Lady Rebels Improve to 7-2

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Town Crier Sports Staff

The Riverside Lady Rebels split a pair of non-conference games last week, losing to East Poinsett County 60-39 Monday night at Caraway before bouncing back to trounce Gosnell 80-31 Thursday night at Gosnell.

Sophomore Kasey Davis poured in a career high 21 points to lead the Lady Rebel onslaught against Gosnell. Natasha Coffey scored 13 points while Sam Dunigan and Marisa Johnson added 10 apiece as Riverside placed four players in double figures. Sophomore point guard Kelsey Turner dished out 10 assists as the Rebels improved to 7-2 on the season.

Riverside led 37-26 at the half but exploded in the second half, outscoring the Lady Pirates 22-5 in the third quarter and 21-0 in the final frame to blow the game open.

Riverside ran into a red hot shooting East Poinsett County team Monday night as the Lady Warriors opened their season with a 21 point win at Caraway. The Lady Warriors shot a blistering 64% from the field in the first half to build a double digit lead they would never give up. Freshman sensation Jordan Madden led the Lady Warriors with 16 points while older sister Sade Madden and Samantha King added 10 points apiece.

Riverside was led by Marisa Johnson who scored 11 points.

In junior high action, the Lady Rebels scored a pair of victories. Riverside downed EPC 48-32 behind Katey Campbell and Briana Driver who scored 15 and 14 points respectively. Riverside came back Thursday night and defeated Gosnell.

Riverside will return to action Monday night as they travel to Piggott to battle the Lady Mohawks in a key 3AA North Conference game.

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