Riverdale Basketball Recap

By Molly Seales

On Tuesday, December 6, all four Rebel basketball teams traveled to Tallulah and brought home four wins. In the first game, the JV girls defeated Talluah 30-8. Makayla Pickett led the team in scoring with 6 points. Charity Williamson, Kynnedi Taylor, and Darcey Bohannon had 4 points each, while Mary Claire Jones and Kaleigh Pickett added 3 points each. Hanna Huddleston, Emma Giddings, and Alissa Curry rounded out the scoring with 2 points each. In the next game the JV boys won 43-15. Tanner Carlisle had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Ashton Almond and Cannon Breedlove each had 10 points. Breedlove also had 6 steals and 5 deflections. Jackson Hillman added 3 points and 4 rebounds, while Hayden Cason had 2 points and 7 rebounds. Kaden McNeely rounded out the scoring with 2 points. In varsity girls’ action, the Lady Rebels had a tough game, but they came out on top of Tallulah 32-28. Mary Claire Jones had 27 points, 6 deflections, 5 steals, and 5 rebounds. Jessie Kate Cobb had 2 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 deflections. Makayla Pickett had 2 points and 8 rebounds, while Jadyn King chipped in a free throw. Madison Chamberlin had 8 boards, 6 deflections, and 3 blocked shots. The varsity boys defeated Tallulah 39-26. Ryder Huddleston led the team in scoring with 16 points and in rebounds with 6. Ben Almond added 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 assists. Mason Murray had 5 points, and Thad Bates and Kyle Guillory each had 2 points and 5 rebounds. Jace Wilhite added a free throw and led the team in deflections with 6.

On December 9, the varsity teams traveled to PVA for a double header. Both teams played hard, but each came up with their first loss of the season. The girls came up short to Franklin 49-35. Mary Claire Jones had 12 points, 8 steals, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 deflections. Jadyn King added 10 points, 5 deflections, and 3 rebounds. Jessie Kate Cobb added 7 points and led the team in rebounds with 12. Madison Chamberlin had 2 points, 9 rebounds, and an outstanding 11 deflections. Georgia Carlisle had 2 points, and Makayla Pickett had 2 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 deflections. In the boys’ game, Riverdale fell to UCA 52-43. Ben Almond led the team in scoring with 11 points. Thad Bates had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Ryder Huddleston had 5 points and 5 rebounds, while Mason Murray also had 5 points and led the team in deflections with 7. Jace Wilhite had 4 points, and Kyle Guillory rounded out the scoring with 2.

On Friday, all 4 teams will play Tallulah Academy at home. JV girls will tip off at 4:00 followed by the other 3 games. Come out and support your Rebels!