The 5th Grade Riverside Rockets hosted a 5th Grade A/B Tournament on Saturday.  On the A side of the tournament, the day was started with an exciting game between Bremen and Triton.  Bremen jumped out to an early lead, and led at half 21-10.  Triton came roaring back in the 3rd quarter, holding Bremen to only 3 points and went in to the 4th quarter trailing 24-23.  Bremen clamped down in the 4th, and held on to advance to the A game finals by a score of 37-30.

Riverside then defeated Knox 37-19, setting up a rematch between Riverside and Bremen.  The Rockets played their best all around game of the year defensively and blocking out, limiting Knox to 1 shot on most possessions.  Davis Wray led the offensive attack with 12 points.  Timmy Wakeland added 9 and Nolan Bales had 10.  Roman Snedeker and Trey Hall led the defensive charge with their oustanding defense, and Easton Strain was a rebounding catalyst.

In the Championship game, the Rockets faced a Bremen team that had several key players leave for prior obligations.  The Rockets jumped to an early lead and maintained it all the way until finally winning 28-14.  The Rockets were a little sloppy on the offensive side of the ball, but it was the defense that really stood out.  Trey Hall and Roman Snedeker really stepped up their defensive intensity and played some of the best on ball defense Riverside has ever seen.  Easton Strain also stepped up his game, grabbing some key boards and toughing it thru an injury in the third quarter.  Kav Holm had his best game of the year by doing a fantastic job on defense with his switching and picking up Bremen’s point guard.  Kav also hit some key shots.  It was Davis Wray who hit 6-8 free throws to lead this Rocket team on offense with 10 points.

On the B side of the tourney, Triton defeated Bremen in the first game 23-10.

The Rockets then defeated Knox 28-14.  The scoring was very balanced, and the Rockets did a tremendous job of the defensive side of the ball.

In the B game Championship, Triton was able to hold off the Rockets by winning 16-15.  Triton led early, but the Rockets held Triton to only 4 points in the second half in an effort to try to win, but the Rockets fell short as they were 1-7 at the free throw line.

The A team finish their season with a record of 6-1 and the B team finish their season with a record of 5-2.