Rebels use balanced scoring attack in victory over McCrory
Riverside put all five starters in double figures Friday night at McCrory and went on to defeat the Jaguars 76-67 in 2A-3 conference action.
Alteeno Sain led the Rebels with 19 points while Logan Meurer and Dylan Wright pumped in 13 points apiece. Caleb Waugh and Kollin Stone chipped in 12 points each for Riverside, who improved to 18-10 overall and 10-4 in league play.
Shyheim Woods scored a game high 25 points to lead the Jaguars while Tyler Ashby added 20 more.
The Rebels suffered a heartbreaking 69-68 overtime loss Tuesday night at Marked Tree. Riverside, down one point in the closing seconds of the extra period, saw a late bucket by Dylan Wright waived off as the buzzer sounded, ending the game just before the ball fell through the hoop which would have given the Rebels the win.
Marked Tree held a slim 17-15 edge after the first quarter before Riverside came back to take a 32-27 lead at intermission. Marked Tree rallied to take a 50-48 advantage into the final frame.
Alteeno Sain led the Rebels with 20 points, Logan Meurer scored 14 while Wright and Caleb Waugh added 13 points apiece. Kollin Stone netted six while Jason Jordan chipped in two points to round out the Rebel offensive attack. Riverside connected on just two of nine foul shots on the night. The Rebels finished with four treys.
Daniel Rucker and Allen Buchanan led the Indians with 24 points apiece. Marked Tree hit 14-23 free throws and drained five three pointers, all by Rucker.
In junior high action, Riverside downed Marked Tree 54-37 before defeating McCrory 44-31.
Gavin Stone blistered the nets for 24 points, including five treys, to lead the Rebels past Marked Tree. Dylan Davis scored eight points, Andrew Murdie netted seven, Cannon Walling tallied six, Braden Overman contributed five, Luke Baker pitched in three while Branden Towery added two points to cap off the Rebel scoring attack.
DeAngelo Griffin pumped in 22 points to lead Marked Tree while Nick Andrews added 11.
Luke Baker and Gavin Stone scored 12 and 11 points respectively to lead the Rebels past McCrory. The two wins upped Riverside's record to 19-9 overall and 10-4 in conference play.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday night when they play host to Cross County in 2A-3 conference play. The Rebels will close the week with a road trip to Lepanto Friday night, where they will take on Class 2A defending State Champion East Poinsett County.