AAA boys: Morgan County 66, Jenkins 56

The Morgan County boys (26-4) completed a Bulldogs Class AAA sweep of titles following the girls team winning their first title since 1983, with 66-56 win over Jenkins. Jailyn Ingram and Jordan Ford’s size inside wore down the smaller Warriors (28-5) as the Bulldogs avenged last year’s heartbreaking 62-60 championship loss to Jenkins.

Jenkins led 12-11 at the end of the first quarter and was able to use its speed against Morgan County’s size. Zion Williams scored eight of his 15 points in the first half and began a surge to give the Warriors the lead after trailing 21-16. Williams ran off six straight points to give Jenkins a 24-23 lead with 2:17 to play in the half.

The Warriors held a 28-26 lead at halftime but Coach Jamond Sims’ size was starting to chip away at Jenkins, causing foul trouble for star junior Trevion Lamar, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder. Lamar finished the night 2-of-9 from the field with just five points, seven rebounds, three turnovers and four fouls.

The Bulldogs went on a 12-4 run to end the third quarter and gained a 42-38 lead entering the fourth that they would never relinquish. Jenkins cut the lead to back four at 47-43 after Dimetri Chambers connected on a three-pointer, part of his team-high 17 points, and again at 53-49 after another Chambers bucket, but the Warriors would not get closer.

Ingram was the beneficiary of the Bulldogs attack. The Florida Atlantic signee scored 11 of his game-high 28 points in the fourth quarter and pulled down nine rebounds in his final game. Ford added 17 points and five rebounds.

Morgan County’s senior class highlighted by FAU signees Ingram and DeVorious Brown along with Ford and Emmanuel Little were the foundation of an incredible senior class who’s worst season was a loss in the Elite Eight.

Their championship pedigree shone through as Brown tallied eight points and four assists while Little added six points and three assists. Michael Coffee finished with 11 points and seven rebounds in the loss for Jenkins.

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