Riverdale High School inducted several new members to their "Girls Basketball Hall of Fame" after a ceremony between games Saturday (January 18th) of the Riverdale / Oakland contest. A reunion was held at 5, complete with a dinner from Outback Steakhouse. Photos and the list of inductees is online at WGNSRadio.com.
Bernice Brown – A versatile All Mid State guard – 3rd team all state – signed at Jackson State
Tammy Crown – All District – scored 1460 points as a 4 year starter (was the RHS leading scorer when she graduated– District Champion and leading rebounder and shot blocker her senior season – signed at Radford University in Virginia.
Kelley Ervin – All mid state guard on Riverdale’s first district champion and was an outstanding defensive player.
Krystal Horton – All Mid State and All State – a star at Central Middle, Riverdale and MTSU – won national honors and was a team leader in every area.
Jeff Jordan – a long time supporter and former teacher at RHS, broadcaster and reporter for hundreds of games including all 18 state tournament games.
LaKale Malone – an elite player – a member of the 1000 point club – all mid state and all state – went to Indiana.
Keith Short – an outstanding teacher and coach – won 133 games at Riverdale and 431 overall – went to 6 state tournaments .
Patty Thompson – an All Mid state guard and was the first player at Riverdale to be a 4 year starter.
Melanie Davenport – was an outstanding guard – her freshman team was unbeaten, her junior team was district champion and her senior team was state runner up.
The 1979 team will also be presented a plaque for their 31 – 1 record as state runner up. Buddy Pate and Asst. Coach Shelia Long will accept the plaque.