Rebels win streak ends with 59-49 loss

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Riverside next set to play St. John, St. James at home


Sports Editor

RESERVE–Riverside dropped their first game since last year Monday night when they fell to the Fisher Gators at home 49-59.

The Rebels started off slowly as sophomore guard Jarid Caesar posted all four of Riverside’s first quarter points. But the Rebels picked got right back into it after the break as sophomore David Serven warmed up, recording ten points in the second period, to help his team pull to within one before halftime.

For the third quarter of play, the Rebels got more aggressive on offense, driving to the basket and doing much of their damage from the free throw line. Caesar led the charge to the hoop, scoring 14 more points in this period to help him finish with a team-high 23. But a 10-4 run for Fisher with less than two minutes remaining in the quarter made it 37-45 going into the fourth.

From there, the Rebels struggled to get back within range as some of the free throw shots went off target and Fisher took advantage of the full course press to make some easy jumpers. By the final whistle, the Gators took the win by a final of 49-59.

Riverside’s boys squad is next set to face St. John of Plaquemine in Reserve on Friday before hosting St. James next Tuesday

Riverside’s Jarid Caesar led the team in scoring Monday night, with 23 points in a loss to Fisher. (Staff photo by Johnny Peppo)