Cards breeze by the Rebels in Marion County tournament


Kelsey Jones

Attempting a layup, senior Brevin Jefferson scored the most points during the game. Jefferson scored a total of 20 points.

The boys basketball team rolled over the Roncalli Rebels in the first round of the Marion County Basketball Tournament on Jan. 14. With a final score of 60-49, the Cards’ record moves to 6-7.

This is their second win in a row after the Cards ended their six-game losing streak with a win against New Palestine on Jan. 11.

Tonight, the Cards were led by senior Brevin Jefferson and freshman AJ Dancler. Jefferson was the leading scorer for the game, finishing with 20 points, followed by Dancler who ended with 14. 

The Cards were only leading the Rebels 13-10 at the end of the first quarter after missing most of their shots. But after outscoring the Rebels by five points in the second quarter, they were able to jog into the locker room leading the Rebels 28-20. 

In the third quarter, the Cards put up less points than either of the first two quarters and allowed the Rebels to get within five points. 

The Cards were able to make free throws and close out the game, sending the Rebels to the buses with a loss and knocking them out of the tournament. 

On Jan. 15, the Cards are scheduled to head to Lawrence Central at 6:30 p.m. to face the Bears in the second round of the tournament.