Three Rivers vs. Moberly Area

Saturday, January 26, 2019
DAILY AMERICAN REPUBLIC/Nate Fields

Three Rivers put up a much better fight against Moberly Area Saturday than it did in a 26-point road loss on Jan. 26 against the Greyhounds. Except for one area. The Raiders had a minus-31 rebounding differential, allowing the Greyhounds to snag 65 total rebounds and 31 offensive boards. Thirty second-chance points from Moberly Area helped them walk out of the Bess Activity Center with a 103-92 victory for its 11th straight win. Three Rivers was handed its fifth loss in a row and third straight in Region XVI play after a 2-0 start. ďItís hard to compete and itís hard to have fun when you canít rebound,Ē Three Rivers coach Gene Bess said. ď... Iíd like to have just one guy just to hammer the boards, but we really just donít have that, but I think we proved we can play. We proved we can play with Moberly, and we just have to find a way to rebound.Ē Saturdayís game featured the second of two matchups between the nationís top scorers in Alonzo Verge Jr. and Tristan Jarrett. Verge finished his night with 37 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 39 minutes. Jarrett tallied 28 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists and three steals while playing all 40 minutes as two of the top players in the NJCAA battled it out.