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Rebels finish January on record winning streak, time for February postseason run

TRA Boys Johnie looking TRA Boys Zach Dickson rebound TRA Connor Alexander dribbleBy Thomas Sellers Jr.

MEMPHIS — January was a good month the Tipton-Rosemark Academy Rebels.
Then injuries coming into February slowed down the Rebels after a record 9-game winning streak. While piling up the victories, Head Coach Jason Morgan’s Rebels earned third-place in the league picking up wins over the likes of University School of Jackson and Fayette Academy.
Last week, TRA traveled to Jackson to take on USJ. Once again the contest was close but the Bruins were able to use clutch three-pointers and foul shots to earn the win.
To conclude the regular season, the Rebels traveled to Memphis Catholic to take on the Chargers on their Senior Night.
While the Memphis Catholic Gymnasium transformed into memory lane for their five seniors, two TRA senior regulars Austin Chambers and Connor Alexander arrived to the game not 100 percent, feeling ill.
The duo played in limited action. And the Rebel’s leading scorer Matt “Moose” Moody was in a jump-suit at tip-off nursing a bad foot. Despite all the lineup changes, TRA was ahead 23-22 in the third quarter. Then the Chargers used a 17-5 run to close out the period leading to a 53-44 victory.
The Chargers used a balanced attack led by Miles Littleton’s 16 points and Jordan Carter’s 11 points.
Alexander tied for a game-high 16 points. Chambers added 8 and Johnie Sanfratello had 7 points.
The Rebels moved on to the postseason hosting a first round game this past Tuesday night.

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