From the first tip-off to the final buzzer the Riverdale Lady Rebels were in charge of their first state playoff game against SIA. Final Riverdale 53 and SIA 28.
Riverdale advances to play on Friday afternoon at 3:00 pm. They will play the DeSoto School Thunderbirds. On Tuesday afternoon DeSoto defeated Tallulah Academy 56 to 23. That set up the Riverdale-DeSoto match in the semi-finals of the State A tournament.
In the winning effort top scorers were Rylee Kate Woodard with 15 and Kenly Loftin with 14. Other. scorers were Jessie Kate Cobb with 9, Rhonda Black with 3 and Pacey Lindsey with 2
By the end of the game, coach Ty Hester had substituted for all of the starters. This gave the bench players some valuable game experience. They handled it well. Mary Claire Jones scored two 3-point shots, Jadyn King had a 2-point bucket, Emily Cason scored 2.