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Riverside Boys Basketball Roundup

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Town Crier Sports Staff

Riverside avoided an 0-2 start to the 2007-2008 basketball season by rallying past Armorel 57-53 Friday night in senior boys action at Caraway. The Rebels (1-1) opened the season Thursday night, dropping a hard fought 60-55 game to Marmaduke at Lake City.

Glen Graham recorded a double-double in the Riverside win over the Tigers, scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Garrett Weaver pumped in 13 points while senior Casey Hook also scored in double digits for the second straight night, connecting for 11 points.

The Rebels led 14-12 after the first quarter before Armorel rallied to take a 23-22 lead into the dressing room at the half. The Tigers increased their lead to 42-39 after three quarters before Riverside's offense came alive, scoring 18 fourth quarter points to pull out the victory.

Senior point guard Cody Richardson scored six points and dished out six assists while senior Bradley Tucker had two points and six boards. Travis Mays added one point.

Hunter Kortan poured in 24 points to lead three Tigers in double figures. Kyle Cassidy scored 15 while Brian Broach added 11 more.

Allan Simpson scored 16 points while Chris Foresythe pumped in five three pointers in scoring 15 more to lead Marmaduke past Riverside on opening night. Trent Smith added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Greyhounds.

Glen Graham poured in 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked six shots while Garrett Weaver added 18 points to lead the Rebel attack. Casey Hook scored 12 points while Bradley Tucker had five points and nine rebounds for the Rebels. Riverside connected on 13-18 from the foul line.

The Rebels lead by as many as 12 points in the first half before watching Marmaduke storm back to take a 33-28 lead at intermission. The Greyhounds carried a 47-45 edge into the fourth quarter.

"Marmaduke is just hard for us to guard, especially Trent Smith," said Riverside Coach Buster Campbell. "We talked about guarding Foresythe for two days, and then we let him hit five three pointers on us. When that happens, I have to question how much we really want to win. We have good players that aren't playing good. We have got to get tougher. We had a bad first half against Armorel, but you have to give them credit. They are very competitive. Glen has played well for us so far, and Casey has improved quite a bit. We are showing flashes of being really good, but the flashes are too far between. As always, our fans were good. We have great fans and they really helped bring us back in the game against Armorel."

In junior high action, Riverside came away with a pair of wins, downing Marmaduke

49-29 and Armorel 52-31.

Eighth grader Morgan Fletcher led Riverside past Armorel, scoring 13 points. Luke Moyer had nine points while Jacob Love and Chris Hood scored seven and six points respectively. Jake Emery netted five, Cole Winford and Josh Anderson tallied three points apiece, while M.J. Brewer and Coby Blagg added two points each. Mitchell Staggs and Cody Williams contributed one point apiece to round out the Rebel scoring.

Zach Skelton and Jason Lawrence led Armorel with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Riverside bolted to a 19-3 first period lead and led 27-15 at the half before stretching their advantage to 44-19 after three quarters.

In the junior Rebels win over Marmaduke, Moyer poured in a game high 17 points while Love added 12 more to lead Riverside. Fletcher had nine points while Emery scored six and Hood added two.

Riverside led 17-6 after the first period and 27-16 at the half. The Rebels took a 46-22 lead into the final frame.

Morgan Hawley led Marmaduke with 14 points.

Riverside will return to action Tuesday night, hosting Weiner at Lake City, before traveling to Manila to take on the Lions Thursday night.

The Junior Rebels will participate in the Marmaduke Invitational Tournament Oct. 22-27 at Marmaduke.

Riverside Boys Basketball Roundup

Riverside avoided an 0-2 start to the 2007-2008 basketball season by rallying past Armorel 57-53 Friday night in senior boys action at Caraway. The Rebels (1-1) opened the season Thursday night, dropping a hard fought 60-55 game to Marmaduke at Lake City.

Glen Graham recorded a double-double in the Riverside win over the Tigers, scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Garrett Weaver pumped in 13 points while senior Casey Hook also scored in double digits for the second straight night, connecting for 11 points.

The Rebels led 14-12 after the first quarter before Armorel rallied to take a 23-22 lead into the dressing room at the half. The Tigers increased their lead to 42-39 after three quarters before Riverside's offense came alive, scoring 18 fourth quarter points to pull out the victory.

Senior point guard Cody Richardson scored six points and dished out six assists while senior Bradley Tucker had two points and six boards. Travis Mays added one point.

Hunter Kortan poured in 24 points to lead three Tigers in double figures. Kyle Cassidy scored 15 while Brian Broach added 11 more.

Allan Simpson scored 16 points while Chris Foresythe pumped in five three pointers in scoring 15 more to lead Marmaduke past Riverside on opening night. Trent Smith added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Greyhounds.

Glen Graham poured in 20 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked six shots while Garrett Weaver added 18 points to lead the Rebel attack. Casey Hook scored 12 points while Bradley Tucker had five points and nine rebounds for the Rebels. Riverside connected on 13-18 from the foul line.

The Rebels lead by as many as 12 points in the first half before watching Marmaduke storm back to take a 33-28 lead at intermission. The Greyhounds carried a 47-45 edge into the fourth quarter.

"Marmaduke is just hard for us to guard, especially Trent Smith," said Riverside Coach Buster Campbell. "We talked about guarding Foresythe for two days, and then we let him hit five three pointers on us. When that happens, I have to question how much we really want to win. We have good players that aren't playing good. We have got to get tougher. We had a bad first half against Armorel, but you have to give them credit. They are very competitive. Glen has played well for us so far, and Casey has improved quite a bit. We are showing flashes of being really good, but the flashes are too far between. As always, our fans were good. We have great fans and they really helped bring us back in the game against Armorel," concluded Campbell.

In junior high action, Riverside came away with a pair of wins, downing Marmaduke

49-29 and Armorel 52-31.

Eighth grader Morgan Fletcher led Riverside past Armorel, scoring 13 points. Luke Moyer had nine points while Jacob Love and Chris Hood scored seven and six points respectively. Jake Emery netted five, Cole Winford and Josh Anderson tallied three points apiece, while M. J. Brewer and Coby Blagg added two points each. Mitchell Staggs and Cody Williams contributed one point apiece to round out the Rebel scoring.

Zach Skelton and Jason Lawrence led Armorel with 12 and 10 points respectively.

Riverside bolted to a 19-3 first period lead and led 27-15 at the half before stretching their advantage to 44-19 after three quarters.

In the junior Rebels win over Marmaduke, Moyer poured in a game high 17 points while Love added 12 more to lead Riverside. Fletcher had nine points while Emery scored six and Hood added two.

Riverside led 17-6 after the first period and 27-16 at the half. The Rebels took a 46-22 lead into the final frame.

Morgan Hawley led Marmaduke with 14 points.

Riverside will return to action Tuesday night, hosting Weiner at Lake City.

The Junior Rebels will participate in the Marmaduke Invitational Tournament October 22-27 at Marmaduke.



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