Midland Rebels, Lady Rebels log impressive victories
FAIRVIEW – It may be early in the season, but the Midland Rebels have already earned a bit of revenge on the hardwood.
The Rebels (2-0) picked up a pair of victories in the Fairview Tournament last week, their most impressive on Friday when they rallied from a 14-point deficit to upend Simsboro, 52-49.
Simsboro, the team that knocked the Rebels out of the 2012 playoffs in the Class B quarterfinals, took a 30-16 lead heading into the break and looked to have total control of the contest.
The Rebels, however, had other ideas.
Randy Primeaux and Jake Gautreaux combined for 13 points in the third quarter to lead a rally that cut the Tigers’ advantage to 39-35 going into the final stanza.
Primeaux hit a pair of free throws late in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 48-48 before the Tigers took their final lead of the game on a free throw seconds later.
The Tigers missed the second free throw attempt and Primeaux followed up with a basket to give the Rebels a 50-49 advantage. Devin Gautreaux then recorded a defensive rebound and Gautreaux canned another jumper.
The Tigers had one last chance to tie the game, but their attempt at a 3-pointer rimmed out and Gautreaux pulled down the rebound to seal the victory.
Primeaux and Gautreaux paced the Rebels with 20 and 13 points, respectively. Darren Arceneaux followed with nine points and Nick Primeaux had six. Devin Gautreaux and Dylan Boudreaux each finished with two points.
In the opener on Thursday, the Rebels cruised to a 70-44 victory over Plainview.
Jake Gautreaux had the hot hand in that game with 22 points while Arceneaux pitched in 20. Devin Gautreaux added 13 points, Nick Primeax had five, Randy Primeaux had three, Dagan Patin, Dylan Boudreaux and Traven Guidry each scored two and Floyd Baker finished with one.
The Lady Rebels also picked up a pair of victories in the tournament. They defeated Plainview, 43-42, in the opener and then picked up a 43-40 victory over Simsboro.
Kristen Breaux led the charge against Plainview with 17 points. Katie Woods and Brooke Comeaux each added six points and Nicole Kraut and Elizabeth Istre each added four. Tori Craigen, Macy Hoffpauir and Bethany LeJeune round out the scoring with two points each.
Kraut paced the Lady Rebels in the victory over Simsboro with 18 points and Breaux pitched in 17. LeJeune added seven points while Comeaux and Istre each scored two.
Both the Lady Rebels and Rebels will be in action again tonight when they play host to Fairview in their home opener. The jayvee contest is slated for 5:30 p.m. with the two varsity contests to follow.