USC boys win, improve record to 3-1
The United South Central Rebels boys basketball team made it two wins in a row when they downed the New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Panthers 55-43 on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in Wells.
It was the first meeting of the year for the Gopher Conference rivals and the win improved USC’s overall record for the year to 3-1 and 3-0 in the conference.
Riley Staloch led the Rebels’ offensive attack with 16 points. Colten Quade added 13 points and eight rebounds to help secure the victory.
The Rebels traveled to Hayfield on Friday, Jan. 29, to take on the Vikings. They will be home again on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to host the Nicollet Raiders.
Blooming Prairie 46
The United South Central Rebels boys basketball team used a huge first half to put away the Blooming Prairie Blossoms, 59-46, on Friday, Jan. 22.
The Rebels outscored the Blossoms 30-19 in the first half, then hung on to outscore them by two in the second half, 29-27, to take the win.
Riley Staloch led the Rebels with 22 points, including three 3-pointers, and he also had nine rebounds. Ethan Dallman added 13 points for USC along with seven rebounds.
Blake Schroeder added nine points for the Rebels and Mason Stevermer added eight. Ethan Bushlack had six points and Colton Quade added five points in the win.
As a team the Rebels were 10 of 28 from two-point range, for 35 percent, and were 7 of 29 from behind the arc for 24 percent shooting. Overall that is 17 of 57 for 29 percent accuracy.
They also were 24 of 35 free-throw attempts for a 68 percent accuracy rate.
The Rebels had a team total of 37 rebounds, 10 steals and eight assists.