Riverside's Rebels cruised to their first conference win over Maynard Friday night at Lake City, rolling by the Tigers 65-33.
The Rebels (3-2) led 16-9 after the first quarter, then outscored Maynard 19-4 in the second quarter to go up 35-13 at the half. Riverside led 60-25 after three quarters.
Junior Zac Reynolds scored 24 points for Riverside and dished out six assists, while Michael Dewitt added 11 points. Senior Von McDaniel added seven points, Matt Owens, back from a two-game absence due to a bruised knee, scored six, Zack Ridge contributed five, Blake Stotts scored four, Kris Kelton and Alex Smith scored three each, and Tyler Timms rounded out the Rebel scoring with two points. Riverside was 6 of 9 at the charity stripe.
Josh Cagle led Maynard with 13 points. The Tigers were 6 of 10 from the free-throw line.
Rebel Coach Buster Campbell was pleased with his team's performance.
"Reynolds tore them up in the first half defensively. He shot the ball well. Dewitt played solid again. Our big guys did a good job on the boards. We're playing good defense. It was nice to get our first conference win and nice to get Matt Owens back," added Campbell.
In Junior high action, Riverside soundly defeated the Tigers 51-19, led by Jordan Adcock who pumped in 19 points, including five treys. Caleb McCluskey and Michael Lawrence added eight each, followed by Glenn Graham, Brandon Davis and Cody Richardson scoring four apiece. Rounding out the Rebel offensive attack was Travis Mays and Jacob Saffel with two points each. Riverside was 0-2 from the charity stripe.
The Junior Rebels led 17-1 after the first period and 35-7 at the half. Riverside continued their dominance up 49-13 after the third quarter. The Rebels remain unbeaten at 6-0 overall and 1-0 in league play.
Maynard was led by Cody Gustoff with nine points. The Tigers made 6 of 13 free throws.
Riverside 49 Brookland 48
On Tuesday night, Riverside pulled out a thrilling victory over Brookland 49-48 at Caraway. Trailing 48-45, the Rebels' Michael Dewitt nailed a trey with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game, and was fouled on the shot. Dewitt drained the free throw, and after the Bearcats missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 14 seconds to play, Riverside was able to run out the clock and preserve the victory.
The Rebels led 14-6 after the first quarter, and were up 30-21 at the half. Extending their lead to 35-24 after three quarters, the Rebels found themselves down with time running out in the fourth quarter before Dewitt added his heroics.
Dewitt celebrated his 18th birthday in big fashion, leading the Rebels with 23 points, including four treys and four assists. Von McDaniel added eight points, Zac Reynolds scored seven, Matt Snyder netted five, while Zack Ridge, Tyler Timms, and Alex Smith rounded out the Rebel scoring with three, two, and one point respectively. Riverside was 10 of 15 from the free-throw line and made seven 3-pointers on the night.
The Bearcats were led by Brad Morgan with 21 points, followed by David Page with 15 and Andrew Newsome with 10 points. Brookland was 5 of 13 from the charity stripe.
In the junior high game, Riverside defeated Brookland 52-33, behind Glenn Graham's 15 points. Jordan Adcock pumped in 11 points, while Brandon Davis added seven. Garrett Weaver and Bryce Eldridge each scored five points, Cody Richardson netted four, while Adam Carpenter and Caleb McCluskey contributed two points apiece. Travis Mays rounded out the Rebel offensive attack with one point. Riverside was 13 of 27 from the free-throw line.
Richard Mess led the Bearcats with seven points. Brookland was 4 of 16 from the charity stripe.