The Running Rebels felt at home in their first game within the friendly confines of the Lee College Arena.The Rebels knocked off Lone Star College-Kingwood 93-52. The Rebels improved to 1-3 after dropping their first three games in Lewisville.
From the tipoff, Lee College fought hard and completely dominated both offensively and defensively Wednesday night.
“It was a great win and our defense picked it up in the second half,” sophomore, Ezeoha Santiago said. “We have mostly sophomores this year and are able to mentor the freshmen coming in.”
Raquan Wilkins led the Rebels with 12 points, Jason Draggs followed with eight while Santiago and Sebit Reath chipped in with a combined 13 points.
The Rebel defense held the Coyotes to two points in the first five minutes of the game and continued to set the tone throughout the first half.
It was a scrappy, physical game in both halves as each team battled back and forth for each possession. Kingwood’s offense began to sync in the second half producing more than double its first half points.
Toward the end of the game, Wilkens left the game with an apparent left foot injury but not before scoring 12 more points.
In the remaining five minutes, the Coyotes could only score 12 points.
Sophomore, Zack Thomas credited teamwork with the victory.
“We have been working on details and getting our conditioning right so we don’t get tired,” he said and credited the offense with being unselfish.
Lee will host Lone Star — Cy-Fair at 6 p.m. Saturday. The game can be watched online at https://jtjmedia.wordpress.com/jtj-media-broadcasts/.
Game notes — Hadley McIvor, sophomore and volleyball player at Lee along with several fans attempted a half court shot for prizes during the halftime break, but it was Hadley that sunk the ball.