Rebelettes turn tables on ERA with 63-39 victory
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 12:00 AM
A few years ago, East Rankin Academy was one of the few teams that had the Leake Academy Rebelettes' number.
The two teams seemed to split with one team winning, then the other. But that has come to an end, at least for now. In the Rebelettes' 62-29 victory Saturday night, Leake Academy led 26-0 at the end of the first quarter.
"We are playing well right now," Coach Doyle Wolverton said. "We had a good game against East Rankin. We got in a little foul trouble in the second quarter but we held on to win."
East Rankin outscored Leake Academy 12-11 in the second quarter but the Rebelettes led 37-12 at the half. Leake Academy outscored the Lady Patriots 20-9 in the third quarter to put the game on ice.
Hannah Peoples led the Rebelettes with 21 points while Mary Grace Key added 16 points and Anna Nowell scored 10.
The Rebelettes went 3-0 last week, also taking a 72-21 win over Newton Academy and a 67-42 win over Copiah Academy. They stand at 7-0 on the season.
The Leake Academy boys went 0-2 last week, losing 68-42 to East Rankin and 71-51 to Copiah Academy. The Rebels' game with Newton Academy was cancelled because the Generals are still in the football playoffs.
Leake Academy was to host Columbia on Monday and travel to Wayne Academy on Tuesday.
Copiah Academy 42
Hannah Peoples scored 25 points to lead the Rebelettes past Copiah Academy.
Leake Academy led 25-4 at the end of the first quarter and didn't look back. The Rebelettes then outscored Copiah 27-9 in the second quarter to go up 52-13 at the half.
Anna Nowell and Chloe Thaggard both added eight points.
Newton Academy 21
Mary Grace Key led the Rebelettes with 15 points in their win over Newton Academy.
Leake Academy led 45-16 at the half.
East Rankin 68
The Patriots jumped out to a 36-13 half time lead and held on for the win. Alex Shepard scored 19 points to lead the Rebels.
Copiah Academy 71
Leake Academy 51
Leake Academy led 16-13 at the end of the first quarter. But then Copiah Academy came back to outscored them 20-15 in the second quarter and the Colonels led 33-31 at the half.
Copiah Academy would outscore the Rebels 38-20 in the second half.
Alex Shepard scored 25 points to lead the Rebels.