THE REBEL WAY
HALL OF FAME
Rebels win 3 of 4 from Blaine
December 3, 2010Champlin Park Girls Basketball
On Friday evening every Rebel team took care of the Blaine Bengals by a wide margin except for the varsity team. The 9A blasted the Bengals in their first game of the season. After shooting lights out and building a 34-9 halftime lead the 9th graders kept up their intensity and rolled to a 62-22 win. Katie Elder led a very balanced scoring attack with 10. Kelsey Spoden, Mariya Sampson, and Olivia Fulton all scored 9 while Autumn Larson added 8 points.
The B squad cruised to a convincing 41-18 victory to move to 2 and 0 on the season.
Our Rebel JV team had an equally productive day as they built a 32-20 halftime lead en route to a 64-30 victory. Sarah Serie torched the nets for 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds while Alli Zopfi added 15 points. The JV is now 2 and 0.
The varsity Rebels shooting was as cold as the temperatures outside in their 59-48 loss to Blaine. In the first half the Rebels couldn't cash in on numerous shots from 2 feet and in and they were a paltry 9 for 18 at the free throw line. Despite these difficulties the team trailed just 27-24 at intermission.
The cold shooting continued in the second half but the Rebels battled back, due largely to better rebounding and second shot opportunities. Champlin Park took it's first lead of the game at 34-33 with 10 minutes remaining, but the lead would be short lived. Blaine quickly responded with a bucket and the Rebels would never regain the lead. The two teams stayed within a possession of each other until Blaine banked in a three point shot with about seven minutes remaining. The Rebels were not able to recover as they continued to score at the offensive end.
The final totals had the Rebels making just 12 of 43 shots (27%) while Blaine shot a solid 22 for 55 (44%). While Blaine dominated the boards in the first half (23-13) the Rebels asserted themselves in the second half to make the category a draw at 35-35 by game's end. Blaine gave the ball away 24 times and the Rebels committed 25 turnovers.
Three Rebel regulars combined to go just 3 for 24 from the floor. Despite these dismal numbers the team was in a position to win until there were just a few minutes left.
Every team has to deal with adversity during a season. For some teams it comes at mid-season in the form of injuries or illness, for others it comes at the end of the season in the form of bad breaks or bad bounces. Hopefully the Rebels are encountering their adversity early in the form of inconsistent offensive performance. Let's hope the varsity team can keep their heads up and plow through these tough times. For the varsity Rebels, the belief has to be that the best is yet to come!
Next action for Champlin Park is on Tuesday night as the team plays host to Elk River.