Lady Rebels blast Manila 69-15

Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Riverside's Alexis Boatman (23) races down the court during junior high action against Manila Thursday night at Lake City.

Riverside took advantage of a shorthanded Manila squad, and went on to blast the Lady Lions 69-15 in senior girls basketball action Thursday night at Lake City.

Manila, minus starters Brailey Hampton and Sydney Adcock, fell victim to a suffocating Riverside full court press that forced a whopping 16 turnovers in the first period alone. Riverside turned the Manila miscues into several easy buckets, and led 30-0 after the first break as seven Lady Rebels got in the scoring column, led by Haven Robertsonís seven points.

Riverside continued to build on its lead in the second quarter behind Brittney Sain, who drilled a pair of three pointers and scored eight points in the stanza, leading the Lady Rebels to a commanding 51-5 halftime advantage. The Lady Lions finally got on the board at the 7:00 mark of the second period when Meg Gifford buried a triple.

Lady Rebel Bailey Fisher swats away Manila's Meg Gifford's field goal attempt during Thursday night's senior girls game at Lake City.

With the clock running in the third quarter, the scoring slowed down as Riverside took a 59-7 lead into the final frame.

Riverside put two players in double figures, led by Robertsonís 14 points, while Briley Douglas also hit double digits, pumping in 12. Sain scored eight, Lotti Hoffman, Mallory Felton and Carmen Campbell all contributed seven points each while Lexi Hall tallied six. Whitney Wagganor netted five, Hailey Carr had two while Carson Smith pitched in one point. The Lady Rebels were 12-14 from the foul stripe and knocked down six three pointers.

Gifford paced Manila with five points. Kaitlyn Adams scored four while Kaitlyn Weathers, Micah Beach and Mikayla Massey finished with two points apiece. The Lady Lions sank 6-7 free throws, all in the fourth quarter, and drained one three-pointer on the night.

Manila's Kaitlyn Adams wrestles for the ball with Riverside junior Bailey Fisher during Thursday night's matchup at Lake City.

In junior high action, Riverside rolled to a 40-17 win. Beaner Hoffman poured in 24 points to lead the Lady Rebels. Alexis Courtney scored six, Anna Meurer and Kaley Stevens pitched in three points each while Cailey Qualls and Payton Douglas added two points each.

Olivia May paced Manila with four points, Madison Hitchcock, Ashten Wallace and Sadie McDonald tallied three points apiece while Madison Carruth and Sadie Massey chipped in two points each.

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