High School Sports

November 29, 2010

Preview: Mid-Carolina boys basketball

Rebels success hinges on how well newcomers do in the rebounding department.

Mid-Carolina welcomes back three varsity regulars from a team that went 12-10 overall and finished with a 6-4 record in Region 3-2A. It’s a good start, but the Rebels must find a way to fill the rebounding vacuum created by the graduation of glass masters Calvin Herbert and Krishawn Holley.

“Rebounding has been the major focus of our preseason practices,” M-C coach Zeb Reid. “We’re going to have to have some new guys step up and rebound for us. We should have very strong guard play this season with the return of Mac Lake, C.J. Edwards and Jacobi Boyd.”

Lake (9.0 ppg, 3.0 apg) and Edwards (9.9 ppg, 3 rpg) were both named to the new-look Region 3-2A top eight preseason team.

The key to the team’s success will be up front when Jared Parnell (6-1), Steven Young (6-6), Jamarrian Griffin (6-3) and Jamarcus Lindler (6-5) will be asked to fill the rebounding void.

M-C stays put in Region 3-2A, but the cast of teams is quite different. The Rebels, neighboring Newberry and Saluda will be competing against Broome, Emerald and Woodruff.

The Rebels went 1-3 at the Lake Murray Tip-Off Tournament last week, pulling out a win over Class 4A Dutch Fork in the final round.

M-C opens the regular season on Tuesday at home against county rival Whitmire.

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