Riverside improved to 5-10 overall and picked up its first league win of the year with a 58-55 victory over Marked Tree Friday night at Caraway.
Jake Love pumped in 16 points to lead the Rebels while Cole Winford also hit double digits with 11 points. The Rebels led 18-13 after the first quarter, 33-22 at the half and 45-39 entering the fourth quarter.
Marked Tree's Jarvis Smith led all scorers with 21 points.
The Rebels dropped a 58-42 decision Tuesday night at Marmaduke. The Greyhounds (13-5, 2-1 2A-3) rallied from a 24-22 halftime deficit, outscoring Riverside 36-18 in the second half to pull out the win.
Morgan Hawley led Marmaduke with 19 points while Colton Hale recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Jake Love led all scorers with 20 points while Cole Winford added 10 to pace Riverside.
The Rebels begin NEA Tournament play Monday, Dec. 21, at 4:30 against Rector.
In junior high action, Riverside dropped a pair of games, losing 63-38 to Marmaduke and 48-42 against Marked Tree.
In senior girls play, the Lady Rebels improved to 9-7 on the season, crushing Marked Tree 48-21 Friday night at Caraway.
Meagan Goza scored 19 points and snagged nine rebounds to lead the Lady Rebels. Becca Frayer also hit double digits with 11 points. The victory evened Riverside's conference mark at 2-2.
Riverside fell to Marmaduke earlier in the week 49-37. Morgan Hatcher scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Lady Greyhounds, who rallied from a 25-18 halftime deficit.
The Lady Rebels went cold from the field, scoring only four third period points while being outscored 31-12 in the second half.
Michelle Cobb led Riverside in scoring with 12 points.
Riverside begins NEA Tournament play as the number eight seed, and will face ninth seeded Marmaduke Wednesday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 p.m.