Rebels make late run for win

Coosa Valley's Alex Nelson drives the lane for two of his 10 points in the Rebels' 59-47 win over SMCA Jan. 28. (Reporter photo/Mickel Ponthieux)

By MICKEL PONTHIEUX / Sports Reporter 

HARPERSVILLE – The Coosa Valley Rebels made a run to distance themselves in the fourth quarter to seal a 59-47 win over the South Montgomery County Academy Raiders Jan. 28.

The Rebels scored 16 points in the second quarter to take a 24-20 halftime lead after trailing 9-8 after the first.

The Raiders’ Colt Hicks led SMCA on a 7-2 run to take a 27-26 lead midway through the third quarter. Coosa Valley answered with a 9-2 run to take a 37-32 edge into the fourth.

The Rebels used defensive rebounds into points to break on an 11-2 run to take a 48-34 lead. SMCA made a short 5-0 run, but Coosa Valley was able to answer the Raiders’ baskets the rest of the game to claim the 59-47 win.

Ryan Carroll led Coosa Valley with 18 points. Allen Logan and Alex Nelson each scored 10 points for the Rebels.

Hicks and Chase Sanders led all scorers with 20 points each for the Raiders.