By Greg Price
W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team were in tough earlier this month at a tournament in Wetaskiwin, dropping all three of its three games in the process.
“We knew this was a very competitive tournament. Seven of the eight teams were ranked in the top 10 provincially and with us going in down a couple players, we had our hands full. With the week off school, we hadn’t been together as a team for over a week. We were a little rusty,” said Kenney Wood, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team. The Rebels games included a 50-40 loss to Moriniville Wolves. Abby Wood had 12 points to go with 22 rebounds.
The team followed up with a 60-45 loss to St. Peter.
Wood had another double double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Hayley Jones had 10 points and 11 rebounds.
The Rebels finished things off with an 88-64 loss to Strathcona Christian Eagles. Halle Johnson had 18 points and Emily Hoyt chipped in 13 points. Abby Wood had another 10 points and 11 rebounds.
“Most of the team struggled to find their scoring touch and in the first and second game we just couldn’t put enough points up to win. Defensively, we played well holding the other teams to 50 and 60. In our final game the girls ran out of gas. Eight players get worn out in a tournament,” said Wood. “Marty and I were impressed the team played hard right to the end and never gave up. We have a couple weeks of league play left and then into zones and hopefully provincials. We are all looking forward to our version March Madness and look to be playing our best basketball then.”
Rebels travel to LCI in Lethbridge today and then host Catholic Central on Friday, with junior varsity at 6 p.m. with varsity to follow at 7:45 p.m. The busy week concludes with a road game against Chinook on Saturday.