By Ashley Oliver
The CA Rebels started last week’s basketball games against Marengo in the Elite 8 series. CA defeated Marengo by a score of 47 to 32 to advance to the final 4. Leading the Rebels against Marengo was Freshman, Payton Allen, with 18 points scored. Rodriguez Dark followed with 11 points and Colton Hand scored 8.
Other scorers for the Rebels were CJ Lyons, Blake Sheppard, Joshua Holliday and Braxton Allen. Lyons, Sheppard and Payton Allen led in rebounds with 8 each.
The Rebel’s basketball season came to an end Friday as the boys faced a familiar foe, Evangel in the 1A final 4 state basketball tournament. Evangel, who defeated the Rebels twice during the regular season won by a score of 52-33. The Rebels held their own against Evangel, tied at 18 at the half. Unfortunately for the Rebels, Evangel had new life in the second half. Leading the Rebels offensively was Colton Hand, scoring a team high 11 points. CJ Lyons followed with 8 points. Also scoring for the Rebels were Blake Sheppard, Payton Allen, Jake Waldrop and Braxton Allen. Sheppard and Lyons each pulled down 5 rebounds and Payton Allen had 4.