Rams lose Damon Morris for remainder of season

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 19, 2005


Sports Editor

His team is 12-2 heading into their district opener against Riverside. However, WSJ head coach Antoine Edwards chances at a state title were dealt a serious blow.

Edwards announced that guard Damon Morris was ruled ineligible for the rest of the season due to academics.

Concluding their pre-district schedule, the Rams picked up their 12th win on the season with 62-57 defeat of St. James.

Tyren Johnson led the Rams with 17 points. Juan Joseph added 16 and Kevin Wright had 12.

“We were down 12 heading into the lockeroom at halftime,” Edwards said. “In the second half we regrouped and were able to play better defense and that enabled us to put points on the board.

“We got them to turn the ball over in the second half and they got into foul trouble. We just shot the ball better in the second half and came away with the victory.

Perhaps the biggest news is the loss of Morris. Disappointed that he will not have one of his best players on the court the rest of the season, Edwards said the rest of the Rams must step up to fill the void.

“Juan (Joseph) moved into the starting spot against St. James and had 16, Edwards said. “Losing Damon is a reality check. Someone else is just going to have to step up and fill that spot.”

After opening up district play yesterday against Riverside, WSJ plays Redeemer-Seton on Friday.