SILO - The Rebels are now 3-1, including a pair of strong performances against county rivals, after a 57-27 decision over Rock Creek on Friday.
Kendall Shives dominated the floor with 24 points.
“We’re trying to send a message to all the teams in the county,” Shives said. “We’re a lot more mature this year and we know our roles.”
Silo Coach Dax Simon echoed the message: “Anytime you score 24, someone’s passing you the ball,” he said. “Kendall’s good, but we’ve got a lot of kids around him willing to sacrifice. We’ve got to keep getting better, there are a lot of good teams out there.”
The Rebels face county foes Boswell and Caddo next week, their last games before Thanksgiving Break and then the Silo Tournament in the first week of December.
First half highlights included Mustang Josh Eiler blocking Lance House in the first half, and Rock Creek’s Ethan Mitchell scoring six of his nine points in the second quarter - including a buzzer beater just before halftime.
The shot cut Silo’s lead to 24-16. The Rebels outscored Rock Creek 33-11 in the second half and held the Mustangs to just three points in the fourth quarter.
Second half highlights included House returning the favor and blocking Nash Hestily’s shot, but Hestily got it back for two. House and Shives then scored back to back three-point plays to put the game out of reach at 34-22.
A heated battle for a loose ball led to a technical foul on Rock Creek late in the third. Silo’s Justin Baxter scored four points in the closing minutes which brought the loudest yells from the Rebel faithful.
House finished with 11 points, Leonard Sandler had 10, Jarris Hamilton had four, Hunter Jackson scored three and Garrett Hayes added a free throw. Andrew Bolin had several assists.
After Mitchell’s nine for Rock Creek, Bronson Burns had six, Toby McIntyre and Hestily had four each, while Tyler Parker and Josh Eiler scored two apiece.
Rock Creek (1-2) hosts Achille on Tuesday and travels to Fort Towson on Thursday.