Feeding frenzy: 11 Rebels score in game against Amite School Center

Published 9:58 pm Monday, January 24, 2022

ACCS Head Coach Matthew Freeman started five different players from his bench in a district game against Amite School Center Monday night. He wanted to give the younger players, who attend every practice, a chance to have their name called out beneath the flashing lights.

They received more than a chance at having their name called. In total, 11 Rebels scored in AC’s 55-37 win. With the game in control, Freeman put in his bench players and let them gain some needed experience. They have a JV District Tournament this Saturday, and several of the bench players will play in the district tournament.

“It’s good to get your younger guys some playing time because you can’t simulate it in practice,” Freeman said. “They got to play against some high school kids, and it should help them with the district tournament. Our game Thursday will determine our seeding for Saturday.”

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Tiqi Griffin led the team with nine points, Kyron Barnes scored seven, Tyson Young scored seven, and Braxton Hunt scored seven for the Rebels.

Amite School Center hung in the game for a quarter as they trailed by just 8-6 after eight minutes of play. However, ACCS pulled away with a 21-7 second quarter to lead 29-13, and they would never look back. Freeman said his team was still sluggish in the game despite the margin of victory.

“We played the whole game slow and sluggish,” Freeman said. “There were distractions outside of the game, and it bled over into the game.”