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Rebels fall at home

LAUREN WOOD | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Adams County Christian School’s Chris Guedon attempts to block a shot by Parklane Academy’s Logan Morel during Friday’s game. ACCS fell to Parklane 49-34.

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School boys’ basketball team hung around with Parklane Academy for a half, but in the end the Pioneers had too much muscle for the home-standing Rebels.

Parklane outscored ACCS 23-15 in the final two periods to cruise to a 49-34 win.

“Physicality (was the difference),” ACCS head coach Richie Spears said. “They pushed us around. They are a good ball club. They can play with anybody — outplay anybody. They played some tough man-to-man, and we have to learn to adapt.”

Trey Fleming and Ryan Strong were the bright spots for the Rebels. Fleming finished with 12 points, and Strong had 10. But Parklane’s Zach Stutzman and Brady Lea combined for 24 points to lead the Pioneers.

ACCS fell behind 14-6 after the first quarter but hung with the Pioneers in the second quarter and trailed 26-19 at the half.

But the 10-2 Pioneers managed to pull away in the second half, and Spears said the Rebels have work to do to be able to compete with teams like Parklane.

“We have got to be more physical, but we will work to get there,” he said. “The biggest thing is playing people like (Parklane).”

Eight Rebels scored in the contest. Brandon Walker netted three points. Chris Guedon, Lester Wells, Hunter Lindsey and Tyler Stockstill scored two, and Shane Pollan added one.

The loss dropped ACCS to 5-10 on the season. The Rebels will travel to face Wilkinson County Christian Academy Thursday.

ACCS girls 57, Parklane 43

Tory Laird was at it again Saturday night for the ACCS girls’ basketball team.

The junior guard scored 17 points Friday night in the Lady Rebels’ win over Cathedral School, and she topped herself with 27 points Saturday in a 57-43 win over Parklane Academy.

“Tory really stepped up her game,” head coach Melanie Hall said. “It was contagious. Everybody else feeds off of that.”

Skylar Adams also had a good game with 13 points for ACCS.

The Lady Rebels did most of their damage in the first half and took a 27-12 lead into the break. Parklane actually outscored ACCS by a point in the second half, but the Lady Rebels lead was too much to overcome.

Parklane’s Kim Klunk did her best to match Laird with 26 points of her own.

The win puts the Lady Rebels at 6-10 on the season, and Hall said she hopes Maggie Ray, one of many Lady Rebels who has suffered an injury this season, to return before Thursday’s game at WCCA.