RPR boys end season at Southern C divisionals

Thursday, March 12, 2020
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The Reed Point-Rapelje Renegades boys basketball team ended its season with tough losses in the first two rounds of the Southern C tournament last week.

RPR first faced the Broadus Hawks. RPR had a slow first half, scoring seven points in the first quarter and only four points in the second, while Broadus made 13 and 12 points respectively. Halftime had the Renegades down by 14 with a score of 25-11. RPR rallied after the break, scoring 17 points in the third quarter and cutting the lead to 12. The Renegades lost momentum in the fourth quarter and fell further behind by allowing the Hawks to outscore them 19 points to eight. The final score was 59-36.

Daynon Bear led the Renegades with 12 points, two rebounds and five steals, while Ty Herzog added 10 points, four rebounds and four assists.

RPR next faced the Terry Terriers. It was another slow start for RPR, which scored 14 points in the first half, which was one point less than Terry scored in the first quarter. The Terriers added another nine point in the second quarter and went into halftime with a 22-14 lead. The Renegades came out of break ready to play and out scored Terry in both the third and fourth quarters, 16 to 14 and 15 to 13, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the deficit created in the first half. The final score was 49-45.

Bear once again led the team with 20 points, six rebounds and four steals, and Herzog had 17 points and seven rebounds.

“We had a difficult time making shots at the divisional tournament, especially in the first half of each game,” said RPR Coach Jerry Thompson. “Against Terry we were able to outscore them 31 to 27 the second half. We cut their lead to 1 a couple times, but could not get the stops we needed to take the lead. It was disappointing to not get a win at divisionals, but I am extremely proud of how hard our team worked and the effort they put forth. We battled back as hard as we could and never gave up.”

Thompson also said he was pround of the team’s hard work and its “never give up” attitude. “Our seniors demonstrated great leadership and I could not be prouder of them,” said Thompson.