Rebels suffer three game sweep
Westside rolled into Lake City Friday night and handed Riverside a 69-36 defeat in senior boys basketball action.
The Warriors, 13-5 overall and 10-1 in conference play, jumped on top 21-13 after the first break. Westside stretched its lead to 45-26 by intermission before taking a 64-29 advantage into the fourth quarter.
Avery Felts scorched the nets, scoring 27 points to pace the Warriors. Riley Felkins scored 14 while Dylan Schwarz added 10.
Landon Moyer paced the Rebels with 15 while Steven Stroud added 10. Demo Bowers tallied six and Dillon Turner chipped in five points.
In a virtually foul free game, the two teams combined to attempt just four free throws on the night. Westside banged home 11 three pointers while Riverside knocked down seven from long range.
In the junior high contest, Westside squeezed past the Rebels 46-43. Kessler Engle topped the Warriors with 14 while Kirk Bursch and Adonis Thomas added 12 and 11 points respectively.
Riverside’s Ethan Boatman produced a double-double, scoring 15 points while pulling down 14 boards. M.J. Wilkinson sank three treys and finished with nine while Trever Mangrum and J.M. Shinall chipped in eight points apiece. Brennen Laird netted two while Dawson Casey pitched in one point.
The Rebels traveled to Marmaduke Tuesday night and fell to the Greyhounds by a 60-42 count. The Greyhounds ran to a 19-6 lead after the first quarter and held a 20 point advantage, 36-16, at the half. Marmaduke led 45-26 after three periods of play.
Marmaduke put four players in double digits, led by Jonathan Webb’s 19 points. Austin McCoy scored 13 while Bryson Horton and Derek Agee added 11 points apiece. The Greyhounds sank 17-21 foul shots and downed seven three pointers.
Ethan Cash pumped in 19 points to top the Rebels in scoring while Moyer tallied 11. Bowers scored five, Keech Wilmoth had four while Turner contributed three points. The Rebels connected on 12-15 charity tosses and hit two three pointers.
In the junior high game, J.M. Shinall’s 22 points propelled Riverside past Marmaduke, 46-40. Bradley Horton led the Greyhounds with 16.
Riverside played host to Osceola Wednesday night at Lake City and dropped a 78-45 decision to the Seminoles. Osceola led 24-7 after the first break, 33-25 at the half and 56-35 entering the final frame.
Zion Spears led Osceola with 13 while Jariq Scales scored 12. Steveon Fowler and Dan Newsom added 10 points apiece. The Seminoles sank 8-18 free throws and drained 10 three pointers.
Cash paced the Rebels with 18 points. Moyer scored eight, Bowers had seven, Turner netted five while Wilmoth, Carson Bell and Hayden Mathis all added two points apiece. Gage Crews contributed one point to round out the Riverside scoring attack.
In the junior high game, Osceola outscored Riverside 48-36. Chris Littleton scored a game high 16 points to lead Osceola while Stefan Coleman added 13.
Shinall topped the Rebels with 15 points while Boatman scored 10. Emery and Wilkinson had four points apiece while Traven Weaver contributed two points and Brayden Gyngard added one point.
Riverside returns to the hardcourt Tuesday night with a road trip to Harrisburg. The Rebels complete their week by hosting Rivercrest Friday night.