Rebelettes improve to 9-0 under Shepard
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 12:00 AM
It was business as usual for the Leake Academy Rebelettes as they rolled up four victories and stand at 9-0 at the Thanksgiving break.
"We had a little transition period but everyone is playing hard," said Leake Academy Coach Phil Shepard who has taken over the program in the intermin. "We are trying to do most of the same things we have always done. It may be a little different but everyone is working hard."
The Rebelettes took victories over Copiah Academy 60-30, Lamar School 74-21, East Rankin 56-47, and Carroll Academy 88-38.
The Leake Academy boys went 3-1 last week and stand at 4-2 at the Thanksgiving break. The Rebels defeated Copiah Academy 75-63, Lamar School 73-42 and Carroll Academy 67-51. Their only loss came at East Rankin 67-55.
Coach Shepard has become a busy man on game days as he now coaches the high school and junior high boys and girls teams.
"I'm getting some help and the administration has cleared some of my duties where I have more time," Shepard said. "The kids are playing hard and we are moving on."
Leake Academy visits Kemper Academy December 3.
Copiah Academy 30
Copiah Academy started off fast in the first quarter and then the Leake Academy girls took over.
Trailing 19-10 at the end of the first quarter, the Rebelettes outscored the Lady Confederates 18-2 in the second quarter and led 28-21 at the half. Leake Academy only allowed Copiah nine points in the second half while scoring 42.
Anna Evans led Leake Academy with 17 points while Mary Grace Key added 14.
Lamar School 21
The entire bench saw plenty of playing time as the Rebelettes rolled over Lamar School.
Leake Academy led 48-15 at the half and only allowed the Lady Raiders six points in the second half, all coming in the third quarter,
Victoria Sprayberry and Brandy Quick both scored 10 points to lead the Rebelettes.
East Rankin 47
The Rebelettes overcame a slow start to take a big win over the Lady Patriots Saturday night.
In recent years, East Rankin has been a thrown in the Rebelettes' side and they hoped to continue that as they went up 16-8 by the end of the first quarter. Leake Academy would outscore ERA 17-7 in the second quarter and went up 25-23 at the half. The Rebelettes gave themselves some breathing room as they carried a 42-29 lead into the final quarter. ERA outscored Leake Academy 18-17 in the fourth quarter as the Rebelettes took the win.
Evans scored 20 points to lead the Rebelettes. Key added 14 and Shelly Dowell added 11.
Carroll Academy 38
Again, Coach Shepard tried to put on the brakes as the Rebelettes rolled over Carroll Academy on Monday.
Leading 27-19 at the end of the first quarter, the Rebelettes outscored Carroll 30-9 in the second quarter to go up 57-28 at the half. Carroll Academy only scored 10 points in the second half.
Sprayberry and Hayley Slay both scored 16 points and Anna Evans added 14.
Copiah Academy 63
The Rebels were certainly tested in their victory over Copiah Academy.
Leake Academy led 19-12 at the end of the first quarter. Copiah would stay with Leake Academy in the second period, outscoring the Rebels 23-21, but Leake Academy led 40-35 at the half. The Rebels held Copiah to nine points in the third quarter while putting in 18 and carried a 58-44 lead into the final stanza. Copiah tried to come back but the Rebels held on for the win.
Alex Shepard led the Rebels with 27 points while Tristan Hernandez added 22 points and Chipper Jones scored 13.
Lamar School 42
Leake Academy jumped out to a 43-16 halftime lead and never looked back.
Hernandez and Tyler Salter both scored 11 points.
East Rankin 67
The Patriots pulled away from Leake Academy in the second quarter and held on for the victory.
Leading 24-21 at the end of the first quarter, East Rankin scored 17 points in the second period while holding the Rebels to nine. Leading 41-30 going into the second half, the Patriots held on for the win.
Shepard the Leake Academy with 29 points and Jones scored 11.
Carroll Academy 51
Leake Academy bounced back to trounce Carroll Academy Monday.
The Rebels led 24-10 at the end of the first quarter and outscored Carroll 17-13 in the second quarter to go up 41-23 at the intermission. Carroll battled back in the second half but it was too little, too late.
Hernandez led the Rebels with 13 points while Jones added 10 and Shepard scored nine.