ACCS girls win tight game

Published 12:02 am Friday, December 4, 2015

AMITE, La. — Mackenzie Boyd and sister Bailey Boyd scored 14 and 10 points respectively, leading the Adams County Christian School Lady Rebels to a 49-46 victory against Oak Forest Academy, a school that is a classification higher than ACCS in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools AAAA.

“It was a hard fought ball game the whole time,” ACCS head coach Melanie Hall said. “I’m blessed to have a lot of depth on this team and that helped tremendously. I felt we would take them because of it.”

The Lady Rebels found themselves down at halftime, 25-18, but used a strong third quarter where they outscored the Lady Yellowjackets 18-7 to push themselves back into control.

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“It was just the whole team playing together,” Hall said.

“This group is fantastic and works so well together. They are all about doing what each has to do for the team in all five areas, putting the team in a position to win.”

Along with the Boyd sisters, Brianna Henson chipped in with six points and Anna McDaniel added five.

Lexi Emmanuel also had five points for ACCS and Jordan Petty added four of her own.

Ashlee Rae Stafford led Oak Forest Academy with a game-high 25 points.

Hall said taking down a bigger school like Oak Forest is always a positive for team morale.

“Anytime you beat someone in a conference higher than yourself is good,” Hall said.

“Oak Forest showed much improvement from the first time we played them.”

Although her team came out with the win, Hall’s coaching eye still picked up some things she wants to improve upon.

“I saw things we need to get better at, but I’m proud of the hustle and fight from the team,” she said.

“We were down, but one thing about these kids is they never quit and they believe in themselves.”