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Madison Chansler scores against Russell County on Jan. 17.

The Lady Rebels looked like a different team last week, beating all four teams they played and improving their record to 9-13.

Coach Tara Weddle said that the four wins was a welcome development.

“We fortunately picked up four wins, which is a step in the right direction,” she said.

First the girls traveled to LaRue County and walloped the Lady Hawks 65-37.

Chloee Dunn scored 27 points, and had 14 rebounds for a double-double. She shot 66.7% from the field. Chelsea Reed added 10 points and four rebounds.

Elizabeth Forbes and Madison Chansler each had 8 points.

Aslan Wethington had 7 rebounds and 5 points.

The girls then returned home for a double-header with the boys versus Rusell County. The girls played tough full-court defense, forcing turnovers, but also had some unforced turnovers of their own, which Weddle said needed addressing.

“We still need to take care of some small things in order to make the bigger things easier on ourselves,” she said.

The Lady Lakers kept it close until the last 5 minutes of the fourth quarter, when the Lady Rebels pulled away for the 52-35 victory.

Chansler led all scorers with 22 points, hit the only three point shot for the Lady Rebels, and hit all 7 of her free throws. She ended with 9 rebounds.

Dunn scored 15 points, and added 11 rebounds.

Wethington scored 6 points and had 5 rebounds, and Forbes scored 4 points.

Then the girls traveled to Marion County, where they beat the Lady Knights by 22 points 64-42.

Forbes led all scorers with 22 points, shooting 69%. She hit both of her free throws, and two of her four three-point attempts.

Dunn had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Chansler had 9 points and 6 rebounds.

The team played tough in the paint, and had 21 free throw attempts, hitting 12 for a total of 57%.

The busy week ended at Campbellsville, where the girls played another double-header with the boys team.

The girls defeated Campbellsville 68-50. No stats were available for this game by press time.

Weddle said that the team hopes to continue to improve in time for the post-season, where they will face district teams they haven’t beat yet.

“We are still working on fine-tuning some things and trying to use these games, at the end of the season, to help us prepare for the first round of districts,” she said.

The Lady Rebels played at Mercer County on Monday, and hosted Adair County on Tuesday. Details for those two games were not available by press time.

Next up for the team is a trip to Russell County on Jan. 27, where they hope to beat the Lady Lakers for the third time. They then begin a home stand next week, playing Green County, Garrard County and West Jessamine at home.