ACCS basketball teams get wins on road

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CLINTON, LA. — Coaching staffs for Adams County Christian School’s boys and girls varsity teams will admit both teams didn’t have flawless victories, but both squads picked up wins nonetheless.

The varsity boys won 75-51 against Silliman, while the girls defeated Silliman 46-32.

With the boys officially starting the season, head coach Richy Spears expected a rocky start, but instead, Spears watched his team race toward a 23-6 lead in the first quarter.

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“We came out, pressured the ball and got up and down the floor,” Spears said. “In the second quarter, I wanted to pull back and run some halfcourt stuff and get more people in.”

ACCS only outscored Silliman by three in the second quarter, as Spears said the lack of practice time showed in the team’s halfcourt offensive sets.

ACCS took a 39-19 lead into halftime, and cruised in the second half toward a 75-51 win.

Brodie Cole and Brandon Cooks led the way for the Rebels with 20 points apiece, while Lester Wells added 13.

Meanwhile, it took a while for the girls to rev their engine. It might have taken the Lady Rebels a bit longer than they would have liked to get moving, but a 17-0 third quarter led the way for a 46-32 victory against Silliman.

The Rebels went into the second quarter down 13-11, and took a 21-19 lead into halftime.

“I’ve got to hand it to Silliman,” ACCS head coach Melanie Hall said. “They were making every hustle play. Every 50/50 ball, they were getting, and they were outhustling and outrebounding us.”

Hall said she changed up presses for the second half, and her team responded by creating turnovers and easy baskets in the period.

Jordan Petty led the way offensively for the Rebels with 16 points and came two rebounds shy of a double-double with eight boards.

With the victory, ACCS improves to 6-1 on the season.

“The kids did what they had to do to get the ‘W,’” Hall said. “They did it together, and they all brought something to the table. Thank God for the opportunity to play, and to God be the glory for the win.”

Next up for the Lady Rebels is a home clash with Centreville Academy.