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Morristown and Greenwood Christian in second meeting with season on the line

The Morristown Yellow Jackets return to John R. Wooden Gymnasium at Martinsville with hopes of a repeat performance of 2018’s regional championship along the path to the eventual 1A state title.

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Morristown, ranked #8 in the final AP poll, has compiled a 22-4 record which includes a win over Saturday’s regional semifinal opponent, Greenwood Christian (15-10).  Morristown posted a 71-60 win at GCA on February 5 led by Logan Laster’s game high 23 points.

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                 Morristown                                     GCA   

FG                           29-53     (55%)                                     24-61     (39%)

3-pt FG%               8-16        (50%)                                    5-24        (21%)

FT                           5-6          (83%)                                      8-9          (89%)

REB                       28                                                            29

AST                        16                                                             14

STL                         6                                                              8

TO                           14                                                            10

MTWN              PTS        REB       AST        FG             3-pt FG           FT

Laster                     23            7              3              10-15             2-5                    1-2

Carlton                   9              3              3              4-7                 1-2                    0-0

Ky. Crim                13            1               4              5-11                3-6                   0-0

Theobald               4              5              3              2-6                  0-1                   0-0

Moore                    0              1              0              0-0                  0-0                  0-0

Ka. Crim                2              6             0              0-1                   0-0                   2-2

S. Jones                 10            3               1              4-5                  2-2                   0-0

Livezey                  10            2               2              4-8                  0-0                   2-2

G. Jones                0              0              0              0-0                  0-0                   0-0

    GCA             PTS        REB       AST        FG              3-pt FG           FT

Modlin                  7              4              5             3-9               1-5                   0-0

Steele                    9              3              5             4-11              1-5                   0-0

Anderson              8              10           1             3-11              1-6                    1-2

Murray                  2              1              0             1-2               0-0                  0-0

Spears                   2              1              0             0-0               0-0                  2-2

S. McCorkle         11             5              3             5-11              1-5                    0-0

C. McCorkle        22             5              0            8-17               1-3                   5-5

Apgar                     0              0              0              0-0             0-0                  0-0

Morristown head coach Scott McClelland on GCA.

GCA head coach Jonny Marlin talks Morristown.

Statistical leaders

Scoring

Morristown - Logan Laster, 21.3 ppg

GCA - Champ McCorkle, 19.1 ppg

Rebounding

Morristown - Trevon Carlton, 6.0

GCA - Champ McCorkle, 6.9

Assists

Morristown - Logan Laster, Kyle Crim, 4.0

GCA - Quentin Steele, 4.9

News & Notes

This is sixth all-time postseason meeting between the programs.  The other five all came in sectional play with Morristown holding a 4-1 advantage.

With Morristown’s current ten-game postseason winning streak dating back to last season the Yellow Jackets have climbed over .500 all-time.  Morristown is 104-103 in a postseason history that dates back to 1911.

This is only the 22nd all-time postseason game in GCA history.  The Cougars first IHSAA sectional appearance was in 2007 with a 91-30 loss to Morristown.  The Yellow Jackets went on to win the sectional title.

Jonny Marlin is in his second year as coach at GCA.  Marlin led Center Grove to a sectional title as a player in 2011.  He went on to play collegiately at IPFW and Indiana University.  His final two years were spent at Indiana Wesleyan including a NAIA Division II national championship in 2016.  He was named the NAIA Division II Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

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