Rebels cruise past Pitkin
MIDLAND – It was vintage Midland basketball Friday night.
And while some in the gym chuckled when the Rebels took the court with their tight-fitting, throwback uniforms, it was no laughing matter once the Homecoming game got under way - certainly not to the visiting Pitkin Tigers.
The Rebels, 16-3, roared out to a 10-0 lead in the opening minutes and they never looked back, rolling to a 93-41 blowout and another victory.
Midland outscored the Tigers 25-11 in the opening frame, led 51-17 at the break and 78-28 heading into the final quarter.
With the reserves on the court for the final eight minutes, the Rebels outscored the Tigers 15-13.
All five Midland starters scored in double figures on the night. Miles Prejean led the way with 24 points while Colby Gantt had 20. B.J. Cormier followed with 14 points and Allen Fontenot and Michael Vincent each chipped in 13.
Andrew Hains also contributed, scoring six points while Alan Vondenstein had two and Michael Primeaux had one.
The Lady Rebels weren’t as fortunate in the opener, dropping a 60-44 decision to the Lady Tigers.
The Lady Rebels led for most of the first half before Pitkin took a 40-36 lead after the third quarter.
Pikin’s Megan Ford got hot in the final frame, scoring 12 of her game-high 22 points in the final eight minutes to lead the Lady Tigers on a 20-8 run.
Morgan Clement led Midland with 11 points while Carisa Richard and Haley Guidry each scored eight.
Courtney LeJeune followed with five points, Hannah Fremaux and Katie Woods each had four and Melody Hebert and Katie Primeaux each scored two.