By Molly Seales
On Tuesday, December 6, all four Rebel basketball teams traveled to Tallulah and brought home four wins. In the first game, the JV girls defeated Talluah 30-8. Makayla Pickett led the team in scoring with 6 points. Charity Williamson, Kynnedi Taylor, and Darcey Bohannon had 4 points each, while Mary Claire Jones and Kaleigh Pickett added 3 points each. Hanna Huddleston, Emma Giddings, and Alissa Curry rounded out the scoring with 2 points each. In the next game the JV boys won 43-15. Tanner Carlisle had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ashton Almond and Cannon Breedlove each had 10 points. Breedlove also had 6 steals and 5 deflections. Jackson Hillman added 3 points and 4 rebounds, while Hayden Cason had 2 points and 7 rebounds. Kaden McNeely rounded out the scoring with 2 points. In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Rebels had a tough game, but they came out on top of Tallulah 32-28. Mary Claire Jones had 27 points, 6 deflections, 5 steals, and 5 rebounds. Jessie Kate Cobb had 2 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 deflections. Makayla Pickett had 2 points and 8 rebounds, while Jadyn King chipped in a free throw. Madison Chamberlin had 8 boards, 6 deflections, and 3 blocked shots. The varsity boys defeated Tallulah 39-26. Ryder Huddleston led the team in scoring with 16 points and in rebounds with 6. Ben Almond added 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists. Mason Murray had 5 points, and Thad Bates and Kyle Guillory each had 2 points and 5 rebounds. Jace Wilhite added a free throw and led the team in deflections with 6.
On December 9, the varsity teams traveled to PVA for a double header. Both teams played hard, but each came up with their first loss of the season. The girls came up short to Franklin 49-35. Mary Claire Jones had 12 points, 8 steals, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 deflections. Jadyn King added 10 points, 5 deflections, and 3 rebounds. Jessie Kate Cobb added 7 points and led the team in rebounds with 12. Madison Chamberlin had 2 points, 9 rebounds, and an outstanding 11 deflections. Georgia Carlisle had 2 points, and Makayla Pickett had 2 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 deflections. In the boys’ game, Riverdale fell to UCA 52-43. Ben Almond led the team in scoring with 11 points. Thad Bates had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ryder Huddleston had 5 points and 5 rebounds, while Mason Murray also had 5 points and led the team in deflections with 7. Jace Wilhite had 4 points, and Kyle Guillory rounded out the scoring with 2.
On Friday, all 4 teams will play Tallulah Academy at home. JV girls will tip off at 4:00 followed by the other 3 games. Come out and support your Rebels!