BIC shuts down Rebels 48-30
Buffalo Island Central held Riverside to six first half points and went on to defeat the Rebels 48-30 in senior high basketball action Tuesday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex in Monette.
BIC led 8-2 after the first break, as Riverside managed just two free throws by Dillon Turner during the period. BIC built its lead to 16-4 late in the second quarter, getting back to back buckets from Devin Pemberton and Andrew McFarlin. Demo Bowers nailed a pair of free throws to pull the Rebels to within 10 at the half. Riverside’s only field goal of the first half came on a Turner bucket midway through the second quarter.
The Mustangs put the game away with a third quarter scoring flurry. Sophomore Jesse Fry came off the bench and pumped in seven points during the period while Canon Walling scored five more, including a long three pointer at the buzzer, giving BIC a 35-16 bulge entering the final frame. BIC coasted the rest of the way, getting seven fourth quarter points from Pemberton to close out the win.
Pemberton finished with a game high 15 points to pace the Mustangs while McFarlin also hit double digits, scoring 13. Chayse Carmichael had eight, Fry finished with seven while Walling added five. BIC connected on 10-15 foul shots and made one three pointer.
The Rebels were led by Landon Moyer, who scored 12 points. Bowers tallied eight, Turner netted seven while Ethan Cash contributed three points. Riverside was sharp at the free throw line, hitting 15-18 attempts. The Rebels knocked down two three pointers.
In junior high action, Riverside defeated BIC 34-24. M.J. Wilkinson and J.M. Shinall paced the Rebels with 10 points each. Grayson Emery had nine while Ethan Boatman chipped in five points.
Mikey Brown led the Mustangs with eight points, Grady Peel scored five, Brayden Carmichael and Parker Anderson tallied four points apiece while Eli Couch added three points.
Riverside fell Friday night to Ridgefield Christian, 59-44, at Lake City. John Scholtens pumped in 21 points to lead the Warriors while Alex Burnett and Ean Dunton added 13 and 12 points respectively.
Cash topped the Rebels with 12 points while Steven Stroud pitched in 11 more.
In the junior high game, Riverside remained unbeaten at 8-0 with a 44-16 victory over the Warriors.
Riverside and BIC will square off again Tuesday night at Lake City. The Rebels will finish the week with a home game Friday night against Bay while the Mustangs celebrate Homecoming Friday night in a conference tilt against Marmaduke.