The MAIS South A Tournament wrapped up Saturday afternoon at Rebul Academy in Learned, Mississippi. Both Riverdale Academy teams finished second.
The heartbreaker was the Girls match. Riverdale was behind late in the fourth quarter and made an extreme effort to catch up. They had the ball with only seconds to play and a 4-point deficit. At the buzzer Riverdale made a 3-point shot but it was not enough. Final score was 46 to 45.
There is good news coming out of the South A. Both teams placed three players on the All Tournament Team. For the girls, Madelyn Greer, Gracie Almond and Jamie Swayze were selected.
Kamden Messick, Ryan Tomerlin and Jackson Riggs were selected for the boys All Tournament Team.
With the South A in the rearview mirror, Riverdale travels to Marks in the far northwest corner of Mississippi for the Class A Tournament. They play tonight (Feb 21st) with the girls tipping off against Humphreys Academy at 6:30 pm. Humphreys finished third in the North A tournament last week.
The nightcap will feature Riverdale’s Boys and Tunica Academy Boys at 7:45 pm. Tunica finished third in the North A boy’s tournament last week.
Both Riverdale games will be streamed live on www.RedRiverParishJournal.com and on the Journal’s Facebook page. In addition the games will be broadcast locally on Coushatta’s KRRP 950. Girl’s game begins at 6:30 and the Boys play at 7:45 tonight.
When Riverdale wins tonight they will advance to the second round of the Class A Tournament on Friday.