Last week the Morgan Lions Club hosted their always-popular annual basketball tournament. Lions Club President DeOrr Peterson thanked everyone who helped to make this year’s basketball tournament a fun and exciting event.
Morgan boys and girls eighth grade teams played in the championship game but fell to strong teams from the Salt Lake City and Ogden areas.
In the girls division, Morgan, coached by Clark Blazzard and Kirby Jensen, beat North Summit before losing to Rocky Mountain Junior High School.
“I have been coaching teams in this event for six years now and the kids always impress me,” Blazzard said. He continued saying that all his children look forward to this tournament and praised the Lions Club for doing such a great job putting it on each year.
The boys team, coached by Ben Russell and Russ Campbell, beat North Summit, then lost to a team from West Jordan. Morgan seventh grade boys team, coached by Craig Miles, played extremely well and took the consolation trophy.
Proceeds from the tournament will be used to help provide a scholarship to a student at Morgan High School.
Girls All Star Team: Sadie Sargent, North Summit; Taylor Morris, Snowcrest; McKennah Morrell, Morgan; Sarah Schulz, Rocky Mountain; Kendall Sommers, Morgan; Parker Schotee, Rocky Mountain (Most Valuable Player).
Boys All Star Team: Colton Hansen, Morgan 7th; Stockton Richens, North Summit; Parker Searl, Morgan; Isilei Leakehe, West Jordan; Cade Russell, Morgan; Maea Leakehe, West Jordan (Most Valuable Player).
Girls High Point Leaders: Parker Scholtee, Rocky Mountain with 30; McKennah Morrell, Morgan with 18; Kendall Sommers, Morgan with 13; Paige Hansen, Snowcrest with 13; Lisa Blazzard, Morgan with 12; Taysia Wallace, Rocky Mountain with 12; Keile Koford, Snowcrest with 12; Tess Henry, Morgan with 11.
Boys High Point Leaders: Cade Russell, Morgan with 41; Maea Leakehe, West Jordan with 28; Tyler Sorenson, West Jordan with 19; Stockton Richins, North Summit with 16; Tyson Hurd, Morgan 7th with 14; Colton Hansen, Morgan 7th with 14; Bowen Saunders, Morgan 7th with 13; Parker Searl, Morgan with 13.
The Lions Club would like to thank all participants who came out and made this such a fun event.