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Rebels play lights out

Everything went right for Thorsby, and everything went wrong for Verbena.

Thorsby defeated their county rival, 76-53, on Monday in the first round of the county basketball tournament.

This was the teams’ third meeting of the season, and the other two had been close.

But the Rebels on Monday used a full-court press defense and an aggressive offense to lead 23-10 after one period, 41-18 at halftime and 58-32 going into the fourth.

Marcus Bray led THS with 17 points, and teammate Evan Bryan scored 16 points.

Verbena’s Brandon White led all scorers with 18 points.