Rebels blaze Amite in first quarter; Trinity boys down PCA

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 16, 2003

LIBERTY &045; You don’t have to be a basketball guru to realize scoring 39 points in a single quarter will get you places.

ACCS did that and got an easy win.

The AC Rebels rung up 39 points in the first quarter on Amite School Center Thursday before taking a 79-48 win over the homestanding Rebels Thursday night.

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ACCS came with the press early, changed things around and held a 39-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.

&uot;It was probably the best quarter we’ve played all year,&uot; ACCS head coach Ricky Gray said. &uot;We came out and defended really well. We ran three different presses in the first quarter. This was the first time we’ve changed defenses, and we caught them off guard.&uot;

AC caught them looking up at a 35-point deficit heading into the second quarter as well. But from there Amite School Center recovered a bit, outscoring AC 21-12 in the second to trim the lead to 51-25 at halftime.

Both teams scored 14 points in the third quarter as AC led 65-39 heading into the fourth quarter.

&uot;That’s one thing &045; we’ve got to have some consistency,&uot; Gray said. &uot;Once we got ahead, we played OK. We’ve got to have that intensity for four quarters. We didn’t turn the ball over at all (in the first). If we can play like that, we’re getting close.&uot;

Glenn Williams led ACCS in scoring with 20 points, while Dustin Case and Luke Ogden each had 10. Trent Coleman’s 10 points led Amite.

Both ACCS teams play again Saturday at Lamar in Meridian.

ACCS girls 49, Amite SC 25

LIBERTY &045; Adams County Christian School’s Lady Rebels got their second straight win Thursday.

AC started off solid by taking a 19-4 lead over the ASC Lady Rebels. AC followed with a 12-5 edge in the second to take a 31-9 lead by halftime.

Kim Robertson led ACCS in scoring with 10 points. Brittany Walsh led ASC with eight.

Trinity boys 61, Porter’s Chapel 37

VICKSBURG &045; The off night from district play was just fine for the Saints, who got 21 points apiece from Dudley Guice and Chase Brown to take the win.

The Saints (17-4) took a 15-6 lead by the end of the first and outscored the Eagles 16-11 in the second to take a 31-17 lead. The kicker came in the third when the Saints held a 23-7 advantage to lead 54-25.

J. Ivey led Porter’s Chapel with 10 points.

Porter’s Chapel 72, Trinity girls 41

VICKSBURG &045; The Lady Saints (6-12) struggled early on against Porter’s Chapel and never could recover from the slow start.

The Lady Eagles grabbed a quick 21-4 lead by the end of the first quarter and followed it with a 17-7 edge in the second to lead 38-12 by halftime.

The Lady Saints fared better in the second half, scoring 30 points to the Lady Eagles’ 34.

Trinity’s leading scorers were Mallory Archer with 18 and Holly Hall with 15. Brittany Willis led PCA with 22.