Riverdale fans were treated to the first home games of the season for both the Lady Rebels and Rebels basketball teams. Both games started with Riverdale at a disadvantage. But in both contests the teams came back strong to edge out Union Christian Academy. Both games went into overtime before being decided.
The Lady Rebels game featured strong scoring by Kenley Loftin, Mary Claire Jones, Renee Prosperie, and Rylee Kate Woodard. Final score in overtime was the Lady Rebels 51 over the Lady Lyons of UCA 48.
The Rebels came on strong, despite trailing UCA through the third quarter. They tied the Lions at 55 by the end of the game, sending the match into overtime. Riverdale took command and turned down a last minute UCA charge for a 60 to 57 victory.
Earlier in the day, the Riverdale JV girls and JV boys teams defeated their UCA rivals.
It was quite an impressive performance by both Rebels and Lady Rebels to begin the season. The teams travel to Rayville for matches Saturday afternoon against Riverfield Academy. And there is re-match with UCA on the schedule February 1st at Farmerville.