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Rebels fall to the Panthers and Eagles

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Mar 14, 2021

USC’s Hannah Olson looks to score some points for the Rebels during a recent game played at the USC High School.

The United South Central girls basketball team has been busy on the court lately.

On Friday, March 5, the Rebels took on the Panthers of New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva and lost 67-41.

The game was fairly close in the first half with the Panthers scoring 25 and the Rebels right behind them with 20 points. But, while USC scored 21 in the second half, NRHEG exploded for 42 points and put the game away.

Izzy O’Rourke led the team in scoring with 12 points and in rebounds with 13. Hannah Olson added 11 points for the Rebels.

Maya Zebro had five points and five rebounds. Hannah Meyer and Macy Zebro each had four points, with Meyer grabbing 11 rebounds.

Neither team had high shooting percentages, except from the free-throw line.

USC was 9 of 37 from 2-point range (24 percent) and 5 of 21 from 3-point range (24 percent). The Rebels made 8 of 18 free throws (42 percent).

NRHEG was 13 of 63 from 2-point range (21 percent) and 7 of 31 from behind the arc (23 percent). At the charity stripe they were 20 of 34 (59 percent).

As a team the Rebels had 10 assists, two steals and 39 rebounds.

Maple River 62, USC 45

The Rebel girls hosted the Maple River Eagles on Tuesday, March 2, and lost 62-45.

The game was tight in the first half with the Rebels trailing 31-27. However, the Eagles scored another 31 points in the second half while the Rebels only scored 18.

Izzy O’Rourke had a great night with 24 points and seven rebounds. Dani Kirkeide scored eight points and led the team in rebounds with eight.

Hannah Meyer had six points and four rebounds and Maya Zebro had four points and six rebounds.

As a team the Rebels shot 44 percent from 2-point range (19 of 43), 11 percent from behind the arc (1 of 9) and 50 percent from the charity stripe (4 of 8).

The Eagles were 57 percent from 2-point range (16 of 28), 38 percent for 3-point tries (6 of 16) and 80 percent for free throws (12 of 15).