Fast start helps, but not necessary for Rebels

Fast start helps, but not necessary for Rebels

The Obion Central girls were more than good enough in the first quarter. The Rebel boys were a lot better when the first eight minutes were over.
Central swept away South Gibson County in a pair of District 13AA games Tuesday night at Medina as the Lady Rebels won 72-53 and the boys took an 81-69 decision.
In the opener, OC jumped out to a 27-0 lead by the end of the first period. Central’s boys, meanwhile, overcame a 21-17 deficit at the end of the first eight minutes with a 42-20 margin over the next two quarters.
OC’s girls are now 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the district, and the Rebels improve to 5-4 and 2-2. The Rebels will host Milan in a 13AA twinbill on Friday.
South Gibson is 5-4 and 2-3 in girls’ play, 4-5 and 1-4 on the boys’ side.
OC 72, South Gibson 53 (G)
Brandi Goodman scored 22 points, Paige Hicks added 13 and Shannon Wiggins pitched in 12 to pace the Lady Rebels, who also dominated on the boards with a 48-22 rebounding edge.
Ali McEwen added nine points for OC.
South Gibson stayed in the game with 3-point shooting, hitting 10 treys on the night. Anna Warren led the Lady Hornets with 21 points, knocking down six of those triples.
OC 81, South Gibson 69 (B)
After trailing by four at the end of the first period, the Rebels took a five-point, 41-36 lead into intermission.
Central then followed up that 24-15 margin in the second period by outscoring the Hornets 18-5 in the third frame.
Bryan Morris scored 17 points, Chandler Fussell added 12 and Joe Wiggins chipped in 11 points for the Rebels. Korben Hagan and Thomas Smith reached double digits in rebounding for Central.

Published in The Messenger 12.12.12

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