|Alamo trip is kind to both OC squads |
|The road to Alamo was kind to Obion Central. |
The Rebel basketball teams swept a District 13A doubleheader from Crockett County Friday night, the third-ranked Lady Rebels winning for the ninth straight time with a 75-39 drubbing of CC, while the Central boys bounced back from their first league loss with a 67-51 triumph over the Cavaliers.
Both OC clubs are now 4-1 in district play, the Lady Rebels 16-1 overall and the Obion Central boys now standing at 12-5 in all games.
Next up for the Central girls is a showdown with No. 1-ranked Gibson County — the only team to have beaten the county locals this season — Tuesday night at Troy. The two boys’ teams will then close out the 13AA twinbill.
The following is a recap of Friday’s games.
OC 75, Crockett Co. 39 (G)
That the Lady Rebels were without standout Jana Roney — who suffered a sprained ankle three nights earlier vs. Dyer County — made little difference as OC rolled to an easy triumph.
The Reedy sisters more than made up for Roney’s absence as Aubrey hit 11 of her 12 field goal tries on the way to a game-high 26 points, while Gentry was dead-eye from downtown, making 7-of-11 from 3-point range to end up with 23 markers.
Chassidy Fuzzell recorded a triple-double for the victors with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while point-guard Emily McGee handed out 13 assists in less than three quarters of playing time.
The Lady Rebels were credited with 24 assists in all as a team and forced in excess of 20 turnovers to keep CC winless (0-6) in district play and drop the Cavalier girls to 6-10 overall.
Obion Central led 21-12 after one quarter and held a commanding 51-23 advantage at the half.
OC 67, Crockett Co. 51 (B)
Three nights after absorbing their first district blemish of the season, the Rebels got back on the winning track with a solid all-around effort against CC.
Matt Harner racked up 20 points, Silvanus Lee added 19 and Nick Gilliam pitched in 11 as Obion Central led at every turn.
The Rebels caused 12 first-half turnovers with good intensity on defense.
It was 19-14 OC after one, 39-25 at the intermission and 54-36 with three quarters in the book.
Central made just three 3-pointers in the contest and went to the foul line only 13 times (hitting eight) in notching the victory.
OC will attempt to post a season sweep of its series with Gibson County on Tuesday night, the Rebels having won the first matchup between the two with a thrilling 83-77 double-overtime triumph.