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Written by Greg Price
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 16:09
W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team enjoyed its Christmas break by winning the consolation final of a tournament at Kate Andrews on the Dec. 22 weekend.
The consolation final proved a battle that was tied after three quarters as the Rebels upended Magrath Pandas 54-51.
“We scored 17 points in the fourth quarter which is a good thing for us, especially when the game is on the line when it was tight like that,” said Kendon Bennett, head coach of the W.R. Myers varsity girls basketball team.
Courtney Moser stepped up by sinking four threes from beyond the arc on the way to 18 points to lead the Rebels. Gabby Bertoia had 16 points and Kelly Hansen chipped in nine points.
“We won two out of three. We are still struggling to be as efficient and clean as we want to play with turnovers and missing easy shots. But, hopefully that will come along,” said Bennett.
“The important thing is we won two games with our effort and we were competitive in the third one.”
Rebels girls made the consolation final by dispatching Picture Butte in a 39-33 low-scoring affair.
“We were up by 15 in the last four or five minutes and I decided we should practice using some clock. But it backfired and we never scored again,” said Bennett with a chuckle.
“They quit attacking all together and were turning the ball over. They made three threes and were able to cut it (the lead) to six. Defensively we played quite well.”
Kelsie Wood had 13 points and Moser and Lauren Peterson each chipped in nine points apiece.
The Rebels were pushed to the consolation side of the bracket with a tough opening game against Immanuel Christian in a 57-45 loss.
“I think they were ranked number one (in the province) for 2A. We had a really good game where we played well. They beat us by one point in the first quarter, three points in the second quarter, one point in the third quarter and then seven in the fourth quarter,” said Bennett.
“It was a good close game where they got an extra basket here and there.”
Samantha Terry had 14 points in the loss and Bertoia chipped in eight points.
“The scorers were pretty well rounded,” said Bennett.
“We had quite a few who contributed. We just didn’t score enough and they had a couple of girls we had a hard time stopping.”
W.R. Myers Rebels varsity girls basketball team does not return to league action until Jan. 9 against Chinook at home. Junior varsity tips off at 6 p.m. with varsity to follow at 8 p.m. approximately.
The Rebels girls are then off to play in a Brooks tournament Dec. 11-12.