Rebels knock off Borden
Trailing 19-11 after eight minutes of play, visiting South Central outscored Borden 33-15 in the next two quarters of Friday night’s Southern Athletic Conference battle. The effort helped produce a key league victory, 65-61.
‘Defensively, I thought we played pretty well,’ South coach Rob Murawski said. ‘Defensively, we wanted to contain the Ooleys (Ryan and Alex) and they each scored 14 apiece. Offensively, we wanted to attack the basket and make it a fast-paced game. The score was 65-61, but if we’d hit more free throws, we would have scored more, and if they had hit more field goals, they would have scored more. I was happy.’
The Rebels (3-1, 1-0) had a balanced scoring night with Brad Holmes notching 16 points, Cody Jobe had 15, Randall Hertle had 14, and Travis Higdon had 10. James Crosier chipped in six points for South.
South Central has two games this weekend, hosting a dangerous Christian Academy team, and then traveling to Murawski’s old stomping grounds at Springs Valley.
Both teams are winless on the season.
‘We don’t overlook anybody. We’re still averaging 18 turnovers and shooting about 50 percent on free throws, so while we’re 3-1, we’re actually teetering on being 1-3,’ Murawski said. ‘Friday’s game scares me because they have nothing to lose when they come in here. They have some good players who are adjusting to a new system and we’ll have to come out and play in that one.
‘With Valley, to me, it’s just another game. I’ve moved on and I’m here at South now and they’ve treated me like family since I’ve been here.’
South Central will undoubtedly be looking to avenge last season’s effort, when it lost to CAI, 57-55, then fell to Valley, 57-53.