The McKenzie boys’ basketball team has been the favorite in District 13-A all season, and so far in the tournament, the Rebels have matched those expectations.
McKenzie picked up wins over Clarksburg and Big Sandy this week to reach the District 13-A championship game.
The Rebels picked up points from multiple sources, but Tyree Owens was the leading scorer on the week.
Owens scored 23 points in the win over Clarksburg, and he backed that up with 19 points in the win over Big Sandy at Bethel on Friday.
The Rebels won the two games by a combined 92 points.
McKenzie (25-3) advanced to the District 13-A championship and will face Huntingdon on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel University.
The Rebels have guaranteed themselves a home game in the Region 7-A quarterfinals.
McKenzie is currently on a 22-game winning streak, and that includes a long stretch of games the Rebels had to play without leading scorer Breshaun Oglesby.
Owens was one of the players that consistently scored in double figures to keep McKenzie playing at a high level.
The Rebels reached the region semifinals last year before being eliminated, but the team wants to get past that level.
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Other standout performances
Phifer scored 54 points in a pair of District 13-A tournament games with 45 coming in a win over Gleason.
Dyess scored 39 points in a pair of District 13-AA tournament games against Crockett County and Obion County.
Campbell scored 38 points in a pair of District 15-A tournament games against Riverside and TCA.
Parram scored 34 points in a pair of District 15-A tournament games against Middleton and Jackson Christian.