By Leila Dycus intern
The Bulldogs brushed off their game shoes this week and made it back on to their home court to take on Youth this past week.
“We are looking to finish getting the holiday rust off,” said boys Coach Milfred Franklin. After a holiday break and a rescheduled game against Carver the MCMS Bulldogs were back on the court this week taking on Youth.
On Friday Jan. 10 Morgan County Middle School basketball teams took on Youth at home. The girls played first at 4:30 followed by the boys.
After a few tough losses on the road the girls were ready to take on the Youth Warriors on their own tuff. The MCMS girls lead Youth in the first quarter 10 to eight.
The second quarter was a fight for the lead. It was Morgan County with the lead at the end of the second quarter, 15 to 12. MCMS came out hard in the third quarter and lead the Warriors 21 to 16.In the forth quarter the Bulldogs came back and ran away with the game.
Youth worked hard to not give up but it wasn’t enough. However, with a little under two minutes left the in the game the Bulldogs lead 26 to 23. They kept this lead adding three points to their score and beating the Youth Warriors 29 to 23. Coach Franklin said that the team practiced over the break with the boy’s team focusing on game speed.
Their practice would pay off in the game against Youth on Friday. The MCMS boys lead the Warriors at the end of the first quarter 11 to four. The boy’s game was a close one, with Youth leading the dogs 14 to 17 at the end of the half.
Franklin said that the Youth team moved the ball very well causing the Bulldogs to have to chase the Warriors.
During half time the boys were able to talk about how well the first half went and then changing to a non-disciplined lack of effort team.
In the third quarter it went back and forth ending in a tie at 23 going into the final quarter. In the forth quarter the boys pulled out the win.
The MCMS Boy’s team beat Youth 35 to 23. Coach Franklin went on to say that Anthony Cooper played well shooting nine for 10 at the free throw line.
Tremon Moore was the leading scorer with 11 points. Alec Woodard also had a good game with 8 points. The Bulldogs will be back at home this coming week to play Putnam County on Wednesday and Social Circle on Friday, with games beginning at 4:30.