Boys Varsity Basketball
The Riverside Rams return to action on Monday night, January 6 at home after a successful trip to Orlando, Florida over the Holiday break. The Rams finished fourth in the Rock Holiday Classic at Windermere Preparatory School. In the opening round, the Rams defeated the #10 team in the state of Kentucky, North Laurel H.S. 53-49. The Rams dropped a hard fought semifinal game 73-72 featuring two Division 1 prospects in 6’11” Center Elijah Holsewe & 6’9” Small Forward Fanbo Zeng of Windermere Prep. In the consolation round, the Rams squared off with another Top 10 team, this time, Lakota East from Cincinnati, Ohio who were led by D2 Nova Southeastern commit Alex Mangold and D1 prospect Nate Johnson.
Throughout the tourney, the Rams were powered by Senior Guard, Beau Everett, who played his way onto the All Tournament team. Everett was a force to be reckoned with as he scored 67 points in three games while also converting 28 free throws to set a new school record of 130 career free throws made. Everett’s tenacious on the ball defense and persistent pressure rattled opposing guards and set the tone for the Rams on the defensive end. Offensively, teams had trouble containing him which freed up Mike Ziller, Ty Reichard, Zach Dausch and Shemar Anderson for easy shots. Rams Coach Mike Koscinski commented that “Beau had to guard the best player each night plus set the tone for us on offense. He played tireless and was excited to play against some great players and teams in this tournament. You could see him raise his game to another level. I’m excited for him and for us moving to district play. What a great opportunity for the team to face these high quality teams.”
Everett looks continue to lead the Rams with gritty play on both ends as they enter the heart of District play with games versus Freedom and Briar Woods this week.