Facing another close finish to keep their perfect start intact, the Red River Rebels men’s basketball squad did what they have all year. They got the job done.
In a rematch of last year’s final, the Rebels beat the CMU Blazers on Nov. 24 by a score of 71-65. It was the first game at home this season that the Rebels didn’t win by 30 or more points – and showed to be their biggest test yet.
The win came on the heels of a 117-65 win over CMU on Nov. 23. Most valuable over the weekend was forward Mike Hebert, who put up big numbers: averaging 16 points, 15 rebounds, six assists and four blocks in the weekend series.
Hebert, a returning player for the Rebels, has been part of a dominant front-court that has consistently beat teams on the boards for the first half of the season. With the break ahead of them, Red River sits at 6-0 and look poised to win their fifth straight men’s basketball title.
They return to the court on Jan. 11, this time going on the road for another game against CMU at 8 p.m.