It wasn't fancy.
South Page simply out-worked, out-hustled and out-shot Essex Friday night in a surprising 51-36 win in the third place game of the Corner Conference Girls Basketball Tournament.
The Rebels took the lead two minutes before half and never looked back. They led by five at the break and ten by the end of the third quarter.
The win nets the Rebels a third place, their highest finish in over a decade and avebnges an 11 point loss to the Trojanettes back in December.
It's the sixth win of the season for the Rebels against nine losses. Essex drops to 4-12.
Sidney made it a third consecutlve Corner Conference tournament title Friday night with a 52-35 win over Fremont-Mills
Maddy Duncan and Caitlyn Ward led the Cowgirls with 19 points apiece.
"We knew that FM would play hard the entire game. I thought we got in a hurry at times on offense and gave up some easy baskets on defense. We didn’t box out very well in the 2nd half," said Sidney head coach Amy McClintock. " The girls wanted the win and they earned it tonight "
The win keeps Sidney unbeaten against Corner Conference foes dating back to near the end of the 2016 season.
"We wanted to get the ball in Maddy’s hands because she makes things happen," said McClintock. " Camryn (McClintock) and Olivia (Larsen) don’t always score a lot but they are smart defensively."
Sidney had opened up a 10 point lead by halftime, and as they settled in the lead grew.
" I’m proud of the girls. Every year it’s a new group and it’s just as exciting. I’m happy for the girls"
Sidney improves to 12-4. FM drops to 9-5.