BY DARREN REESE
SUN SPORTS EDITOR
The South Greene boys were mired in a four-game losing streak that started with a defeat at North Greene less than two weeks ago.
But head coach Terry Hoese remained hopeful that his team could get things turned around in time for the postseason.
Friday night's game may go along way toward that.
South Greene avenged that loss to the Huskies as Logan Tweed and Daniel Lowery combined for 38 points in a 65-54 decision on Rebel Hill.
The win improves the Rebels to 4-3 in District 1-A and keeps them in a tie for second place in the league standings. The top two teams get a bye for next month's district tournament.
Hampton is undefeated in district play and is three up on the field.
"This was a big win," South Greene head coach Terry Hoese said. "In this district, they are all big."
"This keeps us in there in the mix for second place, and that's what it's all about right now."
Tweed finished with 20 points, all of which came in the second and third quarters. He scored 13 in the third - including three triples - and was instrumental in keeping South Greene comfortably out in front after they had built a 29-16 cushion at intermission.
"Logan played phenomenal," Hoese said. "That's the best game I've seen him have in a long time."
"Some other guys didn't score what they normally do, and Logan stepped up and picked up the slack."
Lowery finished with 18, Nick Fillers 12 and Luca Gessner 10.
"We made some shots tonight," Hoese said. "That was the difference."
"I've known all year long that we're not capable of getting a lot of points inside against bigger teams. We have to take shots and count on making them."
The first part of the game was a low-scoring, back-and-forth affair, but a three pointer by Fillers at the 4:45 mark of the second quarter put South Greene in front for good at 13-11.
The Rebels ended the stanza on a 18-5 run. Fillers had eight points in the second, Tweed had seven and Lowery had five.
South Greene spent the majority of the third quarter trying to pull away.
The Huskies cut the margin to nine on a couple of occasions, but each time they scored Tweed had an answer. He drained a three at the 3:20 mark after North Greene had cut it to nine, and then added another long-range shot a minute later to give South Greene its biggest lead up to that point at 42-27.
Zane Britton, Tyler Bailey, and Brett Pollock helped keep things from getting any worse. Pollock had 14 second-half points, including eight in the fourth quarter, while Britton and Bailey scored 10 and nine respectively in the second half.
That helped the Huskies cut it to seven at one juncture, 48-41, but South Greene made 15-of-19 free throws in the fourth quarter to stay in front.