Morenci falls in Regional final

LITCHFIELD — Morenci’s run in the Class D boys basketball tournament ended Wednesday as the Bulldogs lost to Lenawee Christian, 54-40, in the Regional final at Litchfield High School.

The Bulldogs season ended at 17-7. Morenci had a two-year run of 41-10 with a TCC title, two District titles and a loss in the 2015 state championship game.

Senior Alex Thomas scored 17 points to lead Morenci. Isaiah Pruitt scored 8 points after rolling his ankle on Morenci’s first offensive series and the other Bulldog senior, Bladen Mellon, scored 7.

LCS advances to play Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian on Tuesday in Coldwater.

Morenci’s loss concludes the 2015-16 winter sports season for the Tri-County Conference.

PHOTO: Lenawee Christian’s Maxwell battles with Morenci’s Garrett Smith during the first half of Wednesday’s Class D Regional final at Litchfield. Morenci fell to the Cougars, 54-40. Maxwell scored 14. Photo courtesy of Lenawee Christian Schools.

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