Riverdale JV Boys Take 2nd/JV Girls Fall Short in Tournament

By Molly Seales

On Saturday, January 30, Riverdale Academy JV Boys and Girls teams traveled to Tallulah Academy for the 4A District Tournament.  The girls played first and took on a tough Franklin Academy team.  They fell just short of making it to the championship game by losing their final game of the season by a score of 40-37.  7th grader Mary Claire Jones had the hot hands on offense, scoring 19 points.  She also had 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals.  Emily Cason added 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot.  Georgia Carlisle added 5 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Madison Chamberlin added 2 points and was high rebounder with 13 boards.  She also had 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocked shots. Jadyn King added 2 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.  Makayla Pickett rounded out the scoring with 2 points.  She also had 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 blocked shot.  The JV Girls had a wonderful season and made the Riverdale fans very proud!

In boys semifinal action, the Riverdale JV boys defeated the PVA Spartans by a score of 41-21.  Not only did all of the boys see playing time in the game-they all also put points up on the board.  Ryder Huddleston led his team in points with 11.  He also had 8 rebounds, 6 steals, and 2 assists.  Kyle Guillory joined him in double figures with 10 points.  Kyle also had 8 steals, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists.  Hayden Hillman had 6 points and was leading rebounder with 11 boards.  Hillman also had 3 steals and an assist.  Tanner Carlisle had 4 points, 1 rebound, and 1 steal.  Aston Hester, Ashton Almond, Shea Nettles, and Logan Gryder added 2 points each.  Colton Caskey and Will Jones each added a free throw.

In the boys final game, Riverdale went up against a tough and well disciplined Franklin Academy team.  The boys played hard right up to the end, but they came up short 42-39 and took 2nd place in the tournament.  Kyle Guillory led all scorers with 22 points.  He also had 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.  Will Jones was hot on the 3 point line, draining 3 3-point shots for 9 points.  He also had 2 rebounds and an assist.  Ryder Huddleston added 6 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.  Aston Hester had 2 points and 1 steal.  Hayden Hillman pulled down 7 rebounds and had a steal.

Congratulations to the JV Rebels and Lady Rebels on a great basketball season.  We are all proud of both teams!