Turner boys fall to Crisp, Lady Rebs 3-0

The Turner County Rebels and Lady Rebels had their home opener for basketball Friday night at the Turner County Civic Center. They had opened their season Tuesday night against Telfair County in McRae with the girls winning and the boys being upset by the Trojans. 

As for Friday night, both teams would be hosting Crisp County. The Lady Rebels got off to a strong start in the first half as they jumped out to a 33-19 over their neighbors from Cordele. Mylashia Yancey had 12 points in the first half. Yancey, who is a four year starter for the Lady Rebels, has now crossed 1,500 points for her career.
Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

The second half was more of the same as the Lady Rebels are trying to find other ways to score and move the basketball when Yancey isn’t involved. For this game, it worked as the Lady Rebels cruised to an easy 64-42 victory. Yancey finished with a game high 24 points. Also scoring in double figures was Zakiyah Office with 12 points and Zariah Office with 10 points. Yancey was honored during the game by the school for her scoring accomplishment.

In the boys game, the Rebels and the Cougars battled in a game that was intense from the start. The Rebels held a 25-22 lead at the half and a slim 37-35 lead after three quarters before a back and forth fourth quarter. Both teams found their touch from behind the arc but to the credit, the visiting Cougars made enough plays down the stretch to escape Ashburn with a 65-59 victory.

Photo: Jessica Peters/SGSN

Junior Tamorrion Terry finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds. Senior DeAndre Pierce finished with 13 points.

The Rebels (1-2) and Lady Rebels (3-0) are supposed to take on Clinch County Tuesday night but with the Panthers still having football practice due to the, playing for the state championship Friday, that game is likely to be postponed. They will also be back in action Friday night in Rochelle against Wilcox County.

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