Demopolis boys drop first game of tournament

Published 8:43 am Friday, December 21, 2012

The Demopolis boys’ basketball team (2-5) traveled to Dothan on Thursday to participate in the Southeast Alabama Christmas Tournament.

In the Tigers’ first game of the tournament, they faced off against the No. 4 team in Class 6A, Murphy High School (11-1).

Demopolis lost the game 73-63, but head coach Rodney Jackson said he was pleased with how his team executed and performed.

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“We played good,” he said. “Murphy is a 6A team and ranked in the top 5. We played hard and executed well. We looked better overall, and that’s two games in a row that we’ve looked better.”

Jackson said his team kept the game around a 10-point difference throughout the game.

The loss drops Demopolis to 3-6 on the season. They will face Cottage Hill Christian Academy at 3 p.m. on Friday in their second game of the tournament.