Town Crier Sports Staff
Riverside got off to a hot start to the 2006-2007 basketball season with a pair of victories over Marmaduke and Armorel last week in senior boys action.
The Rebels won their season opener with a 75-53 shellacking of the Greyhounds Thursday night at Marmaduke before rolling over Armorel 70-44 in their home opener Friday night at Caraway.
Jordan Adcock and Garrett Weaver scored 20 points apiece while Glen Graham added 18 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the Rebel's win over Marmaduke.
Riverside jumped to an 18-10 first quarter lead and held a 34-27 advantage at the half. The Rebels outscored Marmaduke 21-9 in the third period to take a 55-36 lead entering the final frame.
Michael Lawrence added seven points while Cody Richardson scored four. Tyler Warhurst netted three, Nathan Eldridge contributed two and Caleb McCluskey scored one to round out the Rebel attack.
Trent Smith led all scorers in pacing Marmaduke with 25 points while Ben Jordan added 13.
In the junior boys game, the Rebels rallied for a 40-36 win over Marmaduke. Blake Hogan led Riverside with 12 points. Daniel McCormick scored nine, Dewayne Schrader had eight, Josh Driver netted six while Sam Elam scored five to pace the Rebels.
Marmaduke was led by Tyler Nailing who scored 13 points while Jacob Nolen added eight.
In Riverside's victory over Armorel, the Rebels put four players in double figures led by Garrett Weaver's 18 points. Glen Graham scored 14, Cody Richardson had 13 points and six assists, while Jordan Adcock added 12. Casey Hook scored seven, Caleb McCluskey and Shawn Boatman netted two points each while Michael Lawrence and Cody O'Guinn added a point apiece.
The Rebels led 18-16 after the first period and held a 31-28 halftime edge. Riverside outscored the Tigers 21-4 in the third quarter to pull away to a 52-32 advantage entering the final frame.
Houston Talmage paced Armorel with 14 points.
In girls action, Riverside won the senior high game 66-42 and completed the sweep with a 39-35 victory in the junior high contest over the Lady Tigers.
Marisa Johnson led Riverside with 20 points while Briana Driver scored 18 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Katey Campbell also hit double figures for the Lady Rebels with 10 points.