Eagles dominate Rebul

Published 12:06 pm Wednesday, January 12, 2011

About the only suspense Tuesday night for Porters Chapel was how many players would register in double figures.

The Eagles swamped outmanned Rebul Academy 73-25. PCA had six players score at least eight or more points.

Leading the way was Vicksburg High transfer Kawayne Gaston, The Eagles (7-5, 6-3) won for the third straight time with Gaston in uniform and now look forward to a Thursday night meeting with MAIS District 5-A leader University Christian School in Flowood.

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PCA coach E.J. Creel is anxious to see how her retooled team will step up against the Flames.

“We haven’t played anybody of their talent since the break,” Creel said. “Because we lost to Newton twice and lost here to University Christian by seven, we’re pretty much locked into being seeded third for the district tournament. Still, we’d love to get a win over University Christian. They’ve already beaten Newton by 10.”

Gaston is looking forward to the challenge as well.

“I feel like I’m getting better suited with these guys,” Gaston said. “I couldn’t ask to play with a better group of guys. I was looking more to pass the ball because I wanted the guys to get their shots.”

Gaston was on pace for a triple-double in the first half with 15 points, seven steals and five assists. But with the Eagles up 43-13 at the half, Creel dialed back the attack and the game clock ran freely in the second half.

Gaston finished with 19 points, seven steals, seven rebounds and five assists.

PCA’s Ted Brisco produced a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Regular point guard Peter Harris was a late arrival, but still managed 12 points and five rebounds off the bench.

Jake Boyd added 10 points, five steals and four rebounds while Matt Warren had nine points and Talbot Buys chipped in eight.

Rebul was done in by 26 turnovers. Sixteen came in the first half against simple man-to-man pressure by the Eagles.

“We played a good defensive game, first half for sure,” Creel said. “With the lead, we were able to play all the kids and we were able to get up and down the floor a good bit.”

PCA took 64 shots and made 29. Rebul was held to just nine made field goals. Cody Gray led the Raiders with 10 points.

(G) Rebul 54, PCA 20

Rebul (8-5) got 21 points from Mikala Boyd to cruise past PCA. Boyd scored 13 points in the first half as the Lady Raiders took a 36-9 lead. Jessica McGuffie added 10 points for Rebul.

PCA (1-13, 1-8) was led by Claire Mims with seven points.