Lady Rebels knock off Valley View
Riverside and Valley View met in the last game of the night in the Fight Like a Girl Cancer Classic this past Saturday in Marmaduke. The Lady Rebels used a huge fourth quarter to post a 65-41 win over the Lady Blazers.
Valley View got on the board first with a jumper before Haven Robertson hit two free throws to tie the game at two. The Lady Blazers canned a three-ball only to see Riverside get back to back three-pointers from Lotti Hoffman and Bailey Fisher to make it 8-5 Lady Rebels with 3:12 left. Valley View hit a jumper to cut the lead to one before Briley Douglas put back an offensive rebound with two seconds left to give Riverside a 10-7 lead after one quarter of play.
Riverside stretched the lead to 17-7 early in the second quarter as Robertson canned a three-pointer, Brittany Sain scored inside and Carson Smith hit a running jumper with 6:30 left. Valley View scored inside before Robertson canned another three-ball and added a jumper in the lane to make the score 22-9 Lady Rebels. The Lady Blazers scored the next eight points before Grace Puckett's three-pointer stopped the run making it 25-17 Riverside.
Valley View scored inside, Sain hit a jumper for Riverside, the Lady Blazers got inside for another basket only to see Robertson drill her third three-pointer of the quarter right with two seconds left to make the score 30-21 Lady Rebels at the half.
Valley View got inside for a score to start the third quarter as Sain answered with a three-ball for Riverside to make it 33-23 Lady Rebels. The Lady Blazers hit back to back jumpers around a Smith three-pointer before Riverside got a base line jumper from Robertson, a running jumper in the lane from Whitney Wagganor and two free throws from Robertson to make the score 42-27 Lady Rebels with 4:53 left. Valley View went on 7-3 run to close the quarter as Lotti Hoffman hit a three-pointer for Riverside to make the score 45-36 Lady Rebels at the end of three.
Robertson converted an old-school three-point play before adding a driving lay-up to push the Lady Rebels' lead to 50-36. Vally View put back an offensive rebound, Robertson hit two free throws for Riverside, Valley View was good on one of two free throws and Mallory Felton scored inside for the Lady Rebels to make the score 54-39 Riverside with just over five minutes left in the game.
Valley View hit four straight free throws as Hailey Carr hit a jumper in the lane to make the score 56-43 Riverside. The Lady Blazers hit one of two free throws with just over minutes left making the score 56-44 only to see the Lady Rebels score the last nine points as Carr scored inside, Lotti Hoffman got a steal and a lay-up, Sain drilled a three-pointer and Hattie Milligan got a fast break lay-up to set the final score at 65-44 Riverside.
Robertson led Riverside in scoring with 24 points as Sain netted 10 points for the Lady Rebels. Hoffman added eight points, Smith netted five points, Carr chipped in four points with Fisher and Puckett both scoring three points. Milligan, Wagganor, Felton and Douglas each scored two points.