Rebelettes trying to get well as postseason nears
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 AM
Coach Doyle Wolverton is hoping to get a couple of his starters well as tournament time nears.
The Rebelettes improved to 30-0 last week with wins over Canton Academy 70-38, Manchester 77-15, and Newton Academy 62-34.
"We have two with sprained ankles right now and we are trying to get them well," Wolverton said. "We brought up four players from the junior high team and they are doing well."
The Rebelettes are slated to host Lamar School on Friday and travel to Winona on Saturday night to close out the regular season schedule. In between will be the district junior high tournament which will be held at Winston Academy this week. The Rebelette junior high team enters the tournament with a 24-1 record, with their only loss coming to Oak Hill. Their first game will be Friday.
Canton Academy 38
After a close first half, the Rebelettes pulled away from Canton Academy.
Leading 21-12 after the first quarter, Leake Academy outscored the Lady Panthers 18-12 in the second period to go up 39-24 at the half. The Rebelettes would outscore Canton Academy 31-10 in the second half.
Hannah Peoples scored 22 points to lead the Rebelettes while Anna Nowell added 11 points, and Katie Webb and Anna Evans both scored 10 points.
Leake Academy tried to put on the brakes against an obviously overmatched Manchester team. Webb scored 12 points and Evans added 11.
Newton Academy 34
The Rebelettes bounced out to a 33-17 halftime lead and never looked back. Anna Evans led the way with 10 points.
The Leake Academy boys basketball team went 3-0 last week as they improved their record to 21-6 on the season.
The Rebels came through in the fourth quarter to slip past district rival Canton Academy, 60-59.
Leake Academy led 12-9 after the first quarter. The Panthers battled back in the second quarter to outpoint Leake Academy 17-15 and the Rebels led by one - 27-26 - at the half.
Canton outscored Leake Academy 11-10 in the third quarter to tie the game at 37-37 heading into the final stanza. The Rebels would outscore the Panthers 23-22 in the final period to win the game. Alex Shepard led the Rebels with 27 points while Tristan Hernandez added 12.
On Friday, the Rebels defeated Manchester 63-33. They closed out the week with a 74-53 win over Newton Academy. Alex Shepard scored 28 points in that game and Thomas Tubby added 13.
Leake Academy's junior high boys opened the district tournament Monday with a 64-44 win over Manchester. The boys return to action Thursday when they play Oak Hill starting at 5:15 p.m.