Rebels Win First Round

RRPJ-RA Basketball Update-18Feb23

Coming off a 2nd place finish in the South A Tournament at Learned, Mississippi the Riverdale Academy Rebels and Lady Rebels re-loaded and came out firing in the State A Tournament.

The Lady Rebels overpowered Humphreys Academy on Wednesday in the first round. The final score was 61 to 23. Riverdale moves on to play Hebron today (Friday February 23rd) at 1:00.

In the nightcap, the Rebels had to work to contain Tunica Academy in their first round game. It was a close, back and forth game until the final minutes. Riverdale managed to get the lead late in the game and hold on for a 40 to 30 victory. Riverdale advances to play DeSoto School this evening at 6:00 pm.

When the teams win today, they advance to the finals tomorrow. The girls will play Saturday at 2:15. The boys play at 7:15 Saturday night. The State A Tournament is being played at Delta Academy in Marks, Mississippi. Journal Sports will carry all games live on The Journal website and Facebook page. They will also be broadcast on KRRP 950.

Pictured with this article are members of the Rebels and Lady Rebels. They gathered for the photo at the beginning of the tournament in Marks, Mississippi.


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