Quick Rebels zip past Spartans

Gladbrook-Reinbeck's Jackson Kiburis drives to the basket during Friday's game at Grundy Center. (Jake Ryder photo)

Gladbrook-Reinbeck boys basketball can't exactly go toe-to-toe with some of Grundy Center's big players in the post.


What the Rebels could do was disrupt the Spartans' half-court offense, with G-R's three experienced guards – Jackson Kiburis, Eli Thede and Tyler Tscherter – wreaking havoc in the passing lanes as G-R got some easy buckets early and hit free throws down the stretch to seal a 52-36 victory against Grundy Center on Friday.


Kiburis led the Rebels with 25 points, including 14-of-17 shooting at the free-throw line. Tyler Tscherter contributed 10 points and Dylan Riffey and Thede dropped in six points each.


"We had to make sure guys like [Joe] Johnson or [Tanner] Appel couldn't get inside position on us for easy buckets," Jackson Kiburis said. "We definitely limited their buckets and executed well."


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