Midland claims tournament title

BELL CITY – The Midland Rebels remained perfect over the weekend, running their record to 7-0 with a three-game sweep at the Bell City Tournament.

The Rebels opened the tournament with a 63-32 victory over Grand Lake before topping Hathaway, 69-37, in the semifinals.

In the championship game Saturday evening, Midland jumped out to an early lead but had to hold on in the end to take a 77-75 victory over Centerville.

The Rebels went on a 16-5 run in the first four minutes of the contest and took a 23-13 advantage at the end of the first quarter.

However, Midland went cold from the floor in the second quarter, allowing Centerville to take a 32-30 lead before B.J. Cormier’s 3-pointer right before the half put the Rebels back in front. The Rebels hit just four shots in the frame.

The Rebels went on another run in the third quarter, outscoring the Tigers 27-19 behind 12 points from Miles Prejean and nine from Cormier.

Midland led by as many as nine in the fourth before Centerville cut the advantage to 77-73 with nine seconds remaining. The Tigers recorded a steal and hit a layup just before the final horn to account for the final score.

Prejean paced the Rebels all weekend long, scoring 72 points in the three games while Cormier and Colby Gantt each had 48.

Michael Vincent followed with 11 points while Andrew Hains and Allen Fontenot each scored 10.

Also contributing were Darren Arceneaux with three points, Chase Vincent and Alan Vondenstein with two each and Michael Primeaux with one.

The Rebels will be in action again tonight when they travel to Northside Chrisitan for a 7 o’clock contest

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