Rebels unable to overcome Montgomery Academy latePublished 10:28am Thursday, January 16, 2014
A fast start was derailed by one eight-minute stretch, as Reeltown came up short in a razor-thin loss to Montgomery Academy this past Tuesday.
The Rebels lost 55-53, falling to 6-4 (1-2 in region) on the season. Bradley McKeithen and Ed Carraker led the Rebels with 10 points each.
Reeltown comfortably held the advantage on the scoreboard during the first half, as 17 points in each period left the Rebels ahead 34-26 at intermission.
The Rebels’ designs on a win fell apart in the third quarter, as a 16-7 quarter by Montgomery Academy flipped the advantage in favor of the Eagles heading into the fourth.
Montgomery Academy led 42-41 at that point, and Reeltown wasn’t quite able to match the Eagles point for point, leading to the team’s second-straight defeat.
Top players D’angelo Dancy and Ariko Stewart were frigid from the field all game long.
Dancy and Stewart each went 1-for-8 shooting and combined for only eight points (Dancy scored six).
Stewart added six boards and five steals.
Despite the lack of offense, Dancy was a force on the glass, pulling down 11 boards for the Rebels.
Carraker recorded a double-double, snagging 10 rebounds to go along with his 10 points.
McKeithen notched five boards and two blocked shots during the game.
C.J. Bell and Deonta Canady each scored nine points, with Canady doing all of his damage from three-point range.
As a team, the Rebels struggled from inside the three-point range, only making 38 percent of their two point field goals.
The Rebels will attempt to rebound when they face Loachapoka on Thursday.