Rebels fall to Colts on Senior Night

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Riverside continued to struggle, dropping three conference games in senior boys basketball action last week. The Rebels traveled to Osceola Monday night and fell to the Seminoles, 78-30. Riverside visited Harrisburg Tuesday night and lost 55-18 to the Hornets. The Rebels closed the week, celebrating Senior Night on Friday at Lake City, but lost to the visiting Colts, 85-51.

In Monday night’s contest, Osceola leaped to a 27-9 lead after the first quarter before taking a commanding 44-18 advantage into the dressing room at intermission. The Seminoles led 68-24 after three periods of play.

Dante Adams paced Osceola with 13 points while Steveon Fowler and Dan Newsom pitched in 12 and 10 points respectively. The Seminoles nailed four treys and hit 6-14 foul shots.

Ethan Cash and Carson Bell topped the Rebels with nine points apiece. Landon Moyer scored six while Keech Wilmoth, Steven Stroud and Hayden Mathis added two points each. Riverside connected on 4-6 free throws and dropped in four three pointers.

In the junior high game, Osceola squeezed past the Rebels 35-33. Stefan Coleman led the ‘Noles with 15 points.

Ethan Boatman paced Riverside with nine, Grayson Emery scored seven, J.M. Shinall and Traven Weaver tallied six points apiece, Trever Mangrum netted three while M.J. Wilkinson added two points.

Weston Stanford and Brennon Honeycutt scored 14 and 13 points respectively to propel Harrisburg past the Rebels on Tuesday. The Hornets shut out the Rebels 13-0 in the first quarter before charging to a 31-9 halftime advantage. Harrisburg took a 44-13 advantage into the final frame.

Gage Crews paced the Rebels with five points, Moyer scored four, Cash netted three, while Bell, Dillon Turner and Justin Berry had two points apiece.

In the senior B game, Harrisburg slipped past Riverside, 30-26. Adam Jones and Ray Jones paced the Hornets with 11 and 10 points respectively.

Bell topped the Rebels with seven, Berry and Crews scored six points apiece, Stroud contributed four, Mathis tallied two while Jacob Wright added one point.

In the junior high contest, Riverside romped over Harrisburg, 45-24. Mangrum led the Rebels with 10 points. Boatman scored nine, Shinall had seven, Brennen Laird tallied six, Wilkinson and Weaver netted three points apiece while A.J. Chamness, Carl Gallapoo and Briley Pace chipped in two points each. Dawson Casey added one point to round out the Riverside scoring attack.

Rivercrest spoiled Senior Night for the Rebels behind Demilon Brown’s triple double. Brown pumped in 29 points, snared 10 rebounds, and handed out 10 assists on the night to pace the Colts. D.J. Johnson poured in 21 more while Kam Turner added 10.

Demo Bowers led the Rebels with 16 points, Cash scored 14 while Turned had 10. Moyer tallied nine while Wilmoth contributed two points.

The two teams battled to a 17-17 draw after the first break before the Colts nudged ahead 33-29 at the half. Rivercrest stretched its advantage to 60-47 after three quarters.

In the junior high game, Riverside came away with a thrilling 44-43 overtime victory over the Colts. Wilkinson led the Rebels with 15 points while Shinall pumped in 10. Boatman scored nine, Emery had six and Weaver dropped in four points.

Alex Askew pumped in a game high 20 to lead the Colts while Omar Phillips added 12 points.

Riverside closes the regular season with a pair of road games this week. The Rebels travel to Trumann Tuesday night before going to Brookland Friday.

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