Riverside celebrated the opening of its new basketball arena with a four game sweep of the Armorel Tigers Friday night at Lake City. The night began with a 39-12 victory by the junior girls, followed by the junior boys' 50-22 win over Armorel. The only close game of the evening came in the senior girls contest where the Lady Rebels came away with a hard fought 45-40 victory. The Rebels completed the sweep when the senior boys rolled over the Tigers 65-47.
In the opener, Natalie Miligan paced the junior Lady Rebels in scoring with 12 points. Ashlyn Snyder followed with nine while Chelsea Nichols, Gattlin Hale and Skylar Kauke scored four points apiece. Megan Davidson, Abbie Love and Sara Chamness added two points each. Riverside jumped to a 15-0 lead after the opening quarter and stretched their advantage to 24-5 by halftime. The Lady Rebels took a 37-7 bulge into the final frame.
In the junior boys contest, Bradon Sain and Kollin Stone pumped in 15 points apiece while Victor Carda also hit double figures with 14 points. Devon Austin, Branden Towery and Nick Hayes added two points apiece. Riverside stormed to a 25-4 lead after the first quarter and held a 35-12 advantage at the half. The Rebels took a 46-19 lead into the final period of play.
Alexis Best led Armorel with 14 points while Stacy Jo Spurlin added 10.
Logan Meurer poured in a game high 19 points to lead Riverside to an 18 point victory in the senior boys contest. Cole Winford and Alteeno Sain also hit double figures, scoring 11 points apiece. Morgan Fletcher tallied Braden Peaster scored six points, Dylan Wright netted four, Caleb Waugh chipped in three while Jacob Jordan and Cody Wells added two points apiece.
(5) guards an unidentified Lady Tiger in senior girls basketball action Friday night at Lake City.(Town Crier photos/Trent Fletcher)
The Lady Rebels will host Bay Monday night before closing out the week by traveling to Weiner to take on the Lady Cardinals on Thursday.
The junior and senior boys will host Bay Tuesday night before closing out the week with another home game against the Black Rock Zebras.