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Rebels girls lose OT heartbreaker against Cougars

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Taber Times

By Greg Price
Taber Times
gprice@tabertimes.com

W.R. Myers varsity girls basketball team had a tough week of Southern Alberta High School Girls Basketball League play, suffering two losses.

The Rebels had an uphill battle in its home game last Monday against Catholic Central Cougars, down by 13 after the first quarter and three at the half. But after that, the Rebels battled back and forth the rest of the game in regulation, with Austen Robbins scoring a last-second basket from beyond the arc to send the contest into overtime. Alas, the Rebels could not continue the momentum and lost by four points in the extra frame.

Kitawna Sparks had a monster double-double, registering 32 points and 15 rebounds. Lauren Steed also pulled off the double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Robbins ended the game with 18 points.

The team then traveled to LCI on Jan. 17 where a strong first half was undone with a disastrous third quarter.

“The third quarter we found ourselves scrambling to advance the ball, resulting in turnovers that the other team converted on. The major damage was done by the end of the third as we fell behind by 27,” said Brandon Bullock, assistant coach with the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team which was tied at half.

In the 95-64 loss, Sparks had 21 points and 14 rebounds. Robbins had 11 points and Steed had 10. Dani Wright hauled in 10 rebounds.

W.R. Myers Rebels girls hit the road on Friday with a game against Cardston Cougars. The Squad returns home with a varsity match only against Chinook on Saturday at 3 p.m. The team then hits the road on Jan. 31 against Medicine Hat Kwahommies.

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