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ACCS rebounds from loss

Published 12:02am Wednesday, November 27, 2013

JACKSON — After losing to Hillcrest Christian School by 21 points Monday night, Adams County Christian School head coach Melanie Hall said she wondered how her team would respond when the Lady Rebels took on Richland High School Tuesday afternoon at the Hillcrest Turkey Shootout.

Well, it didn’t look very promising for ACCS after being down 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. However, the Lady Rebels finally got their game going on both ends of the court in the second quarter and ended in defeating the MHSAA Class 4A Lady Rangers, 36-33.

“We didn’t play very well and I’m thankful to get the win,” Hall said. “Like I always say, ‘To God be the Glory.’”

Defense was the big factor for the Lady Rebels in the second quarter as they held the Lady Rangers to just four points while putting up 12 points themselves to take a 15-11 lead into halftime.

“We just caused some turnovers,” Hall said. “We’re better than what we were today,”

ACCS outscored Richland 16-12 in the third quarter for a 31-23 lead. Even though the Lady Rebels struggled from the field in the fourth quarter and scored just six points, the Lady Rangers were not able to take advantage enough as they scored 10 points.

Tory Laird led the Lady Rebels with a game-high 10 points. Skylar Adams added eight points. Jordan Petty and Ashleigh Williams each had seven points. Lady Rangers senior co-captain and point guard Dajanique Beneby finished with nine points while Azaria Howard had eight points and Shacariana Kornegay scored seven points.

ACCS (8-2) will host Parklane Academy at 6 p.m. Dec. 5.

North Pike 75,

Wilkinson County 40

MAGNOLIA — Tatyana Turner led four North Pike players in double figures with a game-high 22 points as the Lady Jaguars rolled to a 75-40 win over the Wilkinson County Wildcats Tuesday afternoon at the South Pike Tournament.

Rickera Martin finished with 18 points, Latorya Humphries added 14 points and Rachel Thompson had 13 points for North Pike, which dominated the first quarter en route to a 26-5 lead over Wilkinson County and never looked back.

Gadrieka Cotton led the Lady Wildcats with 13 points and Lineasia Palmer had 12 points.

Wilkinson County (1-5) hosts Tylertown at 6 p.m. Tuesday.