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USC cagers lose two to end regular season

By Chuck Hunt - Editor | Mar 21, 2021

Leah Winch (15) tries to get around the Madelia defender during a game in Wells on March 16.

The Hayfield Vikings powered their way over the United South Central Rebels girls basketball team on Friday night, March 12.

The Vikings took a huge lead into the locker room at half time, having scored 48 points in the first stanza, with the Rebels only managing 13 points. In the second half Hayfield scored 21 and the Rebels again made just 13 to make the final 69-26.

Izzy O’Rourke led the Rebels in scoring with 14 points. She made seven points from the field and sank 7 of 8 free throws.

Leah Winch scored four points and Dani Kirkeide and Hannah Meyer each scored three, while Maya Zebro sank one bucket. Zebro also led the team with seven rebounds.

As a team the Rebels made 7 of 30 from 2-point range for a 23 percent rate, 1 of 13 from 3-point range for 8 percent accuracy and were 9 of 14 for free throws for 64 percent.

The Vikings were 16 of 34 (47 percent) for twos, 9 of 24 (38 percent) for threes and 10 of 17 (59 percent) from the line.

Next up for the Rebel girls was their first game of Section play. They were set to host Madelia on Tuesday, March 16. The game had been scheduled for the day before, Monday, March 15, but was postponed a day due to snow.

FBA 49, USC 45

The United South Central Rebels lost 49-45 to the Faribault Bethlehem Academy Cardinals on Monday, March 8.

The score at the half had the Cardinals leading 27-18. The Rebels outscored the Cards 27-22 in the second half but it was not enough to pull out a win.

The Rebels Maya Zebro had a big night, scoring 17 points and grabbing seven rebounds. Hannah Olson also made double figures with 10 points.

Izzy O’Rourke added six points, Leah Winch four, Macy Zebro and Hannah Meyer three each and Dani Kirkeide had two.

Meyer led the team in rebounds with nine. Maya Zebro and Macy Zebro each had seven.

The Rebels were 14 of 33 from 2-point range while the Cards were 13 of 35. USC was 4 of 19 for threes while FBA was 5 of 21. And, the Rebels made 5 of 9 free throw attempts while the Cards were 8 of 15.