Riverside exploded for 36 fourth period points, breaking open a close game en route to a 77-55 victory over Marked Tree in 2A-3 senior girls basketball action Monday night on the road.
Senior Lauren Weaver pumped in 18 of her game high 26 points in the final quarter, including four three pointers to help the Lady Rebels race past the Lady Indians. Chelsea Nichols also had a big hand in Riverside's fourth quarter rally, drilling a pair of three pointers while scoring eight of her 14 points during the Rebel run.
Marked Tree held a slim 12-10 edge after the opening period of play before the Lady Rebels came back to tie the score 26-26 at the half. The two teams battled on even terms throughout the third quarter, which ended in a 41-41 stalemate.
Weaver also finished the night with 12 rebounds while Kenzley Wilson turned in a double-double performance, scoring 22 points while dishing out 10 assists. Anna Brickell finished the night with 10 points, Natalie Milligan tallied three while Catlyn Sailor added two. Riverside connected on 20-27 free throws and drained nine treys on the night.
Poohnu Perry led Marked Tree with 22 points while Lexi Perry and Jay Perry added 13 and 10 points respectively. The Lady Indians hit 10-14 foul shots and made three treys.
Riverside finished the week with a 45-30 victory Thursday night at McCrory. Lauren Weaver led the Lady Rebels with 14 points while Anna Brickell added 11 more. Kenzley Wilson scored six, Chelsea Nichols tallied five, Catlyn Sailor netted four, Natalie Milligan had three while Gattlin Hale chipped in two points.
Mechelle Clark led the Lady Jaguars with 15 points.
In junior high action, Riverside dropped a pair of games, losing 32-27 to Marked Tree before dropping a 21-16 decision to McCrory.
Madison Black scored nine points to lead the Lady Rebels in scoring against Marked Tree. Skylar Kauke netted eight points, Hattie Milligan tallied six while Hannah Fisher and Haven Robertson added two points apiece.
Tulia Tull led the Lady Indians with 15 points.
Riverside led 10-3 after the first quarter and held a 15-12 halftime edge. The Lady Rebels took a 24-19 lead into the fourth period before Marked Tree outscored Riverside 13-3 in the final frame to rally for the win.
In Riverside's loss to McCrory, Hattie Milligan paced the Lady Rebels with nine points. Britany Kelems scored three while Hannah Fisher and Madison Black added two points apiece.
The Lady Rebels will return to the hard court Monday night when they host Cross County. Riverside will close the week with a road trip to Lepanto Thursday night where they will take on East Poinsett County.