Lady Rebels fall to Bucs

Published 12:08 am Friday, December 21, 2018

NATCHEZ — Even though Adams County Christian School’s varsity girls basketball team has not won a game this season, Lady Rebels head coach Melanie Hall is not the least bit discouraged.

Especially after what she saw from her team following a rough first quarter on both ends of the court in a 62-48 loss to the Bowling Green School Lady Buccaneers Thursday night.

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“I thought the girls battled hard. I’m seeing improvement. Win or lose, to God be the glory,” Hall said. “We’re getting there. We’ll be there.”

ACCS struggled to get shots to fall on its end and conversely could not make enough stops on the other end to stay with Bowling Green during the first quarter. The Lady Buccaneers led the Lady Rebels 18-9 at the end of the quarter.

The second quarter was not any better defensively, but it was offensively for the Lady Rebels. Even though the Lady Buccaneers put up 22 points, the Lady Rebels scored 15 points to go into halftime down 40-24.

However, the second half saw a completely different ACCS squad as they stayed right with a good Bowling Green team. Both teams scored eight points in the third quarter and the Lady Rebels outscored the Lady Buccaneers 16-14 in the fourth quarter.

Danyel Weir led the Lady Rebels with 20 points while Shelby Mason had 15 points and Geri Brumfield added 11 points.

“I’m very pleased with (having three players score in double figures),” Hall said. “The hustle, the attitude, the encouragement of my (players), I see a lot of positives.”

Callie Seal led the Lady Buccaneers with a game-high 21 points.

ACCS (0-10) travels to Rayville, La. to take on Riverfield Academy today at 3 p.m.

Bowling Green boys 47, ACCS 40

NATCHEZ — Austin Blanton finished with 15 points and Glaston Magee added 10 points for Adams County Christian School, but it was not enough as the Rebels could not overcome a bad second quarter and lost to the Bowling Green School Buccaneers 47-40 Thursday night.

The first quarter didn’t much in the way of scoring from either team and ended with Bowling Green clinging to a 6-4 lead over ACCS. The second quarter is what really hurt the Rebels as they were outscored by the Buccaneers 18-7 to go into halftime down 24-11.

Down by 14 points, 39-25, at the end of the third quarter, the Rebels tried to mount a comeback. They outscored the Buccaneers 15-8, but it was too little, too late.

Jackson Godraska led Bowling Green with a game-high 21 points.

ACCS (1-7) will play at Riverfield Academy today at 4:30 p.m.

Block girls 56, Bolton 52

JONESVILLE — The Block High School Lady Bears jumped out to a big lead early and then had to overcome a shaky third quarter to hold on for a 56-52 win over the Bolton High School Lady Bears Thursday night.

Block got off to a good start and led Bolton 21-7 at the end of the first quarter. The host Lady Bears led the visiting Lady Bears 29-16 before Bolton responded by outscoring Block 13-4 in the fourth quarter to make it a four-point game, 33-29.

The fourth quarter was a shootout and ended with both teams scoring 23 points as Block escaped with the victory.

Shir’Cold Bowman led Block with a game-high 23 points. Alliyah Ceasor, Cintina Green, and Laterria Lee each finished with eight points.

Block (12-4) plays at 6 p.m. today at Northwood-Lena High School in an LHSAA District 3-1A game that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019.