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ACCS boys take the cake

 

Adams County Christian School’s Jay Fleming takes the ball down the court Monday evening. (BEN HILLYER | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)
Adams County Christian School’s Jay Fleming takes the ball down the court Monday evening. (BEN HILLYER | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT)

NATCHEZ — Things were a little shaky for the Adams County Christian School boys’ basketball team in their second game of the season, but they found a way to make things work in a 62-48 win against Bowling Green School.

ACCS head coach Richy Spears said with less than two weeks of practicing with his full team, he had to rely on athleticism to get the win.

“I have enough people to wear teams down,” he said. “We want to pressure teams and get them to make mistakes.

The Rebels were in command the entire game with a 12-7 lead in the first quarter, but Spears said the Rebels really got things going in the second quarter

“I think we went on a little run and got up double digits in the second quarter,” Spears said. “We pressured them a little more.”

Trey Fleming led the Rebels with 13 points and Lester Wells added 12. Spears said he was pleased to see 11 players score on his roster.

The Rebels backed off defensively in the second half, which allowed Bowling Green to keep up with a 16-15 third quarter, and a leading 17-16 fourth quarter.

It wasn’t enough to beat the home team, but Spears said there are several fundamentals they must work on if they don’t want to end up in a bind later on in the season.

“We’ve got to work on some things like rebounding and ball control,” he said. “We played well at times, but we have to get more consistent. We didn’t rotate all the time on defense.”

Spears said he was proud of their progress, but they still have a long way to go to have a successful basketball season.

ACCS will play again at 7 p.m. tonight against Parklane Academy.