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Eagles silence Senators

Fort Dale Academy's Matt Langford scored five points in the Eagles' 51-38 win against Morgan Academy Tuesday night in Selma. (Advocate Staff/Andy Brown)

Fort Dale Academy forward Jack Bates scored 15 points and snagged nine rebounds to propel the Eagles to a 51-38 win against Morgan Academy Tuesday night in Selma.

With the win, Fort Dale improved to 3-0 on the season.

The Eagles held a narrow three-point lead at the end of the game’s opening period before erupting for 20 points in the second period to take a 30-17 lead and command of the game.

Fort Dale, which connected on 21-of-48 attempts from the field, had nine different players score in the victory, led by Bates. The 6-foot-5, 231-pound sophomore was 7-for-10 from the field and 1-for-2 from the free-throw line.

Tyler Millo added nine points and three assists for the Eagles, while Cam Norman scored six points, grabbed four rebounds, blocked two shots, recorded two steals and dished out two assists.

Matt Langford and Wesley Scott each added five points in the win.

The Eagles will be back in action Friday when they travel to Evergreen to take on Sparta Academy. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.