Rebelettes win 11th straight district tourney
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:00 AM
The Leake Academy Rebelettes improved to 34-0 Saturday as they captured their 11th straight District 2AA championship with a 81-50 victory over Oak Hill.
This year's tournament was played at Leake Academy. The LA boys came in second in their side of the tournament as they dropped a 68-60 overtime decision to Canton Academy.
Both teams received first round byes and automatically qualified for the North Half tournament which is being held this week at Leake Academy. The Rebelettes will play Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. against the winner of Carroll Academy and Central Hinds. The Rebels were to play Tuesday against Riverdale, La.
Earlier in the district tournament, the Leake Academy girls crushed Canton Academy 62-18 while the Rebels stopped Manchester 68-41.
Leake Academy led all the way in its title game with Oak Hill. Leading 24-16 after the first quarter, the Rebelettes outpointed Oak Hill 23-13 in the second quarter to go up 47-29 at the half. The second half was a little closer but the Rebelettes won going away. Hannah Peoples led the Rebelettes with 26 points while Anna Nowell added 19 and Mary Grace Key tossed in 16.
After receiving a first round bye, the Rebelettes easily rolled over Canton Academy. Leake Academy led 51-11 at the half. Key scored 12 points while Khristen Evans added 10 points.
"We are playing very well right now," Leake Academy coach Doyle Wolverton said. "We just have to keep it up."
The Leake Academy boys opened play in the district tournament with a win over Manchester. Alex Shepard fired in 28 points and Tristan Hernandez added 17 to pace the Rebels.
Their title game with Canton was close throughout four quarters. The score was tied at 17-17 at the half.
Both teams scored 33 points in the second half and the score stood at 50-50 at the end of regulation.
Canton outscored the Rebels 18-10 in overtime to claim the win. Shepard scored 35 points to lead the Rebels while Chipper Jones added 12 points and Reed Mayfield scored 11.