Mid-Carolina’s boys basketball team played one of its better games of the season on Tuesday, but still came out on the short end of a 76-65 score at home against Saluda to fall to 0-2 in Region 3-2A play, 7-5 overall.
The Rebels trailed 52-50 entering the fourth quarter when the tough Tigers (8-5, 2-0) pulled away behind the play of all-state point guard Cassius Bosket, who canned 10 of his 22 points in the decisive final eight minutes.
Calvin Herbert had a monster game for the Rebels - 24 points, 14 rebounds, three steals, two assists. Herbert shot 9-for-15 from the field, and went 6-for-7 from the free-throw line. Mac Lake returned to the lineup and scored 12 points. Tevins Walker had 10 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in a fine all-around performance. Krishawn Holley chipped in seven points and seven rebounds.
In the opener, the Rebels girls team ended a five-game losing streak with a dramatic 32-31 win. Amanda Robinson scored the game-winning shot with 15 seconds left in regulation. Erin Bailey had seven points, 12 rebounds and four blocked shots for the Rebels (3-7, 1-1).
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Mid-Carolina plays at Batesburg-Leesville on Friday.
Region 3-2A boys standings
Strom Thurmond 2-0; Saluda 2-0; Batesburg-Leesville 1-1; Newberry 1-1; Mid-Carolina 0-2; Gilbert 0-2.
Region 3-2A girls standings
Strom Thurmond 2-0; Gilbert 1-1; Mid-Carolina 1-1; Newberry 1-1; Saluda 1-1; Batesburg-Leesville 0-2.