Rebels Down Trojans
January 10, 2012 saw the Rebels travel to State Center to take on the Trojans of West Marshall in their brand new middle school gymnasium.
The first quarter saw the Rebels jump out early to take a 15-4 advantage. During second quarter play the Rebels continued to score as we kept a sizeable 26-8 lead going into the locker room for halftime.
Beginning third quarter action the young Rebels kept the pace while expanding the lead to a 44-14 score fourth quarter. Court time let the Rebels work on their half court game while trying to get everyone in the scoring column. When the buzzer sounded, the Rebels prevailed with a 56-21 win.
The following Rebels scored for the evening:
Tyler Pierce-5 pts., Erik Knaack-2 pts., Joe Smoldt-30 pts., Matt Roeding-9 pts., Alex Tscherter-4 pts., Thomas Mussig-6 pts.
Rebels Come Back Against Cougars
Winter finally arrived on January 12, 2012, as the Rebels fought the wind as we traveled north to Wellsburg to take on the AGWSR Cougars.
The Rebels found out early that we were to have our hands full as we faced a very good and bigger team. Not accustomed to falling behind, the Rebels were just that as we got behind 9-5 after the first quarter. Both teams traded baskets throughout much of the second quarter as the Rebels hit three-3 pointers to close the gap by 21-19.
Coming out for the third quarter the Rebels were determined to keep it close and make the adjustments. The third quarter came to a close with a 26-22 deficit. The Rebels started the fourth quarter with a mission to shut down their inside game while trying to get the lead for the first time. Defense and free throws saw the Rebels go ahead and take an exciting 36-31 comeback win over the Cougars.
Scoring in the win were the following Rebels: Tyler Pierce-3 pts., Parker Bown-2 pts., Erik Knaack-2 pts., Joe Smoldt-25 pts., Matt Roeding-4 pts.