Riverside destroys Maynard 72-26
Riverside Coach Buster Campbell claimed his 600th career victory Friday night as the Riverside Rebels rolled over a short handed Maynard Tiger team 72-26 in 3AA North Conference action at Caraway.
Campbell, who is in his 29th season in the district, has a career record of 600-421 on the senior high level. Campbell's victories include the combined records of the former Caraway High School and Riverside, which is a consolidation of Caraway and Lake City.
Tyler Timms posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Rebels, who jumped to an 11-0 lead and never looked back in improving their record to 18-8 overall and 8-4 in conference play.
Riverside led 23-11 after the first quarter and 35-16 at the half before extending their margin to 55-22 after three quarters of play. Riverside led by as many as 50 points, 72-22, before the Tigers scored the last four points of the game to set the final margin.
Zach Ridge and Jordan Adcock both scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds apiece while M.J. Emery tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and five steals. Bryce Eldridge came off the bench and hit three treys to finish with nine points, while Zac Reynolds scored five points, dished out 12 assists, and added four steals. Michael Lawrence rounded out the Rebel scoring with two points. Caleb McCluskey came off the bench to grab four rebounds and made two steals. Riverside finished 5-7 from the free throw line and nailed nine three pointers on the night.
Maynard, playing without the area's leading scorer, Cory Watson, and the Tigers' second leading scorer, Adam Blackwell, was led by Mark Blackwell, who finished with eight points. The Tigers hit 2-6 from the free throw line while finishing 0-15 from behind the three point line.
In junior high action, Riverside bounced the Tigers 60-34 as Garrett Weaver scored a game high 22 points, dished out eight assists, and made four steals. Six foot six inch freshman Glen Graham had 20 points and six rebounds. Cody Richardson scored seven points, grabbed six rebounds, handed out five assists, blocked five shots and added four steals. Casey Hook scored five points while Bradley Tucker, Nathan Eldridge and Cody O'Guinn finished off the Rebel scoring with two points apiece. Riverside finished 6-9 from the charity stripe and hit two treys on the evening.
Maynard was led by Jake Redwine who had 15 points, while Derek Waddell added 13 more. The Tigers were 8-10 from the charity stripe and had four three pointers on the night.
Riverside will return to action Monday night with an unscheduled game against Rivercrest at Lake City. This will be a senior boys game only which will follow the Maynard-Riverside junior and senior girls games. The Rebels will return to conference action Tuesday night with their annual Senior night as they host the Piggott Mohawks at Lake City before entertaining Marmaduke Friday night at Caraway.