Chambers Academy’s varsity girls picked up a very important area win last week over Cornerstone, but dropped a tough contest to rival Springwood on Saturday. The Lady Rebels moved to 5-8 on the season.
In the Cornerstone game on Thursday, what started out as a tight battle between two struggling offenses, turned into a runaway by the Lady Rebels. After scoring a combined nine points in the first quarter, the Rebels and Chargers found themselves tied at 11 at halftime.
But while Cornerstone continued to struggle getting points in the second half, the Rebels found a little spark. They opened the third quarter on a 16-0 run, more than doubling their points total. CA slowed down some over the final eight minutes, but by that time their lead was too much for Cornerstone to recover. Chambers would go on to win 33-17.
Baleigh Morgan and Deven Still were dominant under the basket for the Lady Rebels. Still finished with a double-double with 11 points and 19 rebounds. Morgan also had 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Heather Blackburn had nine points, five rebounds and four steals and Jessica Harmon scored four.
Against Springwood on the road Saturday, the Lady Rebels faced a deficit the entire game, and nearly pulled off a thrilling comeback. In the end, though, the Wildcats had an answer for everything CA threw their way and earned a 45-38 win.
Once again, Chambers started slowly and Springwood would capitalize, pulling out to a 22-13 halftime advantage. They were able to match every CA charge in the third quarter, leading by 10 heading to the fourth. Thanks to a solid night at the foul line, the Lady Rebels began chipping away at their deficit, but Springwood never let them get too close to challenge for the win.
In the physical game, Blackburn had a productive night, leading CA with 18 points. She got the majority of those at the foul line, finishing 10-of-11. Still scored 10 points and Morgan had six with nine rebounds. Harmon also chipped in four points in the loss.
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