By Ashley Oliver
The Chambers Academy Lady Rebels basketball teams started the season last week participating in a tournament held at Northside Methodist in Dothan. The 2 day tournament featured both JV and Varsity team play. On the first day of play both teams faced Northside. The varsity Rebels fell short 50-19 with Britten Stephens leading in points with 5. Lizzie Keebler and Shelly Keebler each scored 4 points and Tori Harmon and Tate Reese each scored 3 in the Loss. Head Coach, Brandi Fuller, commented “We lost to a very good, talented and big 3A team. We just could not compete with them.” The JV ladies also suffered defeat to the Knights of Northside but only by a small 24-21 margin. Britten Stephens led in points with 10. Brandalon Rombokas scored 9 and AJ Sorrells scored 2. Stephens also led in Rebounds with 4 and Sorrells had 3. Coach Fuller stated “We played okay for the first game. We just couldn’t pull ahead”.
The second day of tournament played proved successful for both Rebel teams with the varsity winning 41-28. Tori Harmon led the ladies in points with 8 followed by Lizzie Keebler with 7. Tate Reese added 6 points. Shelly Keebler and Audra Slay each scored 3 points and Mattie Reese and Lindsey Fuller scored 2 each. Audra Slay had 5 steals in the win. Tate Reese and Shelly Keebler led in rebounds with 6 each. Tori Harmon and Britten Stephens each had 5.
Coach Fuller stated that Lizzie Keebler Played exceptionally well and was chosen for the All-Tournament team. “She was able to run the floor and score off fast breaks”. The JV girls defeated Pike Liberal Arts by a score of 36-23. Britten Stephens led with 12 points. Lindsey Fuller added 10 points. AJ Sorrells scored 8. Natalie Lovelace scored 4 and Mattie Reese scored 2 points in the win. Stephens had 4 steals and Fuller had 3. Sorrells led the team in rebounds with 13 followed by Stephens with 5.
Coach Fuller stated “We played well against a bigger team. We had 2 players that scored in double digits.” Britten Stephens was named to the All-Tournament Team for JV. Both teams are 1-1 for the season.