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Rebels girls split games

Posted on January 31, 2018 by Taber Times

By Greg Price
Taber Times

W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team split its pair of Southern Alberta High School Girls Basketball League games this past week as the squad heads into its Rebels Classic home tournament.

Friday’s tilt was a 67-55 loss to Cardston Cougars on the road.

“We came out really slow and couldn’t get going offensively. We were down only by four after the first quarter, but our poor shooting continued the rest of the game and we could never catch up,” said Kenney Wood, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team. “We only had one player score in double digits and when that happens, it’s pretty tough to get a win.”

Kitawna Sparks poured in 26 points to go with 10 rebounds.

The Rebels managed to bounce back with an 82-48 win over Chinook Coyotes as the Coyotes remain the only winless league team on the season.

“We came out quite tough defensively and held the Coyotes to only seven points in the first quarter. By the end of the second quarter, we had the game well in hand,” said Wood. “Everyone got on the scoresheet and played some pretty good minutes. We are still working out a few things with our offence, but it’s getting better.”

Reagan Bailey went off for a team-high 24 points as a sharp shooter.

“She was outstanding, where she made eight three-point shots in the game. We told her whatever she ate for breakfast and lunch, that she needs to eat that every game day,” said Woods.

Sparks hit for 22 points and Austen Robbins added 13.

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