Rebels break Mustangs 63-41
Riverside came out firing on all cylinders against Buffalo Island Central, and went on to smoke the Mustangs 63-41 in a battle between the two old rivals Friday night at Lake City.
Riverside (6-3, 1-1 2A-3) jumped to an 18-6 lead after the opening period behind the strong inside play of senior post man Alteeno Sain, who had eight first quarter points. Sain, who finished with 17 points and nine rebounds, controlled the glass as the Rebels dominated the opening period of play.
Riverside kept up the pressure in the second quarter, increasing its lead to 36-13 by intermission. Junior guard Caleb Waugh drained a pair of three pointers in the second period while Sain capped off the half with a thundering one handed slam, sending the Rebels into the dressing room with a 23 point advantage. The Rebels stretched their lead to 47-22 entering the final period of play.
"That was a nice win," said Riverside Coach Buster Campbell. "We got on the boards tonight. Dylan Wright had a really good first half. Al (Sain) and everybody played well in the first half. I thought we kind of went a little flat in the second half, but sometimes that happens when you build a big lead. I was real tickled with our defensive effort and our boards. It was a good overall team effort tonight. It's always nice to beat your rivals. We are tickled with that."
Joining Sain in double figures for the Rebels was senior Logan Meurer, who scored 12 points, while Wright, another senior, chipped in 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Waugh and Kollin Stone added nine points apiece. Jacob Jordan scored four while Luke Moyer chipped in two points.
Dilynn Strickland led the Mustangs with 11 points. Nick Bollinger scored eight, Austin Pike, Jacob Sanders and Devon Ballin tallied five points apiece. Stan Fowler and Alan Carmichael chipped in two points apiece to round out the BIC scoring.
In junior high action, BIC built a 19 point third quarter lead before holding off a furious fourth quarter Rebel rally, and came away with a 46-43 victory.
Riverside held a 13-9 lead after the opening period before the Mustangs rallied to take a 26-15 advantage into the dressing room at the half. BIC stretched its lead to 42-23 after three quarters of play.
Trey DePriest led the Mustangs with 16 points while Jerry Cazares added 13 points and 10 steals. Cory Turner scored six, Ryan Austin netted four, Evan Sanders tallied three while Dustyn Myers and Alex Talevera added two points apiece.
Gavin Stone scored a game high 17 points to lead the Rebels. Braden Overman also hit double digits scoring 11 points. Dylan Davis had four, Walling and Luke Baker tallied three points each while Turner and Branden Towery chipped in two points apiece. Andrew Murdie added one point.
Riverside will return to action Tuesday night when they play host to Black Rock. The Rebels will begin play in the Williams Baptist College Tournament which runs Nov. 24-Dec. 1.
The Mustangs will play host to Midland Tuesday night before beginning play in the White County Invitational Tournament Nov. 26.