The No. 5 Chambers Rebels continued their dominant run last week, winning three games and improving to 16-1 on the year. The wins over Coosa Valley, Edgewood and Ashford upped the Rebels’ win streak to six games and they remained undefeated in area play.
Chambers started the week with a convincing win over Coosa Valley on Monday, 67-45. The game stayed tight through the first quarter, but CA outscored CVA 18-6 in the second quarter to take a 15-point halftime advantage. Coosa Valley never got closer than that in the second half, as the Rebels eased to the win.
Chambers’ offensive attack was well balanced, with four players scoring in double digits. Demetrius Lemon led the way with 18 points, while Quadarius Tinsley had 13 and four steals. Tay Henry scored 12 and had eight rebounds and four steals, and Cord Dodgen finished with 11 points.
The Rebels’ toughest contest of the week came against Edgewood on Tuesday. Chambers battled back from an early deficit to get a 47-45 win.
It was the lowest scoring output of the year for CA, as they struggled in the first half, falling behind 24-15 at halftime. They surged to the lead in the third, however, on the heels of a 20-8 run, but the Wildcats wouldn’t quit. Chambers had a comfortable lead in the closing minute of the game, but missed critical free throws as the game neared the end. Edgewood had one final chance, as they were down by three and went to the line after a foul to shoot three as time expired. The first was good, but the second came up short giving CA the win.
Henry led the way on this night with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Dodgen scored 10 and Lemon had seven.
Chambers made a statement on Friday, as they returned to their high scoring ways to topple the defending 1A state champs Ashford, 73-46.
The Rebels were aggressive right from the start, scoring 25 in the first quarter and leading 44-22 at the half. They didn’t slow down in the third quarter and built a 30-point lead, allowing a continuous clock in the fourth quarter.
Lemon was dominant with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Q. Tinsley had 14 and Dodgen scored 12.
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