Lady Rebels continue dominance on the court


The Leake Academy Lady Rebels made short work of Winston Academy as they pulled out to a 42-10 halftime lead. Emmi Harkins scored 18 points while pulling down three rebounds and making two assists, Miriam Prince scored 15 points while Laura Katherine Clair put in nine and Mabry Mayfield scored eight.

The Lady Rebels went up 28-11 at the half and cruised to victory in their game with Starkville Academy. Harkins scored 22 points and pulled down seven rebounds. Prince scored 13 points and Morgan Freeney scored nine points while pulling down four rebounds.

Leake Academy led 28-6 after the first quarter in their game with Manchester. Harkins and Prince led with 13 points each.

Rebels win 3 out of 4

The Leake Academy Rebels claimed victory in three-out-of-four games last week in boys basketball action.

The Rebels defeated East Rankin76-44 and Winston Academy 59-25 to earn two district wins. They lost a district game to Starkville Academy, 67-32 on Friday night. They came back to beat Manchester 66-55 in a non-district game.

The Rebels now stand at 2-2 in the district and 6-10 overall,

The Leake Academy girls went 3-0. A game with East Rankin was canceled because the Lady Patriots were under quarantine. The Lady Rebels defeated Winston 73-16, Starkville 51-32, and Manchester 60-22. The Leake Academy girls are ranked No. 3 in a poll of Mid-South Independent Schools Association teams. Their record is 20-2 and 3-0 in the district.

Both Leake Academy teams have three district games slated for this week.

They were to play Heritage on Tuesday, host Lamar School on Friday and visit East Rankin on Saturday.

Henry Dabbs scored 15 points and Parker Thomas added 14 to lead the Rebels past East Rankin. Leake Academy led 49-28 at the half. Garrett Dunn added 13 points and Hagan Davis scored 11 points.

The Rebels jumped out to a 52-19 halftime lead in their game with Winston. Dabbs, Davis and Whitt Welch all scored 10 points apiece to lead the Rebels.

Starkville Academy took control of the game in the second and third quarter as they took a district win. Clay Kemp led the Rebels with 11 points.

The score was tied at 13-13 after the first quarter in Leake Academy’s game with Manchester. Leake Academy outscored Manchester 21-10 in the second quarter to lead 34-23 at the half. The Rebels continued to pull away in the second half. Dunn led with 16 points while Nic Sprayberry added 14 points. Davis scored 13 points and Dabbs put in 11.

“We have been improving and the kids’ hard work is paying off,” Coach Phil Shepard said. “We have three district games this week. This give us a chance move up in the standings.”

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