#9 Riverdale Survives McEachern 55-52

Riverdale (TN), ranked #9 in the nation, scored a come-from-behind 55-52 victory over McEachern (GA) to advance to the semifinal round of the 2018 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

TURNING POINT:  Trailing 52-50 with 2:36 to play in the game, Riverdale scored the final five points for the victory.  Each of the points came one at a time as they were all earned from the charity stripe.  Aislynn Hayes tied the game with a pair of free throws aith 2:31 to play.  Hayes then gave Riverdale the lead when she hit one of two freebies with 1:54 to play.  The final margin was secured on Jalyn Holcomb’s free throws with eight seconds remaining.  Denim Deshield’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed the mark for McEachern.

RIVERDALE STAT LEADERS:  The senior of the three Hayes sisters paced the Warriors as Aislynn Hayes posted a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.  Junrior Alasia Hayes posted 14 points and 14 rebounds, while their freshman sister Acacia scored 13 points.

McEACHERN STAT LEADERS:  Sophomore standout Denim Deshields led the Indians with 13 points and three assists.  Daelyn Craig grabbed 11 rebounds for McEachern.

RECORDS:  Riverdale 9-0, McEachern 3-4.

:  Riverdale – Murfreesboro, TN.  McEachern – Powder Springs, GA.



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