Riverside, Manila girls fall in Gerald Jennings Holiday Tourney

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Gosnell rallied from a 28-27 third quarter deficit to pull out a 47-40 victory over Riverside in the first round of the Gerald Jennings Holiday Tournament Wednesday night at Valley View.

Lady Lion Sarah Pentecost (30) looks to shoot while being surrounded by Lady Blazers in junior high basketball Thursday night at Valley View.

The Lady Pirates held a 9-6 lead after the first quarter and took a 21-16 advantage into the dressing room at halftime. The Lady Rebels outscored Gosnell 12-6 in the third period to take a one point edge heading into the final frame before Gosnell rallied for the victory.

Shanice McClain led Gosnell with 14 points while Britany Taylor added 13 more.

Rebekah Frayer scored a game high 20 points to lead Riverside, who fell to 4-8 on the year. Kenzley Wilson also had double digits, adding 12 points. Anna Brickell netted four points, Tara Campbell tallied three while Lindsey Bennett pitched in one.

Manila eighth grader Haley Hicks in action Thursday night at Valley View. Hicks scored 18 points in Manila's loss to the Junior Lady Blazers.

Manila also fell in the first round, losing to host Valley View 66-41. The Lady Blazers placed five players in double figures, led by Ashleigh Guthrie, who scored 16 points.

Shelby Wallace led Manila with a game high 29 points, including a nine for 10 performance from the foul line. Kirsten Adcock tallied five, Kristen Wise netted three, Charlie Smith added two while Taylor Teague and Kailen Shelton contributed one point apiece.

Riverside's junior girls defeated Marked Tree 40-23 in the first round of the tournament, as Gattlin Hale scored a game high 18 points. Natalie Milligan and Abbie Love tallied nine points apiece, Ashlyn Snyder netted three while Chelsea Nichols added one point.

Manila junior Shelby Wallace in action Tuesday night at Valley View. Wallace scored 29 points in the Lady Lion's loss to the Lady Blazers.

The Junior Lady Rebels fell to number one seeded Paragould in the semifinals, 40-17. Riverside, 9-6, was led by Milligan, who scored five points. Hale netted four, Snyder, Love and Skylar Kauke contributed two points apiece while Nichols and Madison Douglas added one point each.

The Junior Lady Lions won their first round game, 43-27, over East Poinsett County. Haley Hicks led Manila with a game high 21 points. MacKenzie Tate tallied six, Laura Woody and Sarah Pentecost chipped in five points apiece, Heather Hollis netted four, while Jordyn Wheeler added two points.

Manila was ousted from the tournament by host Valley View 44-33 Thursday night. Amanda Meister poured in 17 points to lead the Junior Lady Blazers while Haley Hicks paced Manila with a game high 18 points.

Jordan Taylor (24) shoots a free throw for the junior Lady Lions Thursday night in Gerald Jennings Tournament action at Valley View.

The Senior Lady Rebels also played Monday night, falling 62-40 to Rector at Lake City. Rector (10-2, 2-1 2A-3) was led by Kendal Gunn, who scored 18 points.

Kenzley Wilson and Rebekah Frayer scored 14 points apiece to pace the Lady Rebels, who fell to 4-7 and 0-3 in league play.

In junior girls action, Natalie Milligan poured in 17 points and snatched seven boards to lead Riverside to a 40-30 victory. Gattlin Hale added 13 points and seven rebounds for Riverside, who improved to 8-5 on the year.

The Lady Rebels will return to action Monday night when they host Maynard at Caraway. Riverside will travel to Marked Tree for another conference tilt Thursday night.

Manila will journey to Corning to take on the Lady Bobcats in a 3A-3 conference battle Monday night, before returning home to host Hoxie in another league tilt Thursday night.

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