Rebels crush Colts and Hornets
Riverside rode Braden Overman's second triple-double of the season, and went on to blast Rivercrest 78-55 in senior boys basketball action Friday night at Wilson.
Overman scored 16 points, pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out 10 assists as the Rebels broke open a close game at the half and soared to a 23-point win to improve to 23-9 overall and 10-4 in the blended conference.
Riverside held a slim 31-26 lead at the half before outscoring the Colts 25-16 in the third quarter to move ahead 56-42 entering the final frame. Gavin Stone led the Rebels in scoring, pumping in 21 points, while Dylan Austin chipped in 17.
Demilon Brown poured in a game high 23 points to lead Rivercrest. Kentavious Robinson and Aaron Hopewell added 11 and 10 points respectively.
The Rebels took the Senior B game in overtime, squeezing out a 46-44 win. In junior high action, Rivercrest downed the Rebels 45-36.
Riverside began the week by drubbing Harrisburg 84-56 Tuesday night at Lake City. Stone paced the Rebels with a game high 36 points. Jon Milligan also hit double digits, scoring 15 points.
Riverside led 20-11 after the first break, 42-26 at the half and 66-44 after three quarters.
Zack Biggers paced the Hornets with 16 while Gatlin Greeno and Gavin Casebier chipped in 15 and 10 points respectively.
Riverside claimed the senior B game 56-44 while Harrisburg took the junior high contest 36-27.
Riverside returns to action Tuesday night when they host Trumann. The Rebels close out the regular season Friday night against Brookland at Lake City.