The Leading Rebels fell to Pennsylvania Kings 120-108 on Saturday in the first match of a new state rivalry between two teams in the basketball league.
Former rebel coach Sergio Affre coached Kings, who pulled away 22-12 after taking a 98-96 lead in the middle of the fourth quarter. Pennsylvania (2-6) scored 12 unanswered points during the game’s seal as fatigue and poor shooting hurt the rebels (4-3) later in the game.
After reading Khary Mauras in Highgrad and returning to Geigle, Kings scored the highest 33 points in the game.
Trenity Birdine scored the team’s highest 25 points in Reading, and Donovan Jack scored the team’s highest 17 rebounds and 15 points. Richard McCarrop scored 21 points and Julian Devose scored 18 points against the rebels.
The rebels chased Kings 45-51 in half-time.
Reading showed some life in the third quarter by outscoring Kings 36-27 and taking the lead of 81-78 in the fourth quarter. Gilbenz scored eight of his 16 points from the bench in the third quarter to help Reading regain the lead. Benz shot 4-of-6 in a 3-pointer attempt, making the third two.
Reading shot 43.4% from the field and crossed the arc to 9/26. Pennsylvania shot 26, 23 from the free throw line.
Reading, who will face the Tristate Admirals in New York on Sunday, will face Kings again at Lancaster Mennonites on May 1st at 3:00 pm.
Reading Rebel basketball team falls to Pennsylvania Kings 120-108
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