Rebels gain pair of conference victories
Riverside knocked off McCrory 75-56 Tuesday night before pouring it on Cross County 82-51 Friday night to pick up a pair of 2A-3 conference victories last week.
Riverside (12-7, 5-2 2A-3) got five three pointers and 17 points from Caleb Waugh in the Rebel's victory over McCrory. Riverside bolted to a 27-0 first quarter lead and held a 41-18 halftime bulge. The Rebels led 54-35 after three quarters of play.
Alteeno Sain scored 13 points while Jacob Jordan and Brandon Sain added 10 points apiece as the Rebels placed four players in double figures. Kollin Stone contributed seven, Dylan Wright tallied six, Logan Meurer and Victor Cerda scored four points apice, Logan Moyer netted three while Brock Adams chipped in one point.
Shyheim Woods and Tyler Ashley led McCrory with 17 points apiece. Maik Freeman added 15 points.
Kollin Stone picked up a double-double, scoring 23 points while grabbing 11 rebounds to lead the Rebels past the Thunderbirds Friday night at Cherry Valley. Alteeno Sain also scored 23 points while Dylan Wright chipped in 10.
In junior high action, Riverside downed McCrory 56-30.
Luke Baker led the Rebels with 16 points while Gavin Stone drained five three pointers on his way to a 15 point night. Andrew Murdie tallied six, Chris Sain scored five, Braden Overman and Cody Utley contributed four points apiece while Cannon Walling and Grant Mason chipped in two points apiece. Dylan Austin and Turner added one point each.
Riverside lost to Cross County 59-51 despite 16 points from Gavin Stone and 13 by Braden Overman.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday night when they play host to defending 2A State Champion East Poinsett County. The Rebels will begin NEA Tournament play Thursday night at 6 p.m. The ninth seeded Rebels will take on eighth seeded Marmaduke.