Riverside's lady Rebels improved to 5-1 on the year as they notched wins over Manila and Armorel last week. The Lady Rebels thrashed the Lady Tigers of Armorel 79-36 last Tuesday night in Lake City, and then defeated the Manila Lady Lions 43-30 last Thursday night at Caraway.
Riverside led just 6-4 after the first quarter but extended their lead to 17-12 when the two teams headed into their locker rooms at the half. The Lady Rebels added to their lead as the third quarter ended with Riverside ahead 27-17.
Riverside Head Coach Greg Rainwater said, "It was not a pretty game to watch. I don't think we'll be seeing it on ESPN Classic anytime soon, but it was a good hard fought battle like a Manila-Riverside game usually is. We're glad to come out on top. I don't know that either team went home real thrilled with the product, but we'll take the win."
Rainwater gave credit to the Lady Lions who were without Natalie Tippy, stating, "They battled us pretty good without her."
Although Rainwater was not real pleased with the effort of his team, he was pleased with the performance of his senior guard/forward Amanda Dunigan who scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against Manila.
"Amanda played pretty well," added Rainwater.
Rounding out the scoring attack for Riverside was Amanda Milligan with nine points, Miranda Stephens with seven, Emily Hook with four, Sam Dunigan with three, and Miranda Boyd and Ashley Foster with two each. Riverside was 6 of 11 from the free-throw line.
Amanda Henson led the Lions with 11 points. Michelle Eubanks scored six, Ashley Girdley contributed five, Deborah White added four, and Audrey Booth and Julie Dawson each scored two points for Manila. The Lady Lions made 6 of 12 free throws.
Riverside 79 Armorel 36
Earlier in the week, Riverside defeated Armorel behind a strong performance by junior Ashley Foster who scored 22 points, followed by Amanda Dunigan's 20 points. Miranda Stephens added 13 points for the Rebels, and Sam Dunigan and Emily Hook each notched six points. Amanda Milligan and Magan Adams scored three apiece while Keryn Douglas and Miranda Boyd rounded out the scoring with two points for the Rebels.
Abbey Bougue led Armorel with 13 points.
In Junior high actions, Riverside defeated Manila 32-23, as Marissa Johnson scored 23 points for the Lady Rebels. Kelsey Turner added four, Morgan Emery scored three, and Kassie Douglas rounded out the scoring attack with two points for Riverside.
Katie Veach led Manila with nine points, followed by Rachel Cheadle with five points. Michelle Daniel scored three, while Tissy Chipman, Annette Hiser, and Kari Rameriz each added two points for Manila.
The Junior Lady Rebels also defeated the Lady Tigers of Armorel by a score of 39-27. Marissa Johnson and Morgan Emery scored 13 and 12 points respectively for Riverside while Kelsey Turner added eight points. Kassie Douglas, Kasey Davis and Christina Ferrara each scored two points.
Brittany brooks led Armorel with eight points.
In seventh grade action, Riverside won 21-12 over Manila.
Brianna Driver and Katlin Brewer scored four each, while Morgan Emery and Ann Marie Johnson each added three for the Rebels. Katie Campbell, Holly Dudley and Tiffany Alsup pitched in two each, and Kailey Holt added one point to round out Riverside's scoring attack.
Rebekka White led Manila with six points, followed by Kelcie Misner with four, and Colleen Kemp with two points.
Riverside will host Maynard in 3AA North Conference action on Tuesday night before playing another home contest against Harrisburg in non-conference play.