Rebels Do Well at All-Star Game, Jones Named MVP

By Molly Seales

On March 4, three senior Riverdale Rebel basketball players traveled to Jackson Prep in Flowood, MS, for the annual MSAIS All-Star basketball game. In the first game of the day, teammates since 5th grade, Kenley Loftin and Rylee Kate Woodard took the floor on opposite teams. Kenley wore #12 for the white team and Rylee Kate wore #10 for the blue team. It was a fun spectator’s game, with Rylee Kate’s blue team coming out on top 69-58. Both girls played well and made Riverdale proud. Rylee Kate scored 2 points, had 6 rebounds, 2 deflections, and an assist. Kenley scored 4 points, had 4 rebounds, had 2 deflections, blocked 2 shots, and had a steal.

In the second game, Ty Jones wore #23 for the blue team. In what seemed to be a very unmatched lineup, the white team defeated the blue team 103-76. Despite being unevenly matched up, Jones played the game unfazed as point guard. He scored 12 points, including 2 3-point shots, had 2 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, and 1 blocked shot. After the game, Ty was named 2022 MVP for the blue team, received a plaque, and gave a radio interview.

All three of these seniors represented Riverdale well, not only on the court, but off the court as well. They had great attitudes and made memories that will last a lifetime. The Riverdale family is so proud of you all, and you will be greatly missed next year!

“Congratulations to our All-Stars (Ty, Kenley, Rylee Kate) for the way they represented us Saturday in the MAIS 2A/3A ASG in Flowood, MS,” said Riverdale Academy.  They added, “All three of them scored and Ty was able to win the MVP award for the blue team. Great job Rebels and Lady Rebels.”