Frigid shooting night spoils Riverside's Homecoming
Marmaduke took advantage of Riverside's frigid second half shooting woes to rally for a 53-38 come-from-behind victory, spoiling the Rebel's homecoming in 2A-3 conference action Friday night at Lake City.
Riverside took a 25-24 edge into the dressing room at the half, after leading by as many as five point in the second quarter. But the Rebels went ice cold from the field in the third period, scoring only six points, all from the free throw line.
The Greyhounds took advantage, grabbing a 32-27 lead after back to back three pointers from Jacob Nolen, sandwiched around a two point bucket by Tyler Nailing with 4:04 left in the third quarter. Marmaduke took a 36-31 advantage into the final frame and put the game away, hitting 12-13 free throws down the stretch to claim the victory.
"Two for 22 from the field in the second half is self explanatory," said Riverside coach Buster Campbell. "When you shoot like that you aren't going to win any games."
"The officials let us play physical and I thought we were the most physical team tonight, especially in the second half," said Greyhound coach Steve Richey. "We also had a good night at the free throw line, going 24-36. We were able to get the ball to the inside and draw some fouls. We got several offensive stick-backs, which were big. After losing to BIC Tuesday night, our backs were against the wall, so this was a big win for us."
Colton Hale led Marmaduke with 15 points while Nolen and Nailing added 14 and 10 points respectively.
Riverside, which hit 17-25 free throws, was led by Jake Love who finished with 14 points. Cole Winford scored eight, Josh Anderson netted seven, Tyler Rolland added six while M.J. Brewer contributed three.
The Rebels began the week dropping a 60-42 decision to Turrell. The Rockets placed three players in double figures, led by Paris Jeans who scored 18 points. Warren Boyd had 14 while Joshua Miller added 12.
Riverside was led by Jake Love who scored a game high 19 points. Cole Winford chipped in nine, Tyler Rolland scored six, Josh Anderson tallied four, M.J. Brewer netted three while Jake Emery pitched in one point to round out the Rebel scoring. Riverside hurt its cause by making just 15-28 from the free throw line.
The Rebels held a 17-10 lead after the first quarter and took a 26-25 edge into the dressing room at the half. Turrell rallied in the third period, outscoring Riverside 14-7 to take a 39-33 lead into the final period.
In junior high action, Riverside dropped a pair of games, losing to Marmaduke 53-42 and Turrell 53-49.
Logan Meurer led Riverside with 14 points in the loss to Marmaduke while Braden Peaster added 10. Dylan Wright scored seven, Alteeno Sain and Ben Hensley added four points apiece while Jake Spencer chipped in three points.
Denver Knight led Marmaduke with a game high 22 points while T.W. Brumley added 10 points. The Greyhounds nailed 18-24 free throws on the night.
Riverside led 11-10 after the first quarter before Marmaduke rallied for a 21-13 halftime advantage. The Greyhounds took a 35-25 lead into the fourth period.
Logan Meurer poured in a team high 26 points against Turrell while Alteeno Sain and Braden Peaster added 12 and 10 points respectively. Dylan Wright chipped in one point.
Tammis Sturdivant pumped in a game high 29 points, including six three pointers, to lead the Rockets.
The Rebels jumped to a 22-12 lead after the first quarter and held a 30-23 advantage at the half. Turrell bounced back to take a 40-36 edge after three periods of play.
Riverside will return to action Tuesday night, traveling to Marked Tree before journeying to Lepanto to take on league leading East Poinsett County Friday night in a pair of 2A-3 conference battles.