Norwood leads WCCA Rams to win over third win of season

Published 12:24 am Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NATCHEZ — The ACCS Rebels (0-3) kept it close for three periods against the WCCA Rams (3-0).

But they were unable to catch up as the Rams rallied behind Trumaine Norwood’s 24 points to win 53-40.

It was a sloppy first half with both teams committing a total of 15 fouls in the first period.

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“The fouls really hurt us in the first half,” ACCS head coach Billy Britt said. “They had six points off free throws.”

The Rams could never pull away from the Rebels in the first half. They would get up, only to see ACCS cut the gap.

“We had to knock the dust off from the holidays,” WCCA head coach Ray Olive said. “I think their big fellows intimidated us a little bit.”

The Rebels went into the half down 22-20.

The Rams stepped up the tempo in the second half. Norwood and Justin Davis combined for 23 points to pull away from the Rebels.

“Davis and Norwood’s motor is always running,” Olive said. “A couple of players had off nights shooting. But running the court is our style. We will run and go.”

Britt said he was pleased with his team’s effort.

“As a coach, I couldn’t ask for more effort,” he said. “We haven’t had a lot of team practices due to football and holidays. We’ll get there.”

WCCA Girls 47, ACCS Girls 31

The WCCA Lady Rams used an 18 point second period to pull away from the ACCS Lady Rebels and win 47-31.

“I wasn’t real pleased with the girls’ effort tonight,” Britt said. “We’re not thinking and we have to give up the I quit attitude.”

Hannah Ashley led the Rams with 22 points followed by Allie Fontenot with 12.

Rachael Holloway had 12 points for the Lady Rebels.