Riverdale Rebels Basketball Recap

By Molly Seales

On Thursday, January 5, the Claiborne Academy Rebels traveled to East Point for the two school’s second match-up of the season. The JV girls took another win over Claiborne by a score of 32-22. Mary Claire Jones led the Lady Rebels in scoring with 12 points. Makayla Pickett added 6 points and pulled down a team-high 15 rebounds, and Charity Williamson also had 6 points. Emma Giddings and Kynnedi Taylor had 2 points each. Madelyn Chamberlin added 2 points and led the team in deflections with 4. Kaleigh Pickett added 2 points and led them team in assists with 2 and steals with 3. The JV boys came up short against Claiborne despite a fabulous outing by freshman Tanner Carlisle. Carlisle had a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds. He also led the team in steals with 6 and blocked shots with 3. Zane Givens added 3 points and 5 steals. Cannon Breedlove, Hayden Cason, and Kaden McNeely added 2 points each, and Ashton Almond chipped in a free throw.

In their first meeting this season, the Lady Rebels narrowly defeated Claiborne 48-45 in overtime, and although this came was close, the Lady Rebels came away with a 46-39 win. In their first meeting Claiborne’s Audrie Teutsch scored 22 points, and this game Madison Chamberlin guarded her man to man and held her to 11 points. Mary Claire Jones led the Lady Rebels in scoring with 20 points. She also had 5 deflections, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Makayla Pickett added 9 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Jadyn King had 7 points and 7 rebounds, and Hanna Catherine Huddleston had 4 points and 5 rebounds. Madison Chamberlin added a 3-pointer and led the team in rebounds with 11 and deflections with 5. Jessie Cobb had 2 points and 5 rebounds, and Georgia Carlisle added a free throw.

The Riverdale Rebels got another win over Claiborne, this time by a score of 55-45. The Rebels are coming together and playing well as a team, as evidenced by the scoring and rebounding across the board. Ben Almond led the Rebels in scoring with 17 points. He also had 4 rebounds, 4 deflections, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Thad Bates added 13 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 deflections. Kyle Guillory had 11 points and pulled down 5 boards, while Mason Murray added 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 assists. Ryder Huddleston had 8 points and 7 rebounds, and Jace Wilhite had 6 points and 7 rebounds.

The Rebels will be at home Tuesday evening for their first district game against UCA. JV boys will begin at 5:00 p.m. followed by varsity games. Varsity girls and boys will travel to Natchitoches on Thursday to take on LSMSA with the girl’s game at 6:00 and boys to follow. Friday the JV girls and varsity girls travel to Grand Cane to take on the Central Lady Pioneers at 5:00 p.m. Come out and support your Rebels!

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