The Rector Lady Cougars gained revenge Monday night over conference rival Riverside with a convincing 57-39 victory on the Cougars' home court.
Riverside had defeated Rector earlier in the year at Caraway, but this time it was the Lady Cougars who turned the tables as Rector placed four players in double figures, led by Abbe McCarroll who scored 11 points. McCarroll was aided by Haley Harmon who posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Tara Shepard and Lauren Faulkner also scored 10 points for the Lady Cougars who improved to 9-10 overall and 5-7 in 3AA North Conference play.
Rector jumped to a 17-5 first quarter lead and extended their margin to 25-9 at the half. The Lady Cougars continued to roll in the second half and led 40-23 after three quarters of play before finishing off Riverside.
Rector shot an astounding 40 free throws, making good on 23 of the attempts while hitting four three pointers on the night.
Riverside had only one player in double figures as Amanda Milligan led the Lady Rebels with 11 points. Three Lady Rebels scored six points apiece: Sam Dunigan, Emilee Hook, and Natasha Coffey. Marisa Johnson and Audrey Booth scored four points each while Ashley Foster rounded out the offensive attack with two points. Riverside finished 11-17 from the foul line.
With the loss, the Lady Rebels dropped to 13-13 overall and 3-8 in conference play.
In junior high action, Riverside remained undefeated in conference play with a 43-32 win behind Brianna Driver's 13 points. Kassie Douglas scored seven points, Kasey Davis had five, Morgan Emery netted four, Kelsey Turner added three, while Kailey Holt contributed two to round out the Riverside attack. Riverside finished 8-15 from the charity stripe and hit one three pointer on the night.
Rector was led by Hannah Parsley who had a game high 17 points. The Lady Cougars were 12-20 from the foul line.
Rector led 8-6 after the first period before Riverside rallied to tie the score 16-16 at the half. Riverside took charge in the third period and forged ahead 27-19 on their way to their 11th conference win of the season.