Lady Rebels to play for AISA Class AA Region 1 championship Saturday

Published 3:15 pm Friday, January 27, 2017

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The Lowndes Academy Lady Rebels will play for the championship and number one seed of Alabama Independent School Association (AISA) Class AA Region 1 basketball in the AISA Class AA Region 1 Basketball Tournament at Macon East Academy at 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Lowndes Academy Rebels (varsity boys) will play for the third seed of Class AA Region 1 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, also at Macon East.

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The Lady Rebels, who defeated the Autauga Academy Girls 51-43 at Macon East on Friday, Jan. 27, were led by Abby Ray with 19 points, Hannah Rogers with 12 points, Madolynn Headley with 11 points and Laiken Hussey with seven points.

The Lady Rebels will play the winner of the Macon East/Coosa Valley Academy game Saturday night.

Lady Rebels head basketball coach Jeff Lovell said of Friday’s action, “We played one of our most complete games of the year.” He said, “Our own goal was to win the rebound battle and we did that, and I think that was what really helped us. But it also helped that we had three (players) in double figures. So, we kind of shared the wealth there a little bit.”

Lovell said his team always focuses on defense and play really good defense, “and we did it without fouling.”

Saturday, the Lady Rebels will actually be playing for the number one seed of Class AA Region 1 in the AISA Elite Eight Basketball Tournament that will be played next Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at the Multiplex at Crampton Bowl.

The Lowndes Academy Rebels fell to Autauga Academy Friday at Macon East by a score of 65 to 42.

The Rebels were led by Wade Howard and Daniel Callaway with 13 points each and Jon Johnson and John Taylor with eight points each.

The Rebels will play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against the loser of the Macon East/Restoration game at Macon East for the third seed of AISA ClassAA Region 1 in the Elite Eight State Basketball Tournament to be played at the Multiplex at Crampton Bowl.