Town Crier Sports Staff
Riverside knocked off host Bay 44-27 while Buffalo Island Central took care of Rector 42-27 as both schools advanced to the finals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Championship Thursday night at Bay.
Lauren Weaver led a balanced Lady Rebel scoring attack with 13 points while Kyley Campbell added 11 more. Kendra Staggs netted nine, Rebekkah Frayer tallied eight, while Taylor Boness and Brittany Douglas added two points apiece. Riverside finished 15-23 from the foul line and hit two treys.
Chelsie Jones led Bay with 13 points. The Lady Jackets hit 1-5 free throws and made two three pointers.
Riverside led 11-6 after the first period, 23-11 at the half and 31-17 after three periods.
The Lady Rebels advanced to the semi-finals with a 37-20 victory over Cross County.
Weaver led Riverside with 17 points. The Lady Rebels, who finished 13-28 from the charity stripe and hit two treys, also got six points from Campbell and five from Staggs. Teylor Hill netted three points while Boness and Beth Anne Snyder added two points apiece. Rebbekah Frayer and Allysia Thibodeaux finished with one point each.
In BIC's semi-final victory over Rector, the Lady Mustangs placed three players in double figures, led by Demi Hargrove who finished with 14 points. Brittany Fowler scored 13 while Jenna Pike added 11 more. Taylor Owens netted three while Amber Rolland added one point.
Allison Duncan led Rector with eight points. The Lady Cougars held an 8-7 lead after the first quarter and led 20-15 at the half. BIC battled back in the third quarter to take a 31-27 lead heading into the final frame.
The Lady Mustangs shut out Rector in the final quarter to finish with the 15 point win.
BIC advanced to the semi-finals by thrashing Turrell 60-35, despite a 27 point performance by Lady Rocket Erica Chance.
BIC got 21 points from Fowler and 14 more from Owens. Hargrove and Pike added six points apiece while Kalee James netted five. Chasity Garrett scored four points while Cassidy Qualls and Jacey Sneed added two points apiece.