Lady Rebs use big 4th to overcome in MLK game

The Turner County Lady Rebels took on the Hawkinsville Lady Red Devils on Monday afternoon at the Turner County Civic Center.  It was the first annual Martin Luther King Jr. Classic with teams from Calhoun County and Treutlen County also participating. 

The Lady Red Devils jumped out to a big early lead as the Lady Rebels were definitely not prepared for the strong attack from their opponent.  The Lady Rebels, who have only lost to Americus-Sumter and Calhoun County so far this season, trailed 32-17 at the half.  It was their largest halftime deficit of the season.

The Lady Rebels began the second half on a quick 7-0 run to trim the lead down to eight.  Both teams traded baskets throughout much of the quarter as Hawkinsville led 41-34 after three quarters.   They threatened to pull away in the fourth quarter as they built a double digit lead on three separate occasions.  But Tasha Kimble’s Lady Rebel squad battled back and with some easy transition buckets, they quickly got back into the game and wore down the visitors from Hawkinsville.  Pulling away late, they escaped with a hard fought 65-59 victory. Taylor Daniels, who recently returned from injury, had perhaps her strongest game of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds.  Brishuana “BB” Barnes also had a strong game with 19 points.

With the victory, the Lady Rebels improve to 17-2 overall and are ranked third overall in the newly released GHSA Class A power rankings for public schools.  Tonight, they get back into region play with a trip over to McRae to take on Telfair County.

 

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