The 8th grade Rebels were able to pick up a huge conference win tonight, on the road at Forest Park. The boys played outstanding defense and held the high scoring Rangers in check for most of the game. The Rebels also played very disciplined on the offensive end and knocked down their free throws at the end to cap off the win. The boys were able to build a double digit lead towards the end of the 3rd quarter. But the Rangers mounted a comeback with some full court pressure that got the Rebels a little rattled. The Rangers were able to take a 1 point lead with a little over a minute to go due to some Rebel miscues in their press offense. But the Rebels were able to settle down and get stops when it mattered most. And Tyler Duke went 4 for 4 from the free throw line to clinch the conference victory. With the win the Rebels improve to 9-3 on the year and 6-1 in PAC play.
The Rebels came out on the losing end of the B game for the first time this season; losing 35-27. With the loss the B team drops to 2-1.
The boys are off until January 4th, when they travel to Newburgh to take on Castle South.
The 8th grade Rebels would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.