Lady Rebels improve to 18-0

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Riverside’s Lady Rebels picked up four more victories last week, running their record to a perfect 18-0. The Lady Rebels doubled up Westside 56-29 Monday night, trashed Harrisburg 59-40 Thursday night, blitzed Clinton 67-34 in the Pangburn Invitational Tournament on Friday and closed the week by hammering White Hall 86-43 Saturday to finish off the Pangburn Tournament.

Briley Douglas scored 10 points to lead nine Lady Rebels in the scoring column in Riverside’s victory over Westside. Haven Robertson tallied nine, Lexi Hall had eight, Grace Anne Puckett had seven, Brittney Sain and Lotti Hoffman netted six points each while Carson Smith contributed five. Hailey Car pitched in three while Mallory Felton added two points.

The Lady Rebels led 14-6 after the first period, 29-10 at the half and 43-24 after three quarters of play. Bailee Crowe topped the Lady Warriors with 13 points.

Hoffman paced Riverside with 10 points in the Lady Rebels’ win at Harrisburg. Robertson tallied nine, Sain and Puckett had eight points apiece, Douglas and Bailey Fisher netted six points each while Smith chipped in four. Felton and Carmen Campbell netted three points apiece while Hall contributed two. Riverside hit 9-11 free throws and knocked down 10 three pointers.

Cassie Armstrong topped the Lady Hornets with 16. Harrisburg made 11-20 foul shots and nailed three treys.

Riverside exploded to a 19-4 lead after the first quarter before extending their advantage to 42-13 at the half. The Lady Rebels took a 50-24 advantage into the final frame.

Riverside put 12 players in the scoring column in their victory over Clinton, led by Robertson’s game high 19 points. Hoffman scored eight, Sain, Fisher, Douglas and Puckett all tallied six points apiece, Felton had five while Ashlyn Wright netted three. Hattie Milligan, Hall, Campbell and Carr all pitched in two points each. Riverside connected on 11-13 foul shots and drilled eight three pointers.

The Lady Rebels held a 26-11 advantage after the first break before taking a commanding 49-22 lead into the dressing room at intermission. Riverside led 56-22 after three periods of play.

Riverside ended the week by pounding White Hall 86-43.

In junior high action, Riverside moved to 17-6 on the season with victories over Westside and Harrisburg.

The Lady Rebels downed Westside 46-31. Beaner Hoffman pumped in a game high 21 points to lead Riverside while Cailey Qualls added 13 more. Sloane Welch and Bailey Willis topped the Lady Warriors with 13 and 10 points respectively.

Riverside blasted Harrisburg 36-15 behind Hoffman’s 17-point performance.

Riverside will open Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament play as the number one seed in Division One. The Lady Rebels will receive a first round buy before taking on the winner of the Izard County Consolidated-Armorel game Saturday, December 23, at 1 p.m. in the First National Bank Arena on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

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