Morthland men and women fall to Blue Mountain College

The Morthland men and women basketball teams hosted the Blue Mountain College Toppers in a Monday night doubleheader at Rend Lake College. The Lady Patriots fell to BMC 94-38, while the Morthland men could not hold off the Toppers (3-4), falling 81-76.

The Lady Patriots (0-6) were led by Shayly Wilce and Jade Vaughn who both chipped in 14 points. Junior forward Ashley Slack scored 8 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Pats.

The Morthland College men’s basketball team came out sluggish after the first six minutes trailing the Toppers of Blue Mountain, Miss. 10-2, but Eldorado native Will Carmickle led the charge for the Patriots scoring 19 of this 32 points in the first half to give Morthland a 46-39 lead going into the locker room.

Morthland allowed BMC to score the first 8 points of the second half to take a 47-46 lead. The undersized Patriots kept battling in the second half but could not stop BMC from driving to the basket for easy scores. Morthland allowed 18 offensive rebounds, 10 of which came in the second half, allowing the Toppers to capitalize with 19 second chance points.

Will Carmickle scored 32 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Morthland while freshman Roby Boatright was the only other Patriot in double-digits with 10 points.

“They really jumped on us early in the second half after we battled back at the end of the first to gain the lead,” said head coach Rich Herrin. “They are a heck of a team for only having two wins this season, and they are going to win a lot more.”

The Morthland men and women will be back in action Dec. 1, when they travel to McKenzie, Tenn. to take on Bethel College.

Lady Patriots drop game to Martin Methodist

PULASKI, Tenn. – The Morthland College women’s basketball team fell to host school Martin Methodist University 107-45 on Friday.

The Lady Patriots are off to a 0-4 start to their season, but fatigue might be a factor after playing just six players on the road last night at Bethel College, along with a quick turn-around for today’s game. Martin Methodist got off to a quick start and never looked back following a 52-26 first half. The Redhawks (4-5) shot 55 percent from the field, and 35 percent from downtown.

Morthland was led by Jade Vaughn who scored 18 points, while Gena Jones scored 15 and pulled down 5 rebounds.

The Lady Patriots won’t be back in action until Nov. 26, when they take on Blue Mountain College.

Morthland Lady Patriots fall to Bethel College

The Morthland College women’s basketball team fell to Bethel College on Thursday night, 86-38.

The Lady Patriots shot just .240 percent in the first half behind scoring leader Jade Vaughn, who scored 16 points.  Junior Gena Jones put in 13 points while pulling down 6 rebounds.

The Morthland women will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Pulaski, Tenn. to take on Martin Methodist University.

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