Rebels split varsity games at S. Hardin

Gladbrook-Reinbeck’s Tristen Sanford-Anders goes up for a contested shot against the South Hardin defense on Feb. 6. Sanford-Anders scored a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Photo by Julie Frischmeyer

The Gladbrook-Reinbeck Rebels traveled to Eldora on Feb. 6 for a boy/girl doubleheader against the South Hardin Tigers.

The girls defeated South Hardin 49-36 after pulling away in the second half despite going into halftime tied.

Junior forward Katie Clark led the Rebels with 17 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double. Also scoring in double figures for the Rebels was sophomore post Megan Cooley who had 13.

G-R took the win despite being without the services of starting guards Mahayla Olson and Belen Ellenberger.

The Rebels boys team came into their game looking to avenge a one-point loss to the Tigers at home earlier in the season.

G-R’s Katie Clark slides past the South Hardin defense for a layup during the NICL conference matchup with the Tigers on Feb. 6. Clark led her team with 17 points. Photo by Julie Frischmeyer

Things started off well enough as the Rebels appeared to control the first half and started the third quarter with a narrow lead.

South Hardin wouldn’t quit though and got behind a hot shooting performance of sophomore Ryan Walters to take the game down to the wire.

The Rebels responded to the South Hardin advances as best they could but ultimately ended up on the losing end of another one-possession game. The Tigers swept the Rebels with a final score of 64-62.

William Kiburis was the leading scorer for the Rebels with 22 points.