Rebel boys get back to back wins against Edgerton and HL-O/F

By Joel Herrig

Murray County News Sports

MCC 52, Edgerton 44

Tuesday, the MCC Rebel Boys played host to the Edgerton Flying Dutchmen in a big game for the Rebels. Edgerton is still looking for their first win of the season and the Rebels did not want to be that team to give it to them. The Flying Dutchmen have also been playing better as of late. The Rebels were coming off nearly a week-long layoff season their last game, and with seeding a week away the Rebels had to put some wins in the good column in an attempt to get out of the 8th seed in the playoffs. The only thing the Rebels could do was get one win at a time and they started on Tuesday night.

It was a great crowd on Tuesday with a large number of elementary students at the game to perform a dance before the varsity action. That added to the energy level in the gym. As one would expect, the Rebels didn’t just come out and blow the doors off the Flying Dutchmen as both teams struggled to get into a very good groove on the offensive end. Edgerton scored 21 points in the first half while making 8 free throws. The Rebels scored 26 points in the first half with both teams turning the ball over more than 8 times in the first half. With the game played at a relatively slow pace, it wasn’t a good sign for either team. Gabe Gilbertson led Edgerton with 7 first-half points while Mason Gilbertson added 4 but missed much of the first half with foul trouble. MCC was led by junior forward Blake Schmitz who scored 9 first-half points but also led the Rebels in turnovers. MCC hurt themselves in the first half by missing easy shots around the basket and with the turnovers. MCC led at the half 26 to 21.

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