart County who will take on the winner of number seven Franklin County and number six East Jackson. If they come away with a win in their first round game, MOCO could possibly face number one Jefferson in the Championship game at 7:00 Saturday. Should they come up short, they would play in the 4:00 game on Saturday to determine who gets the three and four seeds going into the State Tournament.
Finishing first or second in the 8-AAA Tournament has huge implications. Those two teams get to host a first-round game in the State Playoffs. Home court advantage can determine a lot of outcomes.
Get on over to Emmanuel College this Thursday, Feb 6 for the 4:00 game. Our girls need your support against probably Hart County, a team they split with in the regular season. Go Dawgs!