Riverdale Basketball Recap

By Molly Seales

On December 1, the Lady Rebels and Rebels had their first home game against LSMSA. The Lady Rebels came away with a big 52-11 win. Mary Claire Jones led the team in scoring with 17 points, in steals with 6, and in deflections with 7. Makayla Pickett was also in double figures with 10 points. Jadyn King had 8 points and led the team in assists with 3. Jessie Kate Cobb added 6 points and led the team in rebounds with 8 boards. Charity Williamson had 5 points, Emily Nettles had 4 points, and Emma Giddings had 2 points. Madison Chamberlin had 6 rebounds, led the team with 3 assists, 4 steals, 4 deflections, and a blocked shot, and Hanna Huddleston pulled down 5 rebounds. The Rebels defeated LSMSA 53-34. Thad Bates had a double-double with 26 points and 13 rebounds. He also had 5 deflections and 3 steals. Kyle Guillory added 10 points and 6 rebounds, while Ryder Huddleston added 6 points, had 11 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 deflections, and a blocked shot. Jace Wilhite had 4 points, led the team in assists with 6, 5 rebounds, 4 deflections, and 3 steals. Ashton Almond added 4 points, and James Wagoner had 3 points.

On December 3, PVA traveled to East Point for a Saturday afternoon and evening contest. The JV boys game came down to the wire, but PVA ended up with a 23-22 win. Tanner Carlisle had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Ashton Almond had 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 deflections, and 3 steals, and Zane Givens pulled down 7 boards. Hayden Cason chipped in 2 points. The Lady Rebels had an easy time once again, beating PVA 50-21. Jessie Kate Cobb had her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 15 rebounds. Mary Claire Jones had 18 points and 5 deflections. Makayla Pickett added 12 points and had 6 rebounds, while Jadyn King had 5 points and led the team in assists with 5. Georgia Carlisle and Charity Williamson had 2 points each, and Hanna Huddleston rounded out the scoring with a free throw and 6 rebounds. Madison Chamberlin led the defense in deflections with 8 and also had 6 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals, The Rebels also came away with a big 43-18 win. Thad Bates had another double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, along with 5 steals and 5 deflections. Jace Wilhite had 12 points, 5 steals, and led the team in assists with 4. Ben Almond had 8 points, 5 deflections, and a blocked shot. Ryder Huddleston had 4 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Mason Murray and Kyle Guillory had 2 points each, and Ashton Almond added a free throw.

The JV and Varsity Lady Rebels and Rebels traveled to Tallulah on December 6 and brought home 4 wins. This weekend the varsity teams will play in the PVA double header. Both teams go into the contests 4-0. Good luck Rebels and Lady Rebels!

Photo Credit:  Leslie Johnson

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