|Rebels boys fade against Cougars|
|Local Content - Local Sports|
|Written by Greg Price|
|Wednesday, 23 January 2013 20:55|
Games can change in an instant.
The W.R. Myers Rebels varsity boys basketball team found that out the hard way in its league game against Catholic Central Cougars last Thursday in an 81-63 home loss.
Playing catch up with an injury-depleted lineup all game long, the Rebels were able to tie it up 58-58 with approximately 4:50 left in the fourth quarter when the bottom fell out.
“They just got hot where there was a stretch there where I think they hit four threes in like a minute-and-a-half and we couldn’t catch a break,” said Greg Bowes, head coach of the W.R. Myers Rebels varsity boys basketball team. “It was an ugly few minutes where the game got away from us fast and they built a 20-point lead. Everything was going down for them and we didn’t shoot the ball very well.”
Tom Johnson scored a team-high 20 points for the Rebels who got 18 from Nathan Bennett and 11 from Jordan Olsen.
The Rebels have had a few people off the roster now for nearly a month battling injury so the upcoming layoff from the hardcourt will be a welcome one with the school exam break.
The Rebels do not return to competition until its home tournament of the Rebel Classic on the Feb. 1 weekend and league play until a Feb. 8 road game against the Medicine Hat Mohawks.
“It’s going to be a nice little break to see if we can get healthy which is what we need,” said Bowes.
The junior varsity Rebels basketball team is in a tournament in Milk River this weekend.