Lady Rebels drop heartbreaker to Centreville

Published 12:57 am Sunday, January 17, 2010

CENTREVILLE — The Adams County Christian Lady Rebels got off to a great start, but couldn’t hang on to momentum or the lead in a 60-56 overtime loss to Centreville Saturday afternoon.

The Lady Rebels led the Lady Tigers 21-4 after the first quarter, but saw that lead evaporate the remainder of the game.

“The first quarter we came out and executed beautifully and jumped ahead 21-4,” ACCS coach Melanie Hall said. “I felt like the first quarter was the best quarter of basketball we played all year.”

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However, Centreville outscored ACCS 14-4 in the second quarter to close to within 25-18 at halftime.

The Lady Tigers cut into the lead farther in the third quarter and trailed just 34-33 heading into the final period.

“We got into some major foul trouble,” Hall said. “We had three starters foul out of the game.”

But even with the foul trouble, the Lady Rebels still had a chance to close the game out in regulation, but made only 10-of-25 free throws in the game.

Centreville was able to tie the score late and send it to overtime, and then outscored ACCS 11-7 in the extra period.

“We had opportunities to win,” Hall said. “I’m real proud of the way they fought back and never gave up. We just have to play four solid quarters of basketball. We’ll use (the loss) as a teaching tool. If we can learn from our mistakes and not keep making the same ones over and over, down the line we’ll be better for it.”

Taylor Welch led ACCS (16-8, 3-3) with 17 points while Kaitlan Melton scored 16 for the Lady Rebels.

Centreville’s Katie Berry led all scorers with 25 points while Renee Miky scored 14 for the Lady Tigers.

Centreville boys 64, ACCS 46

It didn’t matter how hard ACCS tried, there was no stopping the Centreville duo of Colby Lockwood and Jamie Dezendorf.

The Tiger pair both scored 22 points to lead Centreville to a 18-point victory.

“Every defense we tried didn’t work against those guys,” ACCS coach Rick Fife said. “That duo is pretty hard to stop.”

Centreville broke on top early, outscoring ACCS 18-11 in the first quarter and held a 37-30 halftime lead.

However, the Tigers put the game away in the third quarter, outscoring ACCS 17-9 to pull away.

In addition to Lockwood and Dezendorf, Centreville was led by Brad Jelks with 11 points.

James Moffett led ACCS (8-11, 2-4) with 15 points while Lee Swinney scored 12 for the Rebels in the loss.