LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) - The George County Rebels basketball team has done something it hasn't accomplished since the 1990-91 season, crack the state tournament in Jackson.
Head coach Ron Renfroe has his 17 and 6 Rebels bouncing the opposition. George County has run off 4 consecutive victories and 8 wins over the last 9 games. Renfroe's Rebels claimed the Region 7-6A title and beat Pearl 67-64in the second round of the playoffs on Saturday.
Coach Renfroe said, "Good group of senior leadership. Guys on the floor first every day. Good group of talented juniors that have come into their own as the season has gone a long. Good sophomore class that knows their role and come in and give us help every day."
Junior LaRaymond Spivery is a gifted athlete. You may remember watching Spivery do his thing as the Rebels starting quarterback.
He's also the leader on the basketball team, drilling 19.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.1 steals per game.
"When it comes down to it i want the ball in my hands, "stated Spivery. "The players know I want the ball in my hands. I just have to do what I have to for the team to win."
Rashad Wiggins gives the Rebels another offensive weapon, bagging 10 .6 points and is pulling down a team leading 6.8 rebounds.
6-foot-4 Randy Leverette gives the Rebels a big presence inside the paint.
Leverette said, "It means a lot to us in this program. Everything we have accomplished because we worked so hard to get in this situation."
Tyrese Fryfogel is another talented athlete who also excels on the football turf. The junior nets 9 points and 3.8 rebounds. He plays bigger than his 6-1 frame.
"It's a big thing here, "Fryfogel said. "We haven't done it in a while. It's a really big accomplishment for me and my teammates and coach. He pushed us very hard this season to do all this."