Rebels run to another win

Published 10:44 pm Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Push it: Andrew Farris leads a Thorsby fastbreak on Tuesday. Farris led all scorers with 17 points.

Thorsby improved its area record to 2-1 with a 59-17 win over rival Isabella on Tuesday, showing continued improvement in the first season under coach Ryan Powell.

The Rebels (5-4) had little trouble with the visitors, using an aggressive defense to create fast break opportunities and easy baskets.

Isabella was down, 38-13 at halftime, and didn’t score a point in the third period until a runner in the lane by freshman Dequerrius Tally with 19 seconds remaining on the clock.

With the loss, the Mustangs fell to 1-7 overall and 1-2 in area play.

Thorsby, meanwhile, gained more confidence in Powell’s system.

“I feel like the guys are really starting to buy in,” Powell said. “It took us a while to learn what we wanted them to do. Most of all, they play hard. These guys, they’ve just got to expect to win.”

THS senior Andrew Farris scored a game-high 17 points, and classmate Marcus Bray was right behind with 16 points.

Both Parker Bryan and Cody Carroll scored 10 points for Thorsby.

Senior Austin Haigler led Isabella with eight points.