Basketball Senior Night at Riverdale

On Monday, February 3rd, the Riverdale Rebels host Union Christian Academy from Farmerville.  The Rebels and Lady Rebels will play the Lions and Lady Lions in a pair of non-district games.

It will also be Senior Night.  Riverdale’s graduating seniors on the basketball teams will be spotlighted. The presentation will begin at 5:45 pm.  The Varsity Girls game will be at 6:00 and the Varsity Boys at 7:00.

Journal Sportscaster Chris Westbrook will provide the play-by-play coverage.  Our broadcast begins a few minutes prior to the activities.  Go to and click on “Listen Rebels” on the menu bar, or click on the link in the text message alert that goes out shortly before the game.

Varsity boys coach Ty Hester commented, “I’d like to ask everyone to come support the Varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball teams next Monday, the 3rd.

“Both teams have secured a #1 seed in the South A regional tournament by winning our district. Going a combined 19-1 in those district games, both teams will head into the postseason with a lot of momentum but before that, we all have an opportunity to honor our seniors as they play their final game at Riverdale.

“I can’t tell you what each member of my team, including my lone senior Jackson Riggs, mean to me as a coach but I am very proud of what they’ve accomplished up to this point of the season, and they deserve as much support as possible as they lace them up one more time in front of our home crowd. 

“Additionally, both boys’ and girls’ JV teams will be in action this Saturday, the 1st at Prairie View Academy in Bastrop, LA as they will be competing for district championships themselves.

“I can tell you that all of our kids on all of our teams bust their butts day in and day out while balancing their school work to put themselves in the position that they’ve earned to be in. For our kids, I hope to see everyone over the next few days and into the postseason.”

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