Rebels pick up first wins of year

Published 9:26 pm Monday, November 22, 2010

The Thorsby Rebels varsity boys and girls’ basketball teams traveled to Fayetteville on Nov. 19 and earned their first wins of the season.

The girls played first, pulled ahead of the Wolves early and won, 46-41.

The Lady Wolves caught up to the Lady Rebels in the second half thanks to the effective shooting of senior Samera Nix, who scored all 12 of her points in the second half.

The Lady Rebels (1-1) were up by 3 with 6 seconds left in the game, when Sharonda Cooper stepped up to the free throw line and made her two free throws.

Cooper and Amanda Hubbard both had a game-high 14 points.

The boys’ game went into overtime, where the Rebels won, 79-76.

The referees were involved the whole game, calling a total of 59 personal fouls combined on both teams.

The Rebels (1-1) took advantage of these calls in overtime, where they hit nine out of 11 free throws.

Parker Bryan led the Rebels by scoring 21 points.

The Rebels’ and Lady Rebels’ next games will be their first home games, scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 29 against Holtville.

It will also be the first game for the Rebels B-Team.