Just a week ago, Neshannock upset Beaver Falls, tightening the Section 2-AA race sand making it a three-team race since Aliquippa had already beaten Neshannock. Now, Riverside has tightened it up even more with a 84-67 decisive victory over Neshannock. In the section, Beaver Falls is 7-1, Aliquippa and Neshannock 6-2, and Riverside 4-4.
Zach Gould exploded for 45 points and Logan Sheridan added 26 as the Panthers led by 19 at the half and never let the Lancers back into the game. Riverside used the same home-court advantage to defeat Aliquippa last week and now section leader Beaver Falls will host Beaver Falls Friday after a trip to Mohawk (1-7) tonight.
With graduation from last year's team hitting hard, Riverside lost three of its first four games and had a 4-7 record two weeks ago. Now after winning three of the last four games, including wins over Aliquippa and Neshannock, the Panthers are 7-8 overall and in control of a playoff spot.