The Rebels went up against Waynesboro and came away a 73-53 winner, while North Hagerstown took care of Middletown in the nightcap, 66-44.
Also, Loudoun County (Va.) dispatched Smithsburg 72-56 and Washington rolled easily over Brunswick, 86-43.
* Kevin White scored South’s first points, Devon King and Xavier Freeman followed with four each and the Rebels never trailed in beating Waynesboro, from the Mid-Penn Conference.
“We finally ran our offense well in the beginning parts of the game,” South coach Kevin Naylor said. “When he stays awake, Kevin White — he’s a good player.”
White had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Rebels (5-3), who controlled three key junctures of the game to stave off Waynesboro (3-5).
A pair of conventional three-point plays, by King and White, helped South take a 33-22 halftime lead.
Waynesboro did not roll over in the third quarter, even after the Rebels put together a 7-0 run to take a 46-27 lead.
The Indians answered with a 10-0 run and closed to within 46-37 of South.
Things were in doubt until a pair of turnovers led to successive South baskets for a 50-37 lead after three quarters.
“We cut it down to nine and could have been at least to seven, but this is a game of momentum and our turnovers led to their layups,” Waynesboro coach Tom Hoffman said.
“Waynesboro is a quick, scrappy team,” Naylor said. “But we were lucky to control the boards.”
South held a 43-22 advantage on the glass, with 13 rebounds from White, 11 from King and eight from Xavier Freeman, who also had 14 assists and played admirably when King, White and Michael Henson — who scored 10 points — were each in foul trouble.
“We do not match up well with that kind of team,” Hoffman said.
Shaquill Smith led the Indians with 16 points, including three 3-pointers, as Waynesboro hit eight from deep in the game.
* North Hagerstown (5-3) started slowly against Middletown and fell behind 6-0. It wasn’t until Isaiah Keyes’ field goal at the 4:55 mark that the Hubs scored.
Keyes followed with a 3 and the Hubs eventually took the lead 9-8 on two free throws by Max Ober — part of an 11-0 run that gave North a 16-8 lead.
Middletown (0-6) finished the quarter by cutting the deficit to 16-14, but North took charge the rest of the way.
“We came out a little lackadaisical, just had to get our feet under us,” North coach Kevin Hartman said of the early deficit. “I’m happy with the comeback (after Thursday’s loss). We had a good shootaround and it carried over to the game.”