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Troy Girls and Riverside Boys Start Season with Win
By Justin Fluke
Copyright: MSC Sports

It was a dandy Doniphan County double-header to open the 2020-21 basketball season on Friday night as the Troy girls won an exciting 42-39 comeback game at home before the Riverside boys sailed to a 60-50 win in the non-league matchup. 

GIRLS = Troy 42, Riverside 39

After a 7-7 tie at the end of the first quarter, Riverside went on an 8-0 run and never trailed until the final two minutes of the game.  Kylee Shellenberger hit three treys and scored all 11 of her points in the fourth quarter as Troy ralled for the win. Shellenberger hit a trey to give Troy the lead 37-35 with 1:22 remaining and needed another one to pull back ahead 40-39 with only 40 seconds to play. Avery Euler sank two free throws with 13 second to go and the Cyclones missed a tying shot in the final seconds. 

Riverside led 20-14 at halftime and 28-24 entering the fourth quarter behind a big night from freshman Taylor Weishaar who scored 20 points in her prep debut. Yet, the Cyclones went just 2-9 from the foul-line in the fourth quarter and could not protect the lead. 

Besides 11 from Shellenberger, Troy got 9 points from Reagen Hill and hit 12 of their 16 foul-shots to secure the win. 

BOYS = Riverside 60, Troy 50

The Riverside boys led from start to finish and used several transition baskets to keep Troy from mounting a comeback in the boys game. The Cyclones used a 7-0 run to start the second quarter and build a 19-7 advantage while a 6-0 spurt to start the third quarter resulted in a 32-19 margin of lead.

Troy never got any closer than eight points, despite hitting four treys and scoring 23 points in the fourth quarter. Jerrit Norris had 21 points and Griffin Weber added 15 for the Trojans. 

Riverside had seven players score between 6 and 13 points with great balance as Bray Davies and Braden Chalfant each had 13 and hit a couple triples.  

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