The Rebels and Lady Rebels traveled to the MAIS South A Tournament last week. Both came home with trophies. The Lady Rebels won the South A and the Rebels finished second. Both teams placed players on the All-Tournament teams.
High scorer Bailey Pate lead the Lady Rebels to a win over Prentiss Christian School, then defeated Tensas Academy 34 to 26 to win the title.
Four players were selected to the South A All-Tournament team. They were Bailey Pate, Malea Edwards, Rhonda Black and Brooklyn Azlin.
On the boys side of the South A, the Rebels defeated Prairie View to move to the finals against host school Wilkinson County Christian Academy (WCCA). Tournament officials The Journal spoke with agreed that in boys bracket the three top teams were Tensas Academy, WCCA and Riverdale. Spectators were not disappointed.
WCCA got to the finals by defeating Tensas Academy 60 to 58. That put them in the finals against the Rebels. It was hard fought, down to the wire basketball with WCCA pulling out a 47 to 43 victory. Rebels got second.
Three Rebels were selected to the South A All-Tournament Team. They were Parker Almond, Jackson Riggs and Caden Long. They were Riverdale’s top point scorers in both games played.
Riverdale’s Girls are the number one seed in the MAIS Class A Tournament. They begin play at 6:30 pm today at Delta Academy in Marks, Mississippi. The Rebels are the number two seed. Their first game is 7:45 pm against host Delta Academy. Both games will be streamed by The Journal. You will get a text alert a few minutes before scheduled tip-off.