Lady Rebels rev up offense in second half, defeat Riverfield

Published 12:01 am Friday, December 12, 2014

NATCHEZ — After letting the Riverfield Academy Raiders hang around for a bit in the first half of play, the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels turned up the intensity, and cruised to a 58-23 win Thursday night.

With the win, ACCS improves to 11-1 on the season.

“We didn’t execute well in the first half,” ACCS head coach Melanie Hall said. “But I told the girls (at halftime) to execute offensively and defensively and play fundamental basketball.”

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ACCS did just that, outscoring Riverfield 25-6 in the second half.

Anna McDaniel, Bailey Boyd and Skylar Adams all recorded double-digit points for the Lady Rebels, with McDaniel leading the way with 14.

But it was the defensive play of the team that shined, and it is something Hall has been preaching to her team.

“As a coach you are always looking and wanting to get better,” Hall said. “Looking at the little things that you’ve got to do, like beating that offensive player to that spot. You’ve got just as much right as that offensive player does. You just have to get down and move your feet and get there.”

Although her team has gotten off to a hot start, Hall said she still wants more, and knows that it is going to take more to get where the team wants to go.

“These kids have such great unity and so much heart,” she said. “They are hard on themselves. They are doing a lot of really good things right now, but to really make noise in the postseason, we are going to have to get a lot better in doing the little things, both offensively and defensively. But overall, with what they are doing and the personnel we have, they are doing a lot of good things.”

Boyd had 11 points, while Adams had 10 for the Lady Rebels. ACCS will play at Amite School Center today with four games being played, starting at 4 p.m.