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December 18, 2013

Perry pushes Morgan to rally past Russell

RUSSELL — Russell’s boys basketball team battled back from a 10-point deficit to lead by five points early in the fourth quarter, but the Red Devils couldn’t hold on against visiting Morgan County. They fell 61-57 at Marving Meredith Gymnasium.

Jordan Perry scored 29 points, nine of which came in the fourth quarter, for Morgan County (4-2). Jarrod Burton added 13 points and Mikey Whisman had 10.

Russell (1-5) had two separate chances to tie it in the final 25 seconds, but neither of two 3-pointers found the basket.

Whisman sank one of two free throws to increase the Cougars’ lead to 61-57 and essentially seal the outcome.

Zach Tackett scored a team-high 24 points for Russell. Ramsey Mullins recorded 16 points. Ethan Raby made three 3-pointers en route to 11 points.

The Red Devils travel to Raceland on Thursday.

MORGAN    19    17    10    15    —    61

RUSSELL    9    21    19    8    —    57

Morgan County (61) — Adams 9, Burton 13, Whisman 10, Perry 29, Collins, Conley, Ross. 3-Pt. FG: 2 (Adams, Perry). FT: 10-16. Fouls: 14.

Russell (57) — Martin 2, Campbell 2, Tackett 24, Raby 11, Mullins 16, Sims 2, Hensley, Cox, Miller, McKee, Trammell. 3-Pt. FG: 7 (Raby 3, Tackett 2, Mullins 2). FT: 6-10. Fouls: 17.

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