Rebel boys lose to Bay, roll past Marmaduke

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sophomore Layne Austin scored nine fourth quarter points and Taylor Layne drilled four free throws in the final 1:27 to help Bay hold off Riverside 60-57 in senior boys basketball action Tuesday night at Bay.

Riverside senior Braden Overman streaks past Caleb Hartgen (3) during high school basketball action Tuesday night at Bay. (Town Crier photos/Trent Fletcher)

The Rebels entered the fourth quarter trailing by just three, 43-41, and pulled to within a single point on a Jon Milligan bucket to begin the final frame. But Austin came off the bench for the Yellowjackets and scored seven straight points to widen the Bay lead to 53-46 with 5:21 left in the game.

The Rebels closed to within three points on three separate occasions down the stretch, sparked by senior Gavin Stone, who scored Riverside's final nine points. But Layne's perfect free throw performance in the waning seconds sealed the victory for the Yellowjackets. The Class A State MVP finished with a game high 20 points to lead Bay, including a perfect eight for eight perfomance from the foul line.

Dustin Utley contributed a double-double for the Yellowjackets, scoring 13 points while snaring 12 boards. Austin and Dax Gibson chipped in 11 points apiece. Bay nailed 13-16 free throws and finished with four three pointers.

Riverside's Chris Sain (23) battles Bay's Nolan Smith for a rebound during the Yellowjackets' 64-57 victory Tuesday night.

Riverside placed four players in double figures, led by Milligan's 14 points. Stone and Chris Sain had 13 points apiece while Braden Overman pitched in 12. Dylan Austin tallied three while Gannon Crews netted two points. The Rebels struggled from the foul line, making just 12-21 attempts, and finished with three treys.

Bay led 16-11 after the first quarter and held a 30-27 edge at the half.

In junior high action, Bay downed Riverside 47-39. Braison Morris led the Yellowjackets with a game high 17 points, including four three pointers. Paiton Hartley added 10 for the 'Jackets, who finished 20-28 from the foul stripe.

D.J. and Demo Bowers led Riverside with 11 and 10 points respectively. Gage Crews scored nine, Grayson Emery netted five while Ryan Austin and Traven Weaver added two points.

Riverside bounced back Friday night to even their record at 2-2, defeating Marmaduke 77-56 at Lake City. Dylan Austin poured in a game high 21 points to lead the Rebels. Gavin Stone chipped in 17 more while handing out eight assists.

Corey Burks topped the Greyhounds with 17, Billy Elder scored 15 while Derek Agee added 12.

Riverside led 22-17 after the first break, 41-27 at the half and 59-38 after three quarters.

In junior high action, the Rebels stormed past Marmaduke 41-14, led by D. J. Bowers' 19 points.

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