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MCKENZIE (January 29) — McKenzie’s basketball teams played host to Bruceton last Tuesday in the last home game for the Lady Rebels. The Rebels played host to Natchez Trace Academy last …
MCKENZIE (January 29) — McKenzie’s basketball teams played host to Bruceton last Tuesday in the last home game for the Lady Rebels. The Rebels played host to Natchez Trace Academy last Thursday. (See related story).
McKenzie 59, Bruceton 26
The Lady Rebels opened up the game with a 9-0 run before the Lady Tigers got any points and cruised to a 25-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. Camille Travis scored 9 points including a pair of three-pointers while Shelby Davis also hit a pair of three-pointers to add 6 points in the period.
McKenzie outscored Bruceton 16-6 in the second period to open the score to 43-8 by halftime. Scoring was pretty balanced with six Lady Rebels scoring during the period.
The third and fourth periods were short with a running clock in both periods and both teams played younger players.
The Lady Rebels outscored Bruceton 9-8 in the third period to lead 52-16 headed into the final period. The Lady Tigers outscored McKenzie 10-7 in the final period but the Lady Rebels posted a 59-26 district win.
Shelby Davis led McKenzie with 12 points including four three-pointers followed by Camille Travis with 11 points also including a pair of three-pointers. Dani Dyer and Lilly Bennett added 9 points and 8 points respectively for McKenzie. Savannah Nesbitt had 5 points while Mikayla Gill, Isabella Colotta, and Anna Callahan all chipped in 2 points each for the Lady Rebels.
The Lady Tigers were led by Laegen Binkley and Malorie Clements with 10 points and 9 points respectively. Kaitlyn French added a three-pointer while Savionna Foster and Amya McNeal chipped in 2 points each for Bruceton.
McKenzie 56, Bruceton 39
Both boys teams got off to a slow start with the Rebels leading the Tigers 2-1 after the first two minutes of the game. McKenzie started heating up going on a 15-0 run the remainder of the period to lead 17-1 at the end of the first period.
Bruceton was held to no baskets in the first period. Ben Austin had 9 points to lead the Rebels.
During the second period, the Tigers heated up scoring 11 points to match McKenzie’s 11 points for the period but the Rebels went into the half leading 28-12.
Points were hard to come by for Bruceton as the Rebels outscored them in the third period to lead 40-23 headed into the final period. Both teams scored 16 points each in the final period but it was the Rebels taking the 56-39 district win. Talk about balanced scoring leading the Rebels, Ben Austin, Lucas King, and Lazarick Hill all led McKenzie with 14 points each. Nate Whitsell added 8 points while Evan Jarrett and Caleb Gill chipped in 4 points and 2 points respectively.
Bruceton was led by Nick Zuro with 18 points while Gage Lowry and Trent Taylor added 4 points each. Mason Binkley and Thomas Crews had three points each for the Tigers.