Rebels race past Bucs, 78-41
The rematch between the Blue Earth Area and United South Central boys basketball teams was completely different from the triple overtime battle Dec. 28.
In the two teams’ latest edition of the cross-county rivalry, USC cruised to a 78-41 victory and left little doubt who was the better team in the gymnasium.
The Rebels scored the game’s first 12 points and put the hometown Buccaneers in a perilous position before they could even catch their breath.
After establishing the large lead, the closest the Bucs would come is 10 points at 27-17 when Sam Lee put in two of his team-leading nine points.
The combination of Trey Allis and Kyle Bauman led the charge in the first half for USC, powering the Rebels to a 40-23 lead at the break.
USC continued to extend their advantage in the second half on Bauman fade away jumpers and Allis drives to the basket.
Bauman finished the night with a game-high 18 points and Allis scored 15.
The other player in double figures for USC was Chris Melby who put in all 10 of his points in the first half.
Another catalyst for the Rebels on offense was their ability to get to the free-throw line.
Over the course of the game, USC benefitted from 30 attempts at the charity stripe and made 19 of them.
In comparison, BEA made it to the line 24 times and made 13 tries.
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