Lions split with first two opponents of the year

By The Voice News - December 6, 2017

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Amanda Bosse, The Voice News

Morrill’s Tanner Whetham goes up for a shot during the Kimball Tournament as Brody Brown gets into position for a rebound.

 

MORRILL – The Morrill boys split their opening two games of the 2017-18 season to finish third at the Kimball Tournament.

 

The Lions (1-1) ran into a buzzsaw in the opener, dropping a 73-29 game to Dundy County Stratton last Friday. Morrill fell behind 28-6 after one quarter of play and continued to trail 43-16 at halftime. In the third quarter, DCS outscored the Lions 16-3 before finishing things with a 14-10 run in the fourth quarter,

On Saturday, Morrill picked up a 50-19 win over Potter-Dix. Morrill jumped out to a 17-6 lead after one quarter and continued to lead 27-11 at halftime.

 

In the third quarter, Morrill held the Coyotes to just three points while scoring eight to go up 35-14 heading into the final quarter. The Lions finished things off with a 15-5 spurt in the fourth quarter.

 

“The 2017-2018 season should be an exciting one for us,” Morrill head coach Craig Hall said. “We bring back every member of last year’s squad and add a couple student- athletes that can contribute. Last year was really the first varsity experience for anyone on the team, and that’s going to translate into better basketball players as we move forward this year.”

 

 

 

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