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Prep basketball: ACCS boys, girls get sweep

Published 12:01am Thursday, January 16, 2014

NATCHEZ — The Adams County Christian School boys and girls basketball teams combined to outscore Central Private Academy 111-33 as they both won big Tuesday night.

The hometown Lady Rebels beat their Central Private counterparts 49-10, while the ACCS boys defeated the visiting Rebels 62-23.

In the girls’ game, Jordan Petty led the way with 11 points as the game’s only double-digit scorer. And ACCS wouldn’t need any more double-digit scorers, as 10 other players also got in on the scoring action for the hometown Lady Rebels.

“I was thankful all my girls got good minutes,” ACCS girls head coach Melanie Hall said.

ACCS jumped out to a 16-2 lead after the first quarter and was ahead 34-2 at the break, holding Central Private scoreless in the second quarter.

“I liked the way we looked for each other and played together,” Hall said. “We’ve got to really sharpen up on our defensive rotations and getting better angles — the little things.”

Skylar Adams, Ashleigh Williams and Bailey Boyd all chipped in with six points for the hometown Lady Rebels. Lexi Emanuel had five points

In the boys’ game, Tyler Stockstill led in scoring with 14 points, while no one for Central Private scored in double figures.

“Going in, we knew there would be some things we needed to work on, like execution on defense on both ends of the floor and getting our rotations down on the press,” ACCS boys head coach Richy Spears said.

“In the first quarter, I felt like we set the tone, got up on them and got out of the press. We started working on our half-court stuff, being able to rotate and trap and being in the right spots, and we did a fairly decent job executing.”

ACCS led 43-14 at the half and 55-19 at the end of the third quarter. Hunter Lindsey finished the game with nine points, while Lester Wells added eight points for the hometown Rebels. Andrew Ratcliff had six points, and Korey Henson scored five points.

Both the boys (15-2, 3-1) and the girls (18-3, 4-0) will return to action Friday at Amite School Center.