“There were many lead changes and very little point spread throughout the entire game. It was great for the boys to play in a game like that. It allows for us coaches to get a good assessment of what we do well and what we need to work on when we play in a challenging game,” said Greg Bowes, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity boys basketball team.
Tom Johnson hit the game winner in stylish fashion, picking off a pass before taking the ball the length of the court, wrapping the ball around his back to avoid a defender and finishing with a runner in the lane. Johnson would finish with a team-high 28 points.
In the first round of the tournament, the Rebels defeated Coaldale Christian 101-43, led by Ryan Hansen’s 21 points. In the semi-final the Rebels faced host Kate Andrews and won easily 86-56. Dennis Campbell and Nathan Bennett each had 18 points to lead the way.
“We are still undefeated for the season with a perfect 9-0 record. It has been a solid start to our season but there’s a lot of season left and it’s obvious from the sideline that we have to get better in a few areas,” said Bowes. “Lately it seems the boys have lost a little of their motivation and competitive edge, but I’m hoping that by taking a little break over the holidays we’ll be able to come back rejuvenated and ready to work hard again.”
The Rebels traveled to McCoy on Tuesday in league play with results unavailable at press time.