Lady Longhorns off to 4-1 start, win Southern tourney

Marengo Academy's Varsity Girls Basketball Team won the Christmas Tournament hosted by Southern Academy on December 4 and 6.  Team members are front row, left to right, Victoria Belcher, Kim Osburn, Anna Michael Crocker, Andrea Edmonds, Rebakah Antoneli.  Back row, left to right, Toby Henderson, coach, McKenzie Eatmon, Macey Petrey, Hannah Freeman, head coach Tony Antonelli.

Marengo Academy’s Varsity Girls Basketball Team won the Christmas Tournament hosted by Southern Academy on December 4 and 6. Team members are front row, left to right, Victoria Belcher, Kim Osburn, Anna Michael Crocker, Andrea Edmonds, Rebakah Antoneli. Back row, left to right, Toby Henderson, coach, McKenzie Eatmon, Macey Petrey, Hannah Freeman, head coach Tony Antonelli.

The Marengo Academy Lady Longhorns are off to a torrid start, working their way to a 4-1 record and the championship of the Southern Academy Christmas Tournament.

Andrea Edmonds earned Southern Academy Tournament MVP while Anna Michael Crocker was on the All-Tournament Team.

Andrea Edmonds earned Southern Academy Tournament MVP while Anna Michael Crocker was on the All-Tournament Team.

The Lady Longhorns opened tourney play Thursday, Dec. 4 with a 42-19 dispatching of South Choctaw Academy. Andrea Edmonds led the way with 19 points. Anna Michael Crocker added nine points in the win.

The Lady Longhorns finished the tournament off Saturday with a 48-38 win over Southern. Edmonds finished the game with 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Crocker added 13 points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals. Rebeka Antonelli had 10 points and 12 rebounds in the title game.

Edmonds earned Most Valuable Player honors while Crocker also made the All-Tournament Team.

The Lady Longhorns opened the season Dec. 1 with a 37-33 loss to Wilcox Academy, the first defeat the program has suffered since the end of the 2012-2013 season.

Crocker led the way in that one with 17 points, nine rebounds and three steals. Antonelli, only a sophomore, finished with nine points, eight rebounds and three steals.

The MA girls picked up their first win Dec. 2 with a 68-37 thrashing of Sumter Academy. Edmonds had 22 points, 21 rebounds, three steals and four assists. Crocker followed with 21 points, nine rebounds, three steals and seven assists. Antonelli had 20 points, four steals and three assists in the win.

The girls got their fourth win Monday night when they downed South Choctaw 38-33.

Edmonds set the pace with 20 points, four rebounds and 3 blocks while Antonelli had 11 points, two steals and four assists. Crocker had 10 rebounds and three assists.

MA is set to travel to Sumter Tuesday evening.