Jalen McCoy scored 16 points — 12 on four 3-pointers, all of which came in the first half — to lead the Braves (18-3) to a convincing 64-38 win over South Central.
It was the senior’s sharp shooting that kept the hosts in the game in the first quarter when Kyle Pease drained four straight long balls for the Rebels. A three and a second-chance putback by McCoy spurred an 18-2 Borden run that spanned the first and second quarters and buried South Central for good.
After leading for the first six-plus minutes of the game, the Rebels’ offense went south and they hit just six total field goals for the remainder after going 6-for-11 in the first quarter.
Junior Garrett Vick scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Braves. Senior Cody Bachman added 13 points, and senior Michael Lynch tossed in 12 — six during a three-minute spurt in the third quarter when Borden stretched a seven-point lead to a 50-33 advantage.
The Rebels (13-8) were completely barren by the fourth quarter, scoring their only two points on a pair of free-throws by Pease with four minutes to go.