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USC boys open season with a win

But lose close game to the Bulldogs to even their record at 1-1

By Kevin Mertens - Staff Writer | Jan 24, 2021

The United South Central Rebels boys basketball team hit the road on Tuesday, Jan. 19, to take on the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Bulldogs.

It was the second game of the season for both teams. USC and JWP had each won their season openers. It was a hard fought battle and in the end it was the Bulldogs who remained undefeated by downing the Rebels 54-51 in the nonconference game.

Leading scorer for the Rebels was Riley Staloch with 15 points.

USC was scheduled to be back on the court on Friday, Jan. 22, when the Rebels traveled to Blooming Prairie. USC returns to their home court on Tuesday, Jan. 26, when they play host to the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers.

Look for stories on those games in next week’s edition of the Faribault County Register.

USC 62, Medford 47

The United South Central Rebels boys basketball team finally got their season underway on Saturday, Jan. 16, against the Medford Tigers.

After having the start of the season delayed by COVID-19, a blizzard caused a further delay. However, the extra time proved to be worth the wait and the Rebels downed the Tigers 62-47.

USC held a slim four-point lead at the end of the first half, 25-21.

Medford opened the second half with a 6-2 run to tie the game at 27-27 before USC regained control to take an eight point lead at 35-27.

The Rebels outscored the Tigers 37-26 in the second half to come away with the 62-47 triumph.

Riley Staloch notched a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Ethan Dallman tallied 15 points and Blake Schroeder added nine. Colten Quade finished with seven rebounds.