Morgan drubs Park City 71-47
Ryan Summerlin December 7, 2012
When they met in Park City a year ago, the Park City Miners thumped a talented Morgan Trojans’ boys’ basketball team 51-31.
On Wednesday night in Morgan, the Trojans returned the favor.
With senior shooting guard Jake Miles leading the way, the 3A Trojans raced out to a 24-7 lead after one quarter and coasted to 71-47 victory over the visiting Miners.
Miles scored 24 points in the first half and finished with 30 of his team’s 71 points. He was also credited with making seven of the Trojans’ 21 steals. Also contributing to the Morgan assault were junior Matt Murdock (9 points and five steals) and sophomore Bridger Streadbeck (8 points).
Caleb Fine, Park City’s head coach, said the Miners were expecting the Trojans to press on defense, but still didn’t handle it well.
"We turned it over 29 times. Our biggest concern right now is that, if we don’t take care of the basketball, we won’t be able to compete," he said.
"We’ve got to do a better job at both ends of the court," he added. "There weren’t a lot of bright spots."
Senior forward Hayden Daily led the Miners in scoring with 28 points, but Fine said most of those came late in the game.
Fine said the team spent Thursday’s practice preparing for the South Summit Wildcats, who were due in Park City Friday night after this edition went to press.
"They (the Miners) want to get better, and we’ve got to continue to work hard."