River Pilots Lose Shootout, 67-57
The Pilots’ Jordan Potts netted four three-point baskets and an old- fashion three-point play to open the game against Monroe Central Feb. 9 at R.L.Potts Gymnasium. However, it wasn’t enough as the Seminoles took care of business and got the W, 67-57 on River High School’s Senior Nite.
After recognizing all the Pilot senior players in the winter sports, River sophomore Evan Eggleston sang the Star Spangled Banner, beautifully.
Potts scored 15 of his game-high 18 points to help River claim a 22-18 lead in the first eight minutes of play. However, the Seminoles fought back and had a 40-36 lead at the break.
In the second half, Potts drained one from downtown and was fouled, but the referee said the infraction occurred before the shot. From that point on, River tallied only four points, while Monroe netted only eight markers. The ‘Noles and Pilots tallied 36 points in the fourth period, but unfortuniately for the Pilots, they would only drop in 17 points, while their guests tallied 19 points.
Potts finished with 18 points, including five three pointers, while Zack Wax and Tucker Brown equally split 26 points. Sammy Ramsier contributed 10 markers, while Jordan Indermuhle tallied three points.
In the Coaches vs Cancer game, both the ‘Noles and Pilots played their hearts out, not only for themselves, but for all the cancer survivors in Monroe County.
The Coaches vs Cancer contest is a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The initiative leverages the personal experiences, community leadership and professional excellence of basketball coaches to increase cancer awareness and promote healthy living through year-round awareness efforts, fundraising activities, and advocacy programs.
The game provides critical mission outreach, while raising funds in support of the society’s lifesaving cancer research, education, advocacy, and community service efforts.
The River and Monroe Central cheerleaders sold $1 Links in Honor or in Memory of those who have battled the disease and held other fundraising activities that brought in about $1,000.