Town Crier Sports Staff
Riverside pushed their record to 8-1 on the season, picking up a pair of victories, but lost star center Glen Graham to a knee injury in the process. Graham is expected to miss up to three weeks with a partially torn MCL.
The Rebels downed Rector 69-56 on the road Tuesday night as senior guard Garrett Weaver poured in 26 points. Cody Richardson and Casey Hook chipped in 14 points apiece as the Rebels improved to 2-0 in 2A-3 conference play.
Derek Wyss scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Rector, while Justin Duke and Jackey Graham pitched in 12 and 11 points respectively. The Cougars held a 33-32 halftime lead but watched Riverside storm back to take the win.
Riverside won the junior game 44-26.
Riverside traveled to Lepanto Friday night and blasted East Poinsett County 75-41. Senior point guard Cody Richardson scored a season high 20 points to lead the Rebels. Garrett Weaver pumped in 14 points while Bradley Tucker had eight points and 11 boards.
Chris Davis scored nine points to lead the Warriors, who fell to 0-2 on the year.
Riverside led 23-8 after the first period, 35-24 at the half, and outscored EPC 24-8 in the third quarter to blow the game open, taking a 59-32 lead after three periods.
Riverside dropped the junior game 45-38.
Riverside will return to action Tuesday night when they host archrival Buffalo Island Central at Caraway.
The Lady Rebels rolled to a pair of wins, knocking off Rector 56-46 in 2A-3 action before downing Ridgefield Christian 60-27 in non-conference play.
Morgan Emery hit 11-12 free throws and scored a game high 21 points to lead Riverside past the Lady Cougars. Katey Campbell pitched in 15 points while Kelsey Turner drilled three treys on her way to nine points. Brianna Driver scored five, Kailey Holt tallied three while Michelle Cobb added one to round out the Lady Rebel attack. Riverside finished the night 25-35 from the foul line and hit five three pointers.
Hannah Parsley scored 19 points while Hillary Calhoun added 10 more to lead Rector. The Lady Cougars hit 9-12 free throws and made five three pointers.
Seventh grader Lauren Weaver poured in a career high 31 points to lead Riverside to a 43-40 come from behind win against Rector. The Lady Rebels (6-1, 2-0) also got seven points from Kyley Campbell. Rebekkah Frayer scored four points while Taylor Boness added one. Riverside hit 13-25 free throws and made one trey.
Holly Dudley pumped in a career high 21 points, including six three pointers, to lead Riverside past Ridgefield Christian Thursday night at Lake City. Riverside outscored Ridgefield 31-6 in the second quarter to take a 39-8 lead into the dressing room at the half. Ragan Stone led Ridgefield with 10 points.
Riverside claimed the junior high contest 42-27 as Kayleigh Wilson scored 10 points to pace the Lady Rebels. Neeley Ray led Ridgefield with 13 points.
The Lady Rebels will take on BIC Monday night at Monette.