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McKENZIE (March 2, 2023) — The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Frank Hughes Lions 56-46 to be crowned Region 6-A champions for the second consecutive year. The Rebels took a lead during the second …
McKENZIE (March 2, 2023) — The McKenzie Rebels defeated the Frank Hughes Lions 56-46 to be crowned Region 6-A champions for the second consecutive year. The Rebels took a lead during the second quarter and didn’t look back.
Playing at Bethel University’s Crisp Arena, the Lions took a 14-11 lead during the first quarter. Aiden Dicus drove to the basket and drew a foul for three points. Dicus drove to the basket for another two points. Malaki LeGrande had a shot under the rim for two points, then matched that with two shots at the free throw line. Weston Lineberry chalked up four points. Alex Shamer tacked on one point.
The Rebels trailed the Lions during the starting quarter. Zach Aird and Carter Kee had three points each. Marquez Taylor drove to the basket for four points. Zay Webber tacked on one point at the foul line. The Rebels trailed 14-11.
Lineberry chalked up three points. Alex Ronchetti drove to the basket for four points. LeGrande had two points in the paint, and Shamer had one at the line. The Lions chalked up ten points in the second quarter, but that wasn’t enough to hold off the Rebels.
McKenzie took the lead during the second quarter. Bryson Steele led the team with seven points. Taylor had two points in the paint and three from the free throw line. Webber drove to the basket for two points, then made one free throw. Tate Surber and Stafford Roditis had two points each. The Rebels took a 30-24 lead at halftime.
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