Mid-Carolina’s boys basketball team made some progress in 2008-09, finishing at 10-10 overall, but it was not enough to rate the Rebels a return to the Class 2A state playoffs. That will be the primary goal in 2009-10 when M-C has 11 returning varsity players back in the fold.
The top veterans expected back next season are point guard Hubert Wicker and forwards Calvin Herbert and Krishawn Holley. All three have been regulars since their sophomore seasons. Wicker averaged 6.9 points, 1.6 steals and 2.6 assists for M-C this season. Herbert was voted to the Region 3-2A all-star team for the second year in a row, and was named the team MVP for the third straight season. Herbert, who is the school’s second all-time leading rebounder, averaged 14 points and 9.4 boards in his junior year. Holley, who joined Herbert on the all-region team, averaged 10.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals in 2008-09. Holley is now an all-region athlete in football, basketball and baseball.
Shotting guard Mac Lake (8.4 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 2.3 spg), small forward C.J. Edwards (8.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 1.3 spg), wing Tevins Walker (6.1 ppg) and wing Kendrelle Neal (5.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg) are other notable veterans slated to return next season.
The M-C girls team finished 8-13 overall, but made the state-playoff cut by going 5-5 in Region 3-2A. Erin Bailey and Amanda Richardson were the two Rebels that earn all-region recognition.