Rebels corral Mustangs 65-44
Senior guard Gavin Stone poured in a game high 28 points to help Riverside roll over archrival Buffalo Island Central 65-44 in senior high basketball action Tuesday night at Lake City.
Stone got the Rebels off and running in the opening quarter, scoring 12 points, including back to back three point bombs to help Riverside to a 22-11 lead after the first break. Stone scored 12 of the Rebel's 14 second period points to boost Riverside's lead to 36-21 at intermission. Riverside built its advantage to 53-30 after three quarters and coasted to their fourth victory of the season.
Joining Stone in double figures for Riverside was Dylan Austin with 13 points. Chris Sain tallied eight, Jon Milligan had seven while Braden Overman contributed four points, pulled down a game high 16 rebounds and handed out seven assists. Landon Moyer chipped in three points while Garrett Grimes added one. Riverside finished nine of 15 from the foul line and dropped in three treys.
Trey DePriest, Cory Turner and Blake Wildy led the Mustangs with eight points apiece. Miles Gifford tallied six, Andrew McFarlin netted five, Chayse Carmichael and Canon Walling scored four points apiece while Taylor Gipson chipped in one point. BIC hit five of 11 foul shots and knocked down four three pointers.
"We really played well the first half," said Riverside Coach Buster Campbell. "Gavin Stone had a tremendous first half and BIC didn't have an answer for him. I thought our big guys, Jon Milligan and Chris Sain, played well in the second half. Dylan Austin played well. I don't think I've ever seen anyone rebound like Braden Overman did tonight. He's only 5'9", but he was getting every rebound he could grab. It was just a total team effort. I thought our intensity level was really good tonight, but of course this was BIC. We are a long way from playing our best basketball yet, but we are moving forward."
In junior high action, Riverside fell to BIC 39-33. The Mustangs held an 11-8 lead after the first quarter and took a 17-15 edge into the dressing room at the half. BIC built its lead to 29-20 after three periods of play before holding on in the final frame to secure the victory.
Jesse Fry topped the Mustangs with 15 points while Tate Schooley added 11. John Garrett Edwards scored six, Drake Mitchell had four while Juan Gomez pitched in three points.
D.J. Bowers led Riverside with 10 points. Gage Crews tallied nine, Ryan Austin scored six while Demo Bowers and Traven Weaver added four points apiece.
Riverside pounded Ridgefield Christian 64-39 Friday night in Jonesboro. Stone led the Rebels with 24 points and eight steals while Austin and Moyer chipped in 15 and 10 points respectively. Alex Burnett paced Ridgefield Christian with 17 points.
In the junior high game, Riverside posted a 51-31 win over Ridgefield. Demo Bowers scored a game high 20 points to pace the Rebels while D.J. Bowers added 12.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday night when they travel to Monette to take on the Mustangs in a rematch. The Rebels will host Bay Friday night.
BIC will celebrate Homecoming Friday night, hosting Marmaduke.