Porters Chapel romps past Rebul

Published 11:26 am Friday, January 13, 2012

Even without one of its top players, and with two others nursing sore ankles, Porters Chapel Academy’s train keeps rolling along.

Ted Brisco scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the first half, Talbot Buys had 14 of his 16 points in the second, and the Eagles routed Rebul Academy 64-15 Thursday night.

The win kept PCA (13-2, 11-0) undefeated in District 5-A, even as it works through a late-season injury bug. Alton Burden missed Thursday’s game with a sprained ankle, and Brisco and point guard Peter Harris also rolled their ankles in games last week.

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Despite that, the Eagles crept out to a 14-2 lead over Rebul by the end of the first quarter, led by 21 points at halftime and outscored the Raiders 24-5 in the third quarter before cruising in the fourth.

Collin Smith led Rebul with five points. Kawayne Gaston had 13 points for PCA — nine coming on three 3-pointers — and P.J. Lassiter had 11.

“(Burden) creates a lot of speed for us. We started off pretty solid. Nothing was terrible. We just didn’t have that ‘wow’ factor,” PCA coach E.J. Creel said. “I’m pretty hard on them, though. I saw a whole lot we can work on before we get to South State.”

(G) Rebul 49, PCA 16

Mikayla Boyd scored all of her game-high 14 points and also grabbed nine rebounds in the first half, helping Rebul Academy (15-5, 9-1 District 5-A) pull away from Porters Chapel early.

The Lady Raiders led by 12 points late in the first quarter before a quick sequence of three steals and three layups gave them a 20-2 lead. They extended it to 34-5 by halftime, then Rebul coach Shane Edwards subbed out most of his starters.

The second half was more competitive, with Rebul outscoring PCA just 15-11.

Ashlie Smith added nine points for Rebul. Senior Marshedia Graise led PCA with five points in her final home game, and Katie Locke scored four.