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High School Basketball

McKenzie Sweeps Lexington

Posted 12/24/19

LEXINGTON (December 14) — McKenzie traveled to Lexington High School Saturday for a pair of non-district basketball contests. Both McKenzie squads overcame early deficits to come home with a …

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High School Basketball

McKenzie Sweeps Lexington

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LEXINGTON (December 14) — McKenzie traveled to Lexington High School Saturday for a pair of non-district basketball contests. Both McKenzie squads overcame early deficits to come home with a sweep.

The Lady Rebels were dominant in the second and third quarters to claim a 37-26 victory.

The Rebels fought to tie the game after three quarters, then controlled the final frame for a 50-40 win.

McKenzie Lady Rebels 37, Lexington Lady Tigers 26

The Lady Tigers jumped out to a 12-7 lead after the opening frame, led by Sarah Simmons with seven points, including a three-pointer. Haley Scott also hit a three, and Makayla Herndon had a pair. Lady Rebels Dani Dyer, Lilly Bennett and Anna Callahan each had a pair, and Shelby Davis hit a free throw.

McKenzie took the lead with a 12-5 advantage in the second quarter, led by Camille Travis with five points, including a three. Dani Dyer scored three points, and Davis and Callahan each added a pair. Simmons hit a three for Lexington, and Herndon added a pair. At the half, McKenzie led 19-17.

The Lady Rebels pulled away with a 10-2 tilt in the third, led by Dyer with five points. Travis hit a three, and Kylie Reynolds had a pair. Herndon scored the Lady Tigers’ two points. Entering the final frame, the Lady Rebels led 29-19.

McKenzie sealed the win with an 8-7 edge in the fourth, led by Bennett with four points. Dyer and Briley Auvenshine each had a pair. Simmons hit another three for Lexington, and Herndon and Diamond Holland each had a pair.

Lady Tiger Sarah Simmons led all scorers with 13 points, including a trio of three-pointers.

Dani Dyer led the Lady Rebels with 12 points.

Rebels 50, Tigers 40

Lexington had a 13-7 lead after the first frame, led by Justin Russell with nine points on a trio of three-pointers. Tanner Neisler scored four points. Nate Whitsell led McKenzie with five points, including a three. Lazarick Hill had a pair.

The Rebels cut into the deficit with a 14-12 edge in the second quarter, led by Lucas King with seven points. Caleb Gill hit a three, and Lane Horton also had three points. Hill hit a free throw. Tiger Rodarius Transor scored seven points, Russell hit a three, and Wyatt Davis had a pair. At the half, Lexington led 25-21.

McKenzie had an 11-7 tilt in the third to tie things up, led by Micah Austin with three points. King, Hill, Horton and Gill each added a pair. Neisler scored four for the Tigers, and Matthew Reeves hit a three. Heading into the final frame, the game was knotted at 32-32.

The Rebels took the win with an 18-8 advantage in the fourth, led by Hill with 14 points, including a three-pointer. Austin scored four points. Transor led Lexington with four points, and Neisler and Caleb Gordon each had a pair.

Rebel Lucas King led all scorers with 19 points, including a three. Lucas King scored nine.

Justin Russell led the Tigers with a dozen points on four three-pointers. Rodarius Transor scored eleven points, and Tanner Neisler had ten.

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