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Bears pick up sweep of Rebels

Published 6:41pm Thursday, January 13, 2011

Edward Bell’s Akeem Holloway buried a 3-pointer with four seconds left in Camp Hill on Wednesday to give the Bears a 60-59 win over Reeltown.

Trailing by two in the final minute, Edward Bell missed a shot with around 30 seconds to play and fouled the Rebels after they secured the rebound.

Reeltown missed both free throws, but got the offensive board and earned two more foul shots. However, both were once again no good, and Edward Bell gained possession and called a timeout with eight seconds to go.

“We had a play set up to try to get Eddie Webb the ball off of a double screen,” Bear head coach Mitch Joiner said. “But, they denied him the ball, so Akeem got it. He bobbled it a little, re-gained it and knocked down a big shot.

“We’ve had a lot of bounces not go our way, so it was good to see us finally get a break.”

Webb knocked down four triples and closed with 18 points to lead the Bears (4-10). Kiunte Dowdell posted a double-double with 12 points and 18 rebounds.

D.J. Black had nine, and Holloway and Chris Black (6 of 6 on free throws) closed with eight.

Reeltown battled back from a seven-point first-quarter deficit to make it 23-23 at half. It was a one-point contest in favor of Edward Bell after three periods.

Ki-Shawn Powell’s 22 points paced the Rebels (9-4). Milton Chambliss was in double figures with 15, and Shaquille Roberson had eight.

Reeltown defeated Edward Bell 76-66 earlier in the year behind 12 made 3-pointers. The Rebels connected on just six on Wednesday, which Joiner said was due to better play in a 3-2 zone by his team.

The Bears were 14 of 18 from the line, and RHS was 15 of 25.

In the girls game, the Lady Bears improved to 9-3 with a 56-39 win. EBHS sprinted out to a 12-4 lead after eight minutes, and the advantage was 15 at half.

Desharte Edwards (16), Natalie Copeland (15) and Kierra Billingsley (11) led EBHS in scoring. LaQuashous Stowes added eight for the Lady Bears, who are 3-0 against Reeltown this season.

“The game was a little closer than the score,” coach Nancy Shealey said. “They made a run in the third quarter, but we were able to get a burst in the fourth to stay ahead.

“I like where we’re at, but we need to continue to get stronger. The (upcoming) Notasulga game will be important for us in the area.”

Both EBHS teams will begin a stretch in which four of five games will be Class 1A, Area  6 match-ups following tonight’s tilt at Horseshoe Bend, which starts at 6 p.m.

The Lady Bears are 2-1 in the area, while the boys are 1-2.

The Lady Rebels fell to 3-10 with the loss. Reeltown got 13 points each from Tersiera Brooks and Maya O’Neal. Freshman guard JaQuita O’Neal chipped in five.

Both teams had Tuesday games canceled this week. Reeltown was scheduled to face Loachapoka, and Edward Bell was slated to travel to Beulah. Neither has been rescheduled.

Reeltown hosts LaFayette tonight and Horseshoe Bend on Saturday.

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