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High School Basketball

McKenzie Splits Wins at Lexington to Open Season

By brad Sam brad@mckenziebanner.com
Posted 12/2/20

LEXINGTON (November 17) — The McKenzie High School basketball teams opened the season on the road Tuesday at Lexington High School. Lady Rebel freshman Savannah Davis made a statement with 27 …

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High School Basketball

McKenzie Splits Wins at Lexington to Open Season

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LEXINGTON (November 17) — The McKenzie High School basketball teams opened the season on the road Tuesday at Lexington High School. Lady Rebel freshman Savannah Davis made a statement with 27 points to lead her team to a 56-54 win. The Rebels, playing without a full roster due to football, fell 55-43 to the Tigers.

Lady Rebels 56, Lady Tigers 54

The Lady Rebels jumped out to a 17-12 lead after the opening frame, led by Savannah Davis with 15 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Dani Dyer had a pair. MaKayla Herndon and Sarah Simmons led Lexington with four points each, and Candace Butler and Kylie Waldrup each had a pair.

McKenzie added to the lead with a 23-13 advantage in the second quarter, led by Davis with ten, including a three. Lilly Bennett scored nine points, and Kylie Reynolds had four. Simmons and Butler each scored four for the Lady Tigers, Simmons with a three. Herndon and Diamond Holland each had a pair, and Waldrup hit a free throw. At the half, the Lady Rebels led 40-25.

Lexington cut into the deficit with a 19-9 tilt in the third, led by Holland with 14 points, including four three-pointers. Herndon scored three points, and Emily Corbitt had a pair. Bennett hit a three for McKenzie, and Reynolds also scored three points. Davis added a pair, and Anna Callahan hit a free throw. Entering the final frame, the Lady Rebels led 49-44.

The Lady Tigers had a 10-7 edge in the fourth, led by Corbitt with six points. Simmons scored four. Bennett had four points for McKenzie, Briley Auvenshine had a pair, and Savannah Nesbitt hit a free throw.

Lady Rebel Savannah Davis led all scorers with 27 points, including a trio of three-pointers. Lilly Bennett scored 16 with a three.

Diamond Holland led Lexington with 16 points, including four three-pointers. Sarah Simmons scored a dozen with a three.

Tigers 55, Rebels 43

Lexington had a 15-13 lead after the first frame, led by Tristin Roberts with eleven points. Wyatt Davis and Tanner Neisler each had a pair. Bryson Steele led McKenzie with nine points, including a three-pointer. Jaden Currie and Johnathan Moore each had a pair.

The Tigers added to the lead with a 12-8 advantage in the second quarter. Lucas Wilkinson hit a three, and Michael Leslie also scored three points. Rodarius Transor, Aiden Valle and Devin Bryant each had a pair. Moore led the Rebels with three points. Steele and Christopher Beck each had a pair. At the half, the Tigers led 27-21.

Lexington had a 16-11 tilt in the third, led by Wilkinson with six points on a pair of threes. Leslie scored five with a three, Bryant had three points, and Transor added a pair. Moore led McKenzie with five points, including a three. Currie also hit a three-pointer, and Elijah Seivers also scored three points. Heading into the final frame, Lexington led 43-32.

The Tigers capped the win with a 12-11 edge in the fourth, led by Davis with five points, including a three. Neisler, Roberts and Wilkinson each added a pair, and Leslie hit a freebie. Moore led the Rebels with seven points, including a three, and Zayden McCaslin had four points.

Rebel Johnathan Moore led all scorers with 18 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Bryson Steele scored eleven with a three.

Tristin Roberts led Lexington with 13 points. Lucas Wilkinson scored eleven with a trio of three-pointers.

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