Rebels basketball teams score sweep in weather shortened week of play
Riverside picked up a pair of wins last week before winter weather snuffed out the remainder of scheduled games. The Rebels began the week with a 69-65 2A-3 conference victory over Rector at Lake City before wrapping things up with a 72-46 win over Corning in first round play of the Williams Baptist Invitational Tournament at Walnut Ridge.
Brandon Sain poured in a career high 20 points to lead the Rebels past Rector. Joining Sain in double figures were Victor Cerda who had 15 points, including four three pointers, as well as Caleb Waugh who scored 14 points. Devon Austin and Kollin Stone pitched in eight points apiece while Ben Hensley added four.
Lawson Ford led the Cougars (9-4, 2-1 2A-3) with 16 points. Adam Dinkins scored 14 while Reed Weber and Alec Scott added 13 points apiece.
Riverside (7-3, 2-1 2A-3) held a 13-7 lead after the first break and took a 27-23 advantage into the dressing room at the half. The Rebels clung to a 44-40 lead after three quarters of play.
Waugh drained seven treys and finished with a game high 26 points in Riverside's win over Corning. Sain contributed 15 points while Stone and Cerda added 11 points apiece. Luke Baker and Jakob Raby scored three points each while Austin and Branden Towery added two points apiece. The Rebels drilled 12 three pointers on the night.
Trevor Barajas led the Bobcats with 10 points.
Riverside bolted to a 27-10 lead after the first quarter and led 40-21 at the half. The Rebels took a commanding 56-33 advantage into the fourth quarter.
In junior high action, Riverside whipped Rector 37-18. Dillon Turner led the Rebels with 10 points while Gavin Stone and Canon Walling added seven apiece. Dylan Davis tallied four, Hunter Rand contributed three while Braden Overman pitched in two points.
Riverside is scheduled to return to action Tuesday night when they host Augusta in 2A-3 conference play. The Rebels will travel to Marked Tree Friday night for another league battle with the Indians. Riverside is also scheduled to play in the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament.
The Lady Rebels also picked up a pair of wins, defeating Rector 51-46 Monday night before downing Marked Tree 56-48 in the first round of the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament Tuesday night at Lepanto.
Kenzley Wilson scored 17 points to propel Riverside over the Lady Cougars. Anna Brickell also hit double digits, scoring 13 points, while Chelsea Nichols and Natalie Milligan added nine points apiece. Ashlyn Snyder chipped in three points.
Anna Blackshare led Rector with 12 points while Vanessa Jones added 10.
Wilson poured in 30 points in Riverside's victory over Marked Tree. The senior guard drained four three pointers, dished out six assists and hit 10-13 free throw attempts on the night. Nichols buried five treys en route to a 15 point night. Brickell scored seven, Snyder tallied three while Milligan scored one point and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Lexi Perry led the Lady Indians with 10 points.
In junior high play, Riverside clobbered Rector 45-11 before falling to Manila 33-30 in the Gerald Jennings Invitational Tournament.
Haven Robertson scored 12 points in the Lady Rebels' victory over Rector. Bailey Fisher tallied 10, Hattie Milligan netted five while Carson Smith and Mckenna Beach chipped in four points each. Britany Kelems and Jennifer Hellenthal contributed three points apiece while Cassidy Hellenthal and Brittney Sain added two points each. The Lady Rebels poured in seven three pointers on the night.
Manila used a fourth quarter rally to ease past Riverside 33-30 in the first round of the Gerald Jennings Tournament. Jordyn Wheeler scored a game high 16 points to lead the Lady Lions. Hannah Teague chipped in nine points, Tessa Pannells tallied four while Hannah McQueen and Jordan Tyler added two points apiece.
Milligan led Riverside with 12 points, Smith had nine, Fisher scored eight while Kelems added one point. Riverside led 8-6 after the first quarter and stretched their advantage to 16-8 at the half. Manila closed to within 22-21 after three periods of play before outscoring the Lady Rebels 12-8 in the final frame to pull out the victory.
The Lady Rebels are scheduled to return to the hard court Monday night when they play host to Augusta. Riverside travels to Marked Tree Thursday night.