Cougar Teams Remain Busy

Friday, January 18, 2019
Cougar Adam Romine launches a long shot in action from earlier this season.
TD photo/Tim Blair

The Rector Lady Cougars hosted the talented Lady Rebels of Riverside on Thursday evening and split a pair. In the early game the Junior Lady Cougars prevailed, while the highly-ranked Lady Rebels cruised to a win in the varsity game.

Riverside pushed to the early lead in their contest at RHS, taking a 19-6 lead by the end of the first and pushing it to a 42-18 advantage by intermission. They put the clamps on the Lady Cougar offense in the second half, easing to the 55-20 win.

In the early game the Junior Lady Cougars got 15 from Carly Rodden as they beat their visitors 43-28. With the win the Rector junior squad moved to 11-5 overall and 6-2 in 2A-3 conference play.

As for the senior girls, they move to 10-9 overall, and 1-6 in conference play, while Riverside now stands at 24-3 and 7-0 in conference—tied for the lead with Melbourne.

The Lady Cougars were on thue road at Monette Thursday evening, and again split a pair in conference. The junior girls won 31-19 led by Madison Wolfenbarger with 10, while the senior girls fell 40-33 paced by Ellie Ford with 13 and Gabby Clark with 10.

The Lady Cougars will return home on Monday, Jan. 21, as the Salem Lady Greyhounds will visit RHS.

The Rector Cougars celebrated basketball homecoming for 2019 with a pair of wins over the Riverside Rebels Friday evening. In both the junior high game, and the varsity contest, the visitors had no answer for the boys in blue as they rolled to lopsided conference wins. Tuesday evening the Cougars visited conference leading Bay, gained a split on the night.

The Rector squad utilized an inside-outside game in the win over Riverside, getting 17 points from senior forward Kale Hardin and another 17 from junior guard Adam Romine. Pushing to an early lead, the home team was up 11-4 after one, and led 21-11 at the break. The Cougars outscored the Rebels 12-8 in the third, as they took a 33-19 advantage into the fourth, and played even down the stretch as they posted the 44-30 win.

In the early game Cooper Rabjohn led the squad in scoring with 16, as the junior boys downed the Rebels 48-27 to maintain their conference lead.

Tuesday evening the senior boys fell to the talented Yellowjackets 47-38 with Trey Rodden pacing the effort with 12. Meanwhile, the junior boys rolled to another win as they got 17 from Kameron Jones in a 43-34 win over the Yellowjackets.

The boys are scheduled to visit BIC Friday evening in conference play, and will host Salem on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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