EPC ends Lady Rebels regional tournament hopes

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Riverside's Lady Rebels saw their season come to an end at the hands of third seeded East Poinsett County 63-43 in the quarterfinals of the 2A-3 District Tournament Thursday night at Cherry Valley.

Riverside senior Tara Campbell shoots a free throw in 2A-3 District Tournament action Wednesday night at Cherry Valley.

Riverside hung close in the opening period, trailing only 12-11, but the Lady Warriors outscored the Rebels 17-5 in the second stanza to take a 29-16 advantage into the dressing room at the half. EPC stretched its lead to 47-23 after three quarters.

Kenzley Wilson pumped in a game high 25 points to lead Riverside. Bekah Frayer scored eight, Gattlin Hale tallied four, Tara Campbell and Natalie Milligan netted three points each while Catlyn Sailor added two.

Teria Young led EPC with 18 points while Terrika Madden and Brittany Ball added 16 points each.

Riverside opened the tournament with a 51-45 victory over Walnut Ridge. The two teams battled to an eight-eight tie after the first quarter before Riverside took the lead for good when Campbell began the second period with a three pointer. The Lady Rebels increased their lead to 10 points before Walnut Ridge cut the margin to 23-16 at the half. The Lady Bobcats sliced Riverside's lead to 32-28 heading into the fourth period. Walnut Ridge closed to within 37-35 with 6:16 remaining, before the Lady Rebels went on a 9-2 run to put the game away.

Kenzley Wilson pumped in a game high 26 points to lead Riverside while freshman Gattlin Hale gave the Lady Rebels a much needed inside presence, scoring 13 points in her senior high debut. Catlyn Sailor scored five, Natalie Milligan netted three while Bekah Frayer and Sidney Emery added two points apiece.

Rebels Kenzley Wilson and Rebekah Frayer were named to the 2A-3 All-Conference team.

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