Rebs pull away in third for 85-69 win over Crescent City Pioneers

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 18, 2006


Sports Editor

RESERVE — The Rebels offense got off to a slow start in Tuesday’s non-district game against Crescent City. Except for Josh Collins that is.

Collins sparked Riverside in the opening quarter with ten of the Rebels 14 first points. He finished with a game-high 26 in the 82-59 win.

The Pioneers came out strong to open this one, hustling up a four-point lead and hitting their first two shots. But once the Riverside offense started to get the pass going, they found the baskets easier to come by. Bobby Smith had a pair of jumpers in the period, which ended with both teams tied at 14-14.

The second period was all Rebels though as their defense stiffened to allow only 11 more points for the Pioneers until halftime. The Rebel offense however, started hitting on all cylinders as Kane Keller and Jarid Caesar got in on the scoring with mid and long-range jumpers.

The second half was even more in Riverside’s favor as the home team put up 50 more on their way to the 85-51 win.

Keller scored 17 in the game while Caesar added 15.