Lady Chiefs upend Lady Rebs

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 17, 1999

Tensas Academy senior Robin Rae Burns scored a game-high 28 points as the Lady Chiefs overcame a dismal first quarter to defeat the ACCS Lady Rebels 57-45 Thursday night.

The Lady Chiefs (10-3) got off to a terrible start, making only one shot from the field, a three-pointer by Burns, and scored a mere five points in the first quarter.

Laurie Davis had a good first half for the Lady Rebels (9-6) with 10 points and two three-pointers. However, Davis would not score in the second half and picked up here fifth foul with 6:06 remaining in the game.

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A close first half ended with a three-point play by Sarah Davis that gave the Lady Rebels a 23-20 halftime lead that went to 25-20 at the start of the third quarter.

Davis picked up her second foul early in the third quarter and did not return until less than a minute left in that quarter. Unfortnately for ACCS, she didn’t stay in very long, picking up three quick fouls.

Amanda Davis tried to pick up the slack for the Lady Rebels by scoring a team-high 13 points.

But Burns could not be stopped at all in the second half, in which she scored 20 of her 28 points and dominated on the boards.

The Lady Chiefs outscored the Lady Rebels 37-22 in the second to take control of the game.

The ACCS Rebels overcame a six-point halftime deficit to come from behind for a 66-54 victory over the Tensas Chiefs.

The Rebels were led by Ty Smith, who had a game-high 26 points, and Hayden Wadsworth, who scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half.

The Chiefs jumped out to a 35-29 halftime lead thanks in large part to the play of Daniel Mascagni and Cris Doyle, who both had 11 points in the first half.

Mascagni finished with 15 points and Doyle finished with a team-high 17 points.

In the second half, the Rebels took control with good defense, fast breaks, and key free throws in the fourth quarter as they outscored the Chiefs 38-19 in the second half.

The Rebels took its first lead since nearly midway through the first quarter on a jumper by Wadsworth with 1:40 left in the third quarter to give them a 47-45 lead that they not relinquish the rest of the game.

AC visits Centreville today.