Morton girls topple Eagles
- Morton handed the Dunlap girls basketball team its second Mid-Illini Conference loss of the week Friday.
Morton handed the Dunlap girls basketball team its second Mid-Illini Conference loss of the week Friday.
Three double-figures scorers lifted the Potters to a 55-43 win in their 2012-13 road debut.
Kate Byrne of Morton (4-2, 1-0) had 14 points to lead all participants.
Sarah Livingston added 12 points for the Potters in her first game of the season, and Abbie Cox registered 11.
Livingston, the University of Illinois signee, missed the first five games with an ankle injury.
An 18-8 second-quarter bulge gave Morton a 31-15 advantage by halftime.
The Eagles outscored the Potters in the second half, but not by nearly enough to threaten the final outcome.
Chandler Ryan provided eight points for the visitors, who had a huge rebounding edge.
Brianna Henson topped Dunlap, which lost earlier to Limestone, with 13 points. She was the only girl in double digits.
Morton is shooting this season for its sixth conference championship in the last nine years.
With an extra game played, the Rockets are the early M-I leader at 2-0.
Washington (at East Peoria) and Canton (at Metamora) also were victorious on the first full night of conference action Friday.
Following Tuesday’s game at Bloomington, the Potters go to Pekin to continue a four-game road swing.