May 24, 2022

RMS Boys Basketball Beats Thompson MS 64-55

Gritty win by RMS on 12/22/21

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The Riverside Middle School (RMS) boys’ basketball team toughed out a gritty 64-55 win over scrappy Thompson Middle School from Newport on Tuesday, December 21st. As COVID 19 is heating up again, all fans, players, coaches and officials were mandated to wear masks. Fan attendance was also limited. “We can only admit 3 or 4 persons for each player,” said RMS principal Rob Perry. “We’re getting official notice of restrictions constantly,” Perry added.

RMS and Thompson played pretty even for the opening minutes with RMS moving out to a slight lead utilizing their height advantage. The Riverside team immediately and often got the ball to 6’5” seventh grader Jayden Fernandez who dropped in several layups leading to his game high 16 points. “In addition to Jayden’s points, we had a balanced offense with Gavin Palombo's 14 and Justin Jardine's 12,” said RMS coach Scott Breault. However, the game was back and forth throughout and both teams took leads at different points.

As RMS’ big men continued to pound the boards with many key rebounds, they also tired and while sitting for a few minutes, Thompson came back and took the lead. RMS never panicked and persevered with a relentless defense and timely offense. RMS took the lead for good with about three minutes to play and never looked back. “A good win for us as these kids don’t give up,” added Breault.

Rounding out the RMS scoring was Jacob Duarte with 8 points, Brady Platt with 6 points, Peter Perreira with 3 points, Jacob Stover and Jehuriel Fernandez with 2 points each and Brandon Soares with 1 point. The team heads into the winter break with a 1-1 record.

Riverside Boys Basketball Roster:
# Name Grade
1 Morales Jamier 8
2 Platt Brady 8
3 Palombo Gavin 8
4 Renaud Jonathan 6
5 Enright Alex 6
10 Lassiter Nihzell 7
11 Fernandez Jayden 7
12 Fernandez Jehuriel6
13 Corbett Caden 8
14 Reddy Eamonn 6
20 Iacavone Jake 6
21 Duarte Jacob 8
23 Pereira Peter 8
24 Jardine Justin 8
30 Stover Jacob 7
31 Fernandez Jayden 7
32 Soares Brandon 8

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