Rebels rattle Cobras 53-44

Published 12:16 am Friday, February 3, 2012

Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune Abby Trio shouts out a play to her teammates Thursday. The Rebels beat the Cobras 53-44.

WELLS — Katie Ovrebo led the United South Central girls’ basketball team (15-4) to a 53-44 win Thursday against Triton (5-15). Ovrebo scored 21 points, had six rebounds, one assist and three steals.

The Rebels’ win held Triton to a 0-6 record in Section 2AA.

Amanda Allis also helped to carry the team with 12 points, six rebounds and one assist. USC coach Stu Hendrickson said Allis has joined Ovrebo as a record holder. She has broken the school record for blocked shots in a single game, season and a career record. As a junior, her career record is currently around 160 shots. She has blocked more than a 100 just this year.

Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune Allie Voigt, left, and Amanda Allis work together to get the ball past Triton defenders on Thursday. USC beat Triton 53-44.

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“Katie and Amanda both played really well tonight,” Hendrickson said. “We like to have three scorers, but at least tonight those two were putting the ball in the basket. Without them, it would have been a different game.”

Looking at the overall season statistics, the Rebels should have won by a lot more, but Hendrickson said they are still dealing with two players, Hannah Goemann and Tara Bauman, being out on injury.

“We’re real short on our depth right now, but a win’s a win,” Hendrickson said. “It wasn’t the prettiest, but we’ll take every one we can get.”

Triton scored the first three points of the game, but with 11 minutes remaining, the Rebels had a 10-3 lead. Ovrebo made a 3-pointer just 45 seconds after Triton scored their fifth point. She made another with 7 1/2 minutes remaining in the half giving the Rebels a 19-9 lead.

USC scored six more points before the end of the first while the Cobras scored nine for a halftime score 25-18.

Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune Katie Ovrebo is blocked by Triton's Haley Staffon as she moves in toward the hoop on Thursday. Ovrebo led the Rebels with 21 points.

Just 1 1/2 minutes into the second, Triton’s Ashley Thaden made a 3-pointer leaving the Cobras down just four points. Over the next three minutes, Ovrebo scored five points and Allie Voigt scored two extending the Rebels lead to nine points.

Triton was at a stand-still while USC went on an 11-point run with 12 minutes remaining.

Eighteen points behind, the Cobras tried to make a comeback. With two minutes remaining, the Rebels were back to a 10-point lead. They finished the game with five free throws and a nine point lead.

The Rebels are at Blooming Prairie tonight at 7:30 p.m.


USC stats: Katie Ovrebo 21 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals; Amanda Allis 12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist; Cassidy Latusek 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal; Abby Trio 7 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal; Allie Voigt 3 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals; Kristie Ovrebo 2 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals; Bailey Klingbeil 1 rebound.