Lady Rebels move on with 14-2 record


The Leake Academy Lady Rebels are off to a 14-2 start and are ranked. No. 3 in a state poll of Mid-South Independent School Association teams.

The Lady Rebels are contending not only with their opponents. They are also trying to stay well during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have been fortunate so far,” said Leake Academy coach Amanda Hatch. “We have had to reschedule a few games because a team might have been quarantined. For the most part, our girls have stayed well. We are hoping it stays that way.”

Miriam Prince leads the Lady Rebels with a 21.4 point per game average. In 16 games, Prince has 45 assists, 34 steals and 21 rebounds. Emmi Harkins is averaging 12.7 ppg. She has 61 rebounds, 61 assists and 33 steals. Emeri Warren has 67 rebounds and is averaging 8.1 ppg. Mabry Mayfield has 122 rebounds.

The Lady Rebels won 4-out-of-5 games over the Christmas break, losing to Jackson Prep and then bouncing back to win four. The Lady Rebels stand at 1-0 in the district standings. They are set to play at Lamar School on Tuesday, at Heritage on Thursday and at Simpson on Saturday.

The Leake Academy boys entered the week with a 2-8 record. They closed playing over the Christmas break with a 63-58 win over Copiah Academy. Nic Sprayberry led the Rebels with 20 points while Clay Kemp added 16.

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