Leake Academy to host both district, North Half tourney
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:00 AM
Saturday turned out to be a long day for the Leake Academy basketball teams.
After spending the afternoon at Winston Academy where the Rebelette junior high team won the district tournament with a 41-33 win over Oak Hill, they then drove to play a game at Winona Academy. Both teams came out on top with the Rebelettes winning 80-50 and the boys winning 65-50.
"It was a long trip," coach Doyle Wolverton said. "We are really proud of the junior high team. They had a good season."
The Leake Academy junior team finished with a 25-1 record.
The Leake Academy varsity teams swept Lamar on Friday night with the girls winning 74-31 and the Rebels taking a 73-65 win. Leake Academy now enters the post season and will be the host site for both the district and North Half AA tournaments.
The district schedule is as follows:
4 p.m. - Canton girls vs. Manchester
5:15 - Immanuel boys vs. Manchester
6:30 - Winston girls vs. Immanuel
7:45 - Oak Hill boys vs. Winston
4 p.m. - Oak Hill girls vs. Winston-Immanuel winner.
5:15 p.m. - Leake Academy boys vs. Oak Hill-Winston winner.
6:30 p.m. - Leake Academy girls vs. Canton-Manchester winner.
7:45 p.m. - Canton boys vs. Immanuel-Manchester winner.
3 p.m. - Girls consolation
4:15 - Boys consolation
5:30 - Girls championship
6:45 - Boys championship game.
The Rebelettes enter the post-season with a 32-0 record.
The Leake Academy girls started last week with a 74-31 win over Lamar. Leading 26-14 at the end of the first quarter, Leake Academy outscored the Lady Raiders 24-8 in the second quarter to go up 50-22 at the half. The Rebelettes limited Lamar to nine points in the second half. Hannah Peoples led Leake Academy with 25 points while Anna Katherine Nowell added 14 and Hannah Moore scored 11.
It was more of the same against Winona as the Rebelettes went up 53-25 at the half. Katie Webb scored 14 points to lead the Rebelettes while Mary Grace Key scored 11 and Moore added 10 points.
The Leake Academy boys outscored Lamar 17-10 in the second quarter to go up 36-28 at the half, and that was the difference. Both teams scored 37 points in the second half. Alex Shepard scored 33 points to lead the Rebels and Reed Mayfield added 20.