Hankins leads ACCS in win over Lady Chiefs

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 3, 2000

Holli Hankins scored 15 points to go along with five rebounds and six steals to lead the Adams County Christian Lady Rebels to a 51-40 win over the Tensas Academy Lady Chiefs Thursday night at the ACCS Rebel gym.

Hankins scored 10 of her 15 points in the second half. Sophomore guard Meghan Marchbanks had 10 points and seven rebounds and junior guard Brandi Case had nine points, three rebounds and six steals.

&uot;I thought I played good defense,&uot; Case said.

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The Lady Rebels (1-1) out-rebounded the Lady Chiefs 38-20 and had 27 steals to just 10 for Tensas.

&uot;I thought we did a better job of rebounding in the second half,&uot; said ACCS head coach Bruce Pickle. &uot;We also caused them to have a few turnovers.&uot;

Even though ACCS outscored Tensas 33-24 in the second half, it wasn’t as easy as it appeared.

After the Lady Rebels jumped out to a 38-30 lead early in the fourth quarter, Tensas went on an 8-0 run to tie the game.

However, ACCS went on a 13-2 run in the final minutes of the game for the final score.

The Lady Rebels got four big rebounds from sophomore forward Casey Stutzman in the fourth quarter and hit 12-of-18 free throws in the game.

&uot;Rebounding, free throws and good defense wins ball games,&uot; Pickle said.

&uot;Some of our young players, such as Amy (Mardis) and Brynn (Rogel) played better tonight.&uot;

Rogel had four steals, Mardis had two steals to go along with four points and sophomore forward Heather Holloway had five steals.

Shelby Alford led Tensas with 14 points and five rebounds and Bonye Sanderson had 10 points and five steals and hit two three-pointers.

The Lady Rebels play again next Thursday when they host Wilkinson County Christian Academy.

In the JV girls game, ACCS outscored Tensas 24-14 in the second half for a 37-34 win.

Nikki Hankins led ACCS with 16 points and Tabitha Howard led Tensas with 12 points.