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Lady 'Stangs take three straight wins against state ranked teams

From staff reports

After losing the opener of the Peach State Classic, the Morrow Lady Mustangs won three straight over teams ranked in the top five of the state in class AAAA.

The first win came over Clarke Central which was ranked No. 4 in the state at the time, by a score of 53-41.

Morrow followed up that impressive win with an even more impressive victory over the 2007 Arrowhead Thanksgiving Classic champion and No. 1 ranked North Clayton in a hard fought battle by a score of 37-33.

Then the Lady Mustangs finished the tournament by showing they can not only play basketball but would also probably be a pretty good chess team!  

 In the consolation championship game against the No. 5 ranked Lady Raiders of Mays, Morrow got off to a slow start but closed the gap and went into halftime down by three points at 20-17.

Mays opened the third quarter with possession of the ball and decided that it was time for the games to begin.

Mays went into a stall game which lead to one of slowest quarters of basketball ever seen.

Mays didn't attempt a shot for more than seven minutes and took care of the basketball until Morgan Goss stole a Mays pass with 40 seconds left and was then fouled giving Morrow its first possession of the second half. 

Goss then scored the only field goal of the third quarter and sent Morrow into the fourth quarter down by one point at 20-19.

In the forth quarter, the Lady Mustangs went on the attack and Mays was unable to handle the Morrow pressure which led to the final score of 35-27.

 The entire Morrow team, starters and reserves made valuable contributions at key points throughout the tournament.  

The Lady Mustangs received solid guard play from Goss, consistent scoring from Desiree Wilson and strong interior play from Chatil Bradford.

Wilson received All-Tournament honors for her outstanding performance.