Rebels fall twice in senior basketball
Riverside fell to Rector 69-56 in 2A-3 conference action before bowing out of the Williams Baptist College Tournament 58-49 at the hands of Pocahontas last week.
The Rebels trailed Rector 17-13 after the first quarter before taking a 31-30 halftime edge. The Cougars rallied in the third period to grab a 52-43 lead heading into the final frame.
Rector placed four players in double figures, led by Mitchell Weber who scored 21 points. Reed Weber tallied 15, Dillon Shelton scored 11 while Daniel White chipped in 10. The Cougars drained nine three pointers on the night.
Logan Meurer pumped in 21 points to lead the Rebels while Alteeno Sain added 16. Dylan Wright also hit double digits, scoring 11 points. Caleb Waugh added eight.
Riverside held a 16-15 lead after the first quarter in their loss to Pocahontas, before watching the Redskins fight back to take a 26-24 edge at the half. Pocahontas stretched its margin to 46-34 after three quarters.
Jacob Futrell scored 20 points to lead the Redskins while Brandon Allen added 14.
Logan Meurer and Kollin Stone each scored 10 points to lead the Rebels, while Dylan Wright and Caleb Waugh added nine points apiece. Alteento Sain netted eight while Jacob Jordan pitched in three points to aid the Rebel cause.
In junior high action, Riverside defeated Rector 50-34. Luke Baker and Andrew Murdie led the Rebels with 10 points apiece while Dylan Davis chipped in nine. Gavin Stone scored eight, Cannon Walling had six, Braden Overman connected for four while Grant Mason added three.
Riverside led 12-5 after the opening quarter and took a 21-14 halftime lead. The Rebels led 30-23 entering the fourth period, and outscored Rector 20-11 in the final frame to pull away for the win.
Riverside will return to action Tuesday night when they travel to Augusta to take on the Red Devils in a 2A-3 conference matchup. The Rebels will play host to Marked Tree Friday night in another conference tilt. Riverside will also participate in the Gerald Jennings Tournament at Armorel this week.