West Morgan winner in Marx Optical TourneyPublished 10:51am Wednesday, November 28, 2012
West Morgan’s Rebels came out on top in all three games they played and emerged as the winner in the Marx Optical Thanksgiving Classic at Priceville High School on Nov. 21 and 23.
They eeked out an 82-81 decision over West Limestone on the first day of action and came back two days later to defeat Lawrence County High School, 87-67, and Brindlee Mountain, 77-37.
Priceville’s Bulldogs (3-3) edged out Danville, Lawrence County and Brewer for second place by virtue of allowing the fewest number of points to its three opponents. All four teams won two games while losing one. Danville’s Hawks came in third while LCHS and Brewer tied for fourth.
The host Bulldogs wrapped up the tournament on Friday night in a game with West Limestone, losing by a score of 56-64.
The Bulldogs had the game going their way through the third quarter, leading 11-5 after one period, 25-20 at halftime and 41-32 after three periods. But West Limestone rallied in the final period, grabbing a 52-51 lead with 3:22 left in the game.
Luke Mason paced the Bulldogs with 25 points. Chandler Livingston had eight points.
“We played well early in the game but weren’t able to finish strong,” said head coach Darrell Haynes. “Playing two games the same day could’ve had something to do with that.
“I’m pleased with how they played overall,” he added. “They have shown improvement since the season started.”
“It was a very competitive tournament,” Haynes pointed out. “Most of the games were decided by 10 points or less and the fans got to see lots of good basketball.”
Wed., Nov. 21 games:
Danville 52, Brindlee Mountain 45
Brewer 52, West Limestone 51
Priceville 48, Ardmore 43: Chandler Livingston 7, Hayden Prentice 7, Milik Orr 10 pts., 7 rebounds, Marc McClendon 11, Luke Mason 9, Jacob Crow 1, Kaleb Barker 1, Chris McNutt 2
West Morgan 82, West Limestone 81
LCHS 62, Brewer 53
Fri., Nov. 23 games:
Danville 42, Ardmore 35
Priceville 56, Brindlee Mountain 41: Marc McClendon 20, Kaleb Barker 11, Luke Mason 8, Jacob Crow 6, Milik Orr 4, Chad Steelmon 4, Chris McNutt 2, Hayden Prentice 1.
West Morgan 87, LCHS 67
Brewer 78, Ardmore 73 (2OT)
West Morgan 77, Brindlee Mountain 37
LCHS 75, Danville 46
West Limestone 64, Priceville 56: Luke Mason led all scores with 21, Chandler Livingston and Kaleb Barker 10, Milik Orr 6, Jacob Crow 5, Marc McClendon 4. Kaleb Barker with 6 assists, Marc McClendon – 6 rebounds.