FDA goes 3-1 against Lowndes, Morgan

Published 8:59 am Monday, December 6, 2010

Fort Dale  54, Lowndes 19

Fort Dale basketball got off to a good start with a 54-19 victory over Lowndes Academy.

The game marks the start of Fort Dale’s season as well as the return of coach Reggie Mantooth, who coached 13 years before leaving in 2007.

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Mantooth won five state titles (girls championships in 1996, 1999, and 2004; boys in 2003 and 2004) as a coach at Fort Dale.

“It was a good opening game for our boys,” Mantooth said. “We only had three practices, so it was good to get a chance to play everyone and get the first victory of the season.”

Wesley Scott and Stephen Till led the eagles with 13 and 12 points respectively.

Morgan 44, Fort Dale 28

The Eagles were down a few players going into this matchup versus Morgan and were not able to pull away with the victory.

“I though our team played hard and competed thoughout the game,” said coach Reggie Mantooth. “Missing our three senior starters made this a tough game for us.”

Tyler Millo picked up 9 points, with Cam Norman tallying in a 7.

Fort Dale  43, Lowndes  17

Anne Carol Branum and Jessie Langford each sunk 8 points to help lead the Lady Eagles to a victory over Lowndes.

“We got off to a slow start, but we were able to play better in the second half,” said coach Reggie Mantooth. The Lady Eagles are currently ranked No. 4 in the Alabama Sportswriter Association’s AISA poll.

Fort Dale 46, Morgan 8

The Lady Eagles again had trouble getting started, but were able to make up the difference in the second half for a convincing 46 -8 defeat of Morgan Academy.

Jessie Langford broke into the double-digits with 10 points, with teammate Anne Matthews scoring 9 of her own.

“We need to learn to be more consistent in our effort and intensity,” said coach Mantooth.