Area Basketball Roundup
Luke Baker poured in 24 points to propel Riverside to an easy 65-29 thrashing over Ridgefield Christian in nonconference basketball action Tuesday night in Jonesboro.
The Rebels soared to an 18-5 lead after the opening quarter before coasting into the dressing room at intermission holding a 27-14 advantage. Riverside took a comfortable 40-24 lead into the final frame. Gannon Crews, Braden Overman and Gavin Stone all pitched in eight points apiece as Riverside improved to 4-2 on the season.
Will Scholtens and Jackson Thompson scored eight points each to lead the Warriors.
In junior boys action, Riverside improved to 5-2 with a 38-25 victory over Ridgefield. Steven Stroud propelled the Rebels with a double-double, scoring 21 points while grabbing 12 rebounds. Evan Parker and Will Silas scored 11 and 10 points respectively to top the Warriors.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday night, traveling to Marmaduke to face the Greyhounds in the 2A-3 conference opener for both teams. The Rebels will journey across the river Friday night to take on Buffalo Island Central in Monette.
In girls action, Bailey Fisher nailed five three pointers while scoring 17 points to lead the Lady Rebels to a 46-19 victory over Gosnell Monday night on the road.
Skylar Kauke and Haven Robertson chipped in nine points apiece as Riverside improved to 4-1 on the year.
In junior high play, Riverside hammered the Lady Pirates 47-14. Mallory Felton paced the Lady Rebels with 15 points while Lotti Hoffman added 10.
Buffalo Island Central
Buffalo Island Central dropped a pair of games, losing Monday night 43-28 to Westside before falling to Marmaduke 76-48 Thursday night in the Lady Mustangs' conference opener.
Heather Sipes scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Lady Mustangs against Westside. BIC claimed the junior high contest with a 24-10 win. Morgan James scored a game high 12 points and added seven steals to pace BIC.
The Lady Mustangs fell to 2-4 and 0-1 in league play following Thursday night's loss against Marmaduke at the Mustang Athletic Center. Abby Meredith led five Lady Greyhounds in double figures with a game high 10 points as Marmaduke remained unbeaten on the season. Tabitha Hyten pumped in 18, Natalie Lentz tallied 14, Jordan Mays contributed 12 while Brianna Hood pitched in 11 points for the defending Class 2A State Champs.
Heather Sipes produced a double-double for BIC, scoring 15 points while snaring 10 boards. Sipes also dished out five assists on the night. Blaire Wildy and Madison Nowlin chipped in 10 points each with Wildy pulling down seven rebounds.
In junior high play, Marmaduke (5-1, 1-0) slipped past the Lady Mustangs 46-40 behind a 24 point outburst from Natalie Shelton. Jealynn Cates had a double-double for BIC, scoring 15 points to go along with 11 boards. Brianna Lambert added 11 points for the Lady Mustangs.
BIC returns to the hard court Monday night with a nonconference game against Osceola at the MAC. The Lady Mustangs will play host to archrival Riverside Thursday night at home.
Manila's Lady Lions dropped a 59-46 decision Thursday night to East Poinsett County. Bailey Constant poured in 17 points while Krystan Vornes produced a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Lady Warriors. Jaleigha Garrett pitched in 13 more to EPC.
Taylor Harmon topped Manila with 12 points while Lauren Woody chipped in 11 more. EPC also took the junior high contest 40-31 behind Bree Ward's 21 points.
Manila boys open the 2015-2016 season, playing host Tuesday night to Buffalo Island Central. The Lady Lions travel to Ridgefield Christian Monday night in Jonesboro.