Rebels, Lady Rebels Take on UCA

By Molly Seales

On Friday, January 27, the Riverdale Rebels and Lady Rebels traveled to Farmerville to take on Union Christian Academy. In the first game of the evening, the JV Rebels defeated UCA 49-28. Tanner Carlisle had a huge night with a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds. He also led the team in deflections with 5. Ashton Almond was also in double figures with 13 points. He also had 5 rebounds and led the team in assists with 6. Zane Givens had 6 points and 3 deflections, and Colin Bates pulled down 6 rebounds. Cannon Breedlove rounded out the scoring with 2 points and had 4 deflections.

In the second game, the Lady Rebels defeated UCA 65-27. Makayla Pickett had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Hanna Catherine Huddleston added 13 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Mary Claire Jones had also had a double-double with 10 points and 10 steals. She also had 5 deflections and 4 assists. Jessie Kate Cobb had 8 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and Madison Chamberlin had 8 points, 8 deflections, and 9 rebounds. Jadyn King added 7 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 deflections. Georgia Carlisle and Emily Nettles had 2 points each.

In the last game, UCA defeated Riverdale 77-52. Jace Wilhite led the team in scoring with 13 points and had 6 deflections. Mason Murray had 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 deflections. Kyle Guillory had 10 points and 4 deflections, while Thad Bates had 8 points, 14 rebounds, and 6 deflections. Ryder Huddleston pulled down 13 rebounds and had 6 points and 6 deflections. Ben Almond had 3 points and led the team in assists with 7.

The Rebels and Lady Rebels have a busy week with three home games. The JV and Varsity girls take on Central on Tuesday. On Thursday, Briarfield comes to East Point with the first game beginning at 4:00. Then on Friday, Northeast Baptist School will come to town with the first game also starting at 4:00. Come out and support your Lady Rebels and Rebels.

Photo credit Leslie Johnson

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