Lady Rebels Take Two at "The Pit"
Riverside's Lady Rebels improved to 6-1 on the season with a pair of victories last week. The Lady Rebels defeated Maynard 47-44 in a key 3AA North match-up Monday night at Lake City and then ripped Harrisburg 65-32 Thursday night, also at Lake City.
Marisa Johnson hit the go-ahead free throws in the final minute of action as Riverside rallied to knock off Maynard. The Lady Rebels trailed almost the entire game against the Lady Tigers before pulling out the win as Johnson poured in a game high 23 points to lead Riverside, who evened their conference mark at 1-1.
Maynard led 14-12 after the first quarter, 27-24 at the half, and 38-30 after three period of play, before Riverside outscored Maynard 17-6 to gain the win.
Sam Dunigan scored eight points, while Natasha Coffey and Kelsey Turner added six points each. Turner nailed back to back three pointers to knot the score at 44 apiece before Johnson put the Lady Rebels ahead to stay. Coffey tacked on the Rebels final point by hitting a free throw with 19 seconds left. Emilee Hook rounded out the Rebel scoring with four points. Riverside finished 11-15 from the free throw line and hit four three pointers on the night.
Maynard was led by Ashley Kerley with 13 points while Megan Flanagan added 11. Maynard shot a dismal 3-16 from the foul stripe and managed only one trey on the night.
Riverside withstood an early barrage of three's in their victory over Harrisburg as Johnson led the Lady Rebels with 14 points while Kassie Douglas and Natasha Coffey pitched in 11 and 10 points respectively. Emilee Hook scored eight points, Emma Wilson netted six, Kasey Davis had five, Sam Dunigan and Jamie Lawrence scored four apiece while Kelsey Turner added three for the Rebels. Riverside hit 12-15 from the free throw line and had one three pointer.
Harrisburg was led by Candice Eskridge with 12 points. Harrisburg finished 3-7 from the foul stripe and had five treys on the night, four of which came in the first quarter of play.
In junior high action, Riverside picked up a pair of wins, 39-37 over Maynard and 34-25 over Harrisburg.
Riverside hit 14-19 free throws in defeating Maynard as Briana Driver led the Lady Rebels with a game high 18 points. Katey Campbell scored eight points, Morgan Emery had seven, Kailey Holt netted six while Anne Marie Johnson added two to round out the Rebel attack.
Maynard was led by Cheyanne Hollowell with 16 points while Sarah Blackwell added 13. Maynard struggled at the free throw line, hitting only 5-14 attempts while failing to make a three.
Morgan Emery hit two three pointers and scored 10 points to lead Riverside past Harrisburg. Briana Driver pitched in nine points, Anne Marie Johnson scored four, Katey Campbell, Katlin Brewer, and Michelle Cobb netted three points each, while Ashley Calvert added two points.
Jodie McNew led Harrisburg with eight points.
The Lady Rebels will return to action Monday night when they host East Poinsett County in a non-conference match-up at Caraway. Riverside will travel to Gosnell Thursday night for another non-conference game against the Lady Pirates.