By Molly Seales
On Friday and Saturday, the Riverdale Rebels and Lady Rebels traveled to PVA in Bastrop for a double header. Both the girls and the boys played both games against teams that were in much larger schools. The girls were fortunate to come out with 2 wins, while the boys, unfortunately lost both games-one by only 3 points and the other by only 4 points. On Friday, both teams played Riverfield Academy. The girls came away with a 36-24 win, and the boys dropped a 48-45 heartbreaker. Kenley Loftin led all Lady Rebels in scoring with 15 points while also having 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists. Jessie Kate Cobb added 8 points and led in rebounding with a total of 7 boards. Rylee Kate Woodard added 6 points, Sky McMullan had 4 points and 8 steals, and point guard Mary Claire Jones added 3 points. In boys action, Ty Jones led all scorers with 22 points, and Ben Almond joined him in double figures with 11 points. Denver Williams had 5 points and led all rebounders with 10 boards, while Caden Long also had 5 points. Reagan Huddleston had 2 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
On Saturday, both teams played PVA. The Lady Rebels came away with another victory with a 43-34 win over PVA. They led 34-6 at the half, which allowed the subs to play most of the second half. Sky McMullan had a big first half for the Lady Rebels, leading all scorers with 11 points, while also having 3 rebounds, 7 assists, and 6 steals. Mary Claire Jones joined her in double figures with 10 points, Rylee Kate Woodard had 7 points, Kenley Loftin added 4 points, while Renee Prosperie had 2 points and led all rebounders with 6 boards. Unfortunately, the Rebels were not able to win against PVA, losing by a score of 53-49. Ty Jones again led the Rebels with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Ben Almond added 9 points, and Denver Williams had 8 points and led all rebounders with 11 boards. Caden Long added 7 points. Both the Rebels and the Lady Rebels played hard fought games this weekend.
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