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The Tampa Bay Rebels fought back from a 17 point haltime deficit but came up just short against the Miami Midnites in a battle for first place in the Florida Basketball Association this past weekend, falling 110-115 at Freedom High School in Tampa. The loss drops Tampa Bay to 6-2 on the season, while Miami improves to 7-1.
Although the Rebels led for several minutes in the first quarter, they found themselves trailing 18-25 as the period came to an end. Miami continued their run in the second, however, as Tampa Bay faced a 45-62 disadvantage at halftime. The Rebels came out extremely focused in the third period, outscoring Miami by 11 points in the quarter, but still trailed 84-90 heading into the final period. After outplaying Miami over the first 10 minutes of the final quarter, the Rebels closed the gap to 108-109 with just over 2 minutes left in the game, but were never able to get the tying or go-ahead basket to fall during those final minutes.
The Rebels were led by Kevin Foster who finished with 28 points and 12 rebounds. Cory Lemons added 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 6 assists, while Brandon Davis finished with 22 points and 3 steals.
Tampa Bay will be back in action on June 28th as they travel to Orlando to play the Florida Flight. To learn more about the Tampa Bay Rebels, please visit us online at www.tampabayrebels.com.