CONRAD - Gladbrook-Reinbeck fell behind early to both AGWSR and Dike-New Hartford in losses last weekend.
BCLUW was the next to jump on the Rebels at the start, but Gladbrook-Reinbeck didn't stay down long.
The Rebels got going and didn't let up for a 73-35 victory over the host Comets in NICL West boys' basketball on Tuesday.
Freshman Zach Pierce led Gladbrook-Reinbeck (7-5, 7-3) with 15 points. Parker Bolt finished with 14 points, Colby Luethje 11 and Jacob Smoldt nine.
"The last two games we played some pretty good teams and we were a step off on the offensive end," said Gladbrook-Reinbeck head coach Scott Kiburis. "The offense wasn't there and we were getting behind early too. It was nice to have a good offensive output in the first quarter to get ourselves going."
BCLUW (4-10, 3-7) jumped ahead 10-5 before things started to get away from them. The Rebels pushed ahead 21-14 at the end of the opening quarter and held a 38-24 advantage at halftime.
Cole Thompson finished with a game-high 17 points to lead the Comets. Zach Cashin added seven points.
"We talked about getting off to a fast start tonight and we did. We thought they would come out with a little pressure and a zone and they did. Zach and Cole made some shots to start the game and you're thinking you're in a good place," said BCLUW head coach Curt Paugh.
"Then I just think we didn't bring the intensity on the defensive end."
Gladbrook-Reinbeck's defense held BCLUW to single-digit outputs in both the third and fourth quarters to extend the margin.
"Defensive we tried to mostly be in our zone," Kiburis said. "When we did go to a little bit of a press we brought Chase Clark in and he did a really good job of getting us going on the point of that press and getting us a little spurt."
Thompson added three steals and three assists for BCLUW. Cashin also had three assists, while Chad Frazer had a team-high six rebounds. The Comets had a tough night on the glass as the Rebels were at least a plus-20 in rebounding, Paugh said.
Gladbrook-Reinbeck, currently third in the NICL West, hosts Grundy Center on Friday. BCLUW travels to conference leader and Class 2A No. 1 West Marshall.
"It sure doesn't get easier going to State Center on Friday, but for us it's all about trying to get better every day and we'll do that tomorrow," Paugh said.