|OC gals get 20th triumph as usual |
|Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 4:43 pm |
|The Obion Central girls did it again. |
For the ninth time in as many seasons, the No. 5 Lady Rebels reached the coveted 20-win plateau after their 66-27 rout of Crockett County on Friday evening.
The Central ladies are 20-3 on the current campaign.
With Friday’s win, the OC girls’ program can boast of reaching the 20-triumph benchmark — which is one that’s considered a mark of a successful season — in 33 of its 49 seasons.
Most importantly for the here and now, the Central girls improve to 9-0 in District 13AA action with Friday’s triumph.
Meanwhile, the OC boys — who defeated CC by 30 points on Nov. 30 — were unable to repeat that feat. The Rebels fell 60-58 on Friday at Alamo.
Obion Central is at Covington on Tuesday evening.
OC 66, CC 27 (G)
The Lady Rebels were ahead 17-5 after one quarter and 37-9 at halftime in Friday’s milestone victory.
“We don’t set out to just win 20 games, but it is one of the marks we have to pass in order to get to what we’ve set out to accomplish,” Lady Rebel coach Lyle LaRue said. “Winning 20 games is great and it does mean something, but we can’t be content just to reach this number in the regular season. Our goal is way beyond 20 wins in the regular season.”
Mackenzie Tucker totaled 21 points for Obion Central, while Macy Wright had 10 points.
Brandi Goodman and Billie Dee Preuett each offered six points for the Lady Rebels.
The OC regulars did not see much action on Friday as LaRue confided that he began to sub about five minutes into the game.
CC 60, OC 58 (B)
The Cavaliers had much hotter hands this time around.
CC, which hit just one 3-pointer during its earlier defeat to the Rebels, bottomed seven treys on Friday in their own gym.
However, Obion Central (8-11, 2-7) could have potentially tied the game if a disputed referee’s call had gone its way during the last minute.
With the Cavaliers up by a pair, OC’s Jacob Wade drove in for a bucket. The referee on the side signaled a foul, but the official under the basket instead ruled Wade’s movement as a travel.
When all was said and done, the travel call was enforced and the Rebels were denied the opportunity to tie the contest at the charity stripe.
“I thought we played hard,” Rebel coach Bill Kail said. “We’re still not getting the consistent scoring we need. We had two guys near 20 points tonight and then, the next person in line had five. We need a third scorer.”
LaDevin Fair scored more than 20 markers — 21 to be exact — and completed his double-double with 12 rebounds.
Wade was two points shy of Fair’s pace with 19.