Riverside celebrated its 2011 Homecoming with a 57-28 victory over Cross County, and in the process picked up its first 2A-3 conference win of the season Friday night at Lake City.
Waugh finished the night with a game high 17 points, including five three pointers to lead three Rebels in double figures. Sain and Meurer also hit double digits, scoring 12 and 10 points respectively. Morgan Fletcher tallied six, Dylan Wright scored four, Jacob Jordan netted three, Logan Moyer and James Boness contributed two points apiece while Michael George added one point to round out the Rebel scoring on the night.
Riverside connected on 11-19 free throws and finished with six treys.
Devin Moore and Dylan Hudson scored nine points apiece to lead the Thunderbirds while Taylor Houston pitched in seven. Cross County hit one of four foul shots and made three treys.
(Town Crier photos/Trent Fletcher)
Kollin Stone led Riverside with 12 points while Brandon Sain and Hunter Wilkinson netted eight points apiece. Gavin Stone tallied six, Victor Cerda scored four while Brett Snyder and Brandon Towery scored two points each.
The Rebels began the week, dropping a 51-34 decision in senior high conference play Tuesday night at Walnut Ridge. Zach Crisler scored 15 points to lead the Bobcats. Riverside led 14-12 after the opening quarter before Walnut Ridge rallied to take a 26-25 edge at the half. The Bobcats outscored the Rebels 14-2 in the third period to pull away for a 40-27 advantage entering the final period of play.
In junior high play, Riverside steamrolled the Bobcats 58-29. The Rebels (19-3, 6-1 2A-3) were led by Kollin Stone who poured in a game high 18 points, including four three pointers. Gavin Stone drilled three treys while scoring 11 points. Victor Cerda also tallied 11 points on the night. Hunter Wilkinson netted six, Levi Reed contributed five, Brandon Sain had four while Luke Baker added three points for the Rebels, who drained 12 treys on the night.
Riverside held a 19-3 lead after the first quarter and upped its margin to 30-10 at the half. The Rebels took a 49-22 advantage into the fourth period.
The senior Rebels will open play in the Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament on Thursday, Dec. 22, at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro. The 12th seeded Rebels will battle fifth seeded Marmaduke in a 6 p.m. tipoff.