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8th grade boys and girls Champions of Lions Tournament

Article Date: 
16 March, 2012 (All day)


Morgan Girls Basketball Roster: #32 Aubrey Saunders, #15 Harley Hansen, #30 Sam Fillaga, #25 Savanah Shaw, #2 Bailee Pierce, #13 Kate Blazzard, #12 Kameron Samuels. Morgan Boys Roster: #22 Daxton Rowser, #25 Brock Spens, #33 Dallen Smith, #12 DJ Bigler, #23 Spencer Larson, #4 Caden Butterfield, #2 Braxton Ovard, #3 Logan Cameren.


The Morgan 8th Grade boys and girls basketball teams were crowned champions of the lions Club Basketball Tournament this past weekend.  The girl’s team, coached by Clark Blazzard, swept to an easy victory over Ogden in the championship game, 54 to 19.  Morgan swarming defense and red hot shooting led Morgan girls to victory.  Kate Blazzard, Harley Hansen, and Aubrey Saunders were the leading scorers but, overall, it was a team effort.

The boy’s team, coached by Jamie Spens and Chad Ovard, beat Snowcrest in the championship game, 43 to 39.  This was a very close game and was not decided until the very end.  Caden Butterfield and D.J. Bigelow led the way in scoring, but again it was a total team effort.  Braxton Ovard scored several key baskets in the 4th quarter and Dallen Smith blocked several shots and got some important rebounds late in the game that helped spark the team to victory

The consolation games were some of the most exciting of the tournament.  In the girl’s bracket, Snowcrest beat North Summit 25 to 21.  In the boy’s bracket, North Summit beat South Summit 31 to 26.


The Morgan Lions Club would like to thank the teams, coaches, and fans for a great tournament.  The sportsmanship this year was outstanding.  Appreciation also goes to Bruce Giles, who helps each year to make the gym ready for the tournament.