|Lady Rebs score well on big test at D’burg |
|Posted: Wednesday, December 7, 2011 7:02 pm |
|The Obion Central girls passed another early season test Tuesday. |
The Lady Rebels went on the road and won at Dyers-burg, beating the Trojan girls 70-66 in a key early District 13AA contest.
OC, which had earlier also won at rival Gibson County, improved to 8-0 overall and, more importantly, 3-0 in league play with the victory while handing D’burg its first loss in six games overall and three in 13.
The Central boys, meanwhile, saw their recent struggles continue in a fifth consecutive loss after two wins to open the season as they dropped the nightcap 74-60.
Obion Central will play next both Friday and Saturday, the former at Ripley, and the latter as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Troy against Lexington.
OC 70, Dyersburg 66 (G)
The Lady Rebels held off a late charge by D’burg that saw the host team make five 3-point plays after OC had built an 11-point lead.
“You just try to steal a few (wins) on the road in this district, and I guess we have with this one and the one at Gibson County,” Obion Central head coach Lyle LaRue said of his club’s 13AA-leading status. “Hopefully, we can hold on to that advantage when we play on our homecourt.”
Macy Wright had a team-best 23 points for the Lady Rebs, while Ali McEwen pitched in 18. Brandi Goodman, fresh off a spectacular 15-point, 24-rebound, eight blocked shot effort vs. Liberty the night before, posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 boards against Dyersburg.
A sparkling 25-for-31 performance at the charity stripe helped secure the Central triumph. Both McEwen and Goodman were 6-for-6, while Wright missed just once in eight attempts.
Dyersburg 74, OC 60 (B)
The Rebels were outscored 29-18 in the third quarter after holding slim one-point leads (9-8, 26-25) at the end of each of the first two periods.
Central contributed greatly to its third league loss in as many outings by missing 17 free throws and committing 19 turnovers.
Bryan Morris led OC with 23 points, and Shyheim Slayton finished with 21. Published in The Messenger 12.7.11