Riverside crushes CRA to take homecoming contest
Riverside celebrated homecoming by crushing Crowley's Ridge Academy 77-50 Friday night at Lake City in 2A-3 conference action.
Kollin Stone and Gavin Stone scored 23 and 13 points respectively as the Rebels improved to 17-11 overall and 8-6 in conference play. Riverside took a 24-8 lead after the opening quarter and stretched its advantage to 41-22 at the half. The Rebels held a 59-36 lead after three periods of play.
James Scott topped the Falcons with 21 points while Tyler Mobley added 17 more.
Riverside (13-13, 5-9 2A-3) also won the junior high matchup over CRA 44-29. Dillon Turner and Ethan Cash led the Rebels with 15 and 10 points respectively.
Riverside began the week dropping a tough 44-38 decision on the road at Marked Tree.
Terry Carter led the Indians with 14 points while DeAngelo Griffin added 10. Brandon Sain paced the Rebels with 13 points while Kollin Stone chipped in 10.
Riverside held a 29-25 lead entering the fourth quarter but Marked Tree outscored the Rebels 19-9 in the final frame to pull out the victory.
Marked Tree got a last second buzzer beater from Markel Perry to upend the Rebels 41-39 in junior high action.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday night, playing host to Cross County, before traveling to Lepanto to close out the conference season Friday night against East Poinsett County.
The Lady Rebels began the week, dropping a 57-48 decision at Marked Tree. The Lady Indians began the game with an 18-0 run and held a commanding 29-4 advantage at intermission. Riverside rallied in the second half but couldn't overtake the Lady Indians.
Lexi Perry recorded a double-double with 18 points and 15 rebounds to lead Marked Tree. Dez Reel scored 14 while Tullia Tull chipped in 13.
Haven Robertson led Riverside with 23 points while Hattie Milligan pitched in 11.
Riverside rebounded Thursday night with a 53-34 nonconference win over Hillcrest at Lynn. Hillcrest led 14-13 after the first quarter before Riverside rallied to take a 27-20 lead at the half. The Lady Rebels pulled ahead even further in the third period, taking a 39-24 advantage into the final frame.
Riverside (15-11, 7-6 2A-3) got a big night from Skylar Kauke who scored 20 points while snaring 14 rebounds.
In junior high action, Riverside improved to 20-6 on the season with a 42-21 win over the Lady Screamin' Eagles. Bailey Fisher topped the Lady Rebels with 10 points.
Riverside will return to action Monday night with a home game against Cross County, before taking on East Poinsett County Thursday night at Lepanto.