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The Trimble County High School Raiders took on the Williamstown Demons on their home turf Saturday, Jan. 16, putting up a great fight but coming away without a win.
The boys varsity team lost to the Demons by a close 60-55.
“We played better as a group,” said Head Coach Bob Lauster.
Our ball movement was pretty good. [But] we made some mental errors that cost us.
Justin Webb lead the Raiders, scoring 16 points in the game, followed by Craig Ward with 14; Josh Edington, 12; Dylan Staples, nine; and Zach Adair and Stuart Barnes, 2 points each.
“We also fouled too much, which means Williamstown shot twice as many free throws as we did,” the coach added. “We show very well from the line; we have to get there more by getting the ball inside and attacking the basket with balance and staying under control.”
In the 8th Region Class A tournament on Jan. 21, the Raiders suffered another loss – this time to the Gallatin County Wildcats by a gaping 53-27 deficit.
Webb again was the lead scorer for the Raiders, dunking in eight points, followed by Ethan Turner with six; Ward and Adair, four each; Edington and Staples, two each; and Skiler Alexander, 1.
So far this season, the Raiders have played 18 games and have won four. Total points so far: 817.
Top total scorers so far are Webb with 209 points; Ward, 96; Adair, 91; Edington, 87; Staples, 53; Turner, 49; Alexander, 22; Barnes, 21; Austin Rexroat, five; and Blake Renfro, four.
After the All-A tournament the week before, the Lady Raiders returned to the court against Western High School on Tuesday, Jan. 19.
The team worked hard and managed a 51-45 win, but followed it up with a loss against border rival Carroll County (see story on this page) on Jan. 20.
In the game against Western, Macy Mitchell was the highest scorer with 13, followed by Chloe Griffith with 12; Raegan Black, 10; Hannah Davis, nine; Hannah Ball, six; and Sara Kuner, one.
The Lady Raiders, so far, stand with four wins and 11 losses for the season.
The Lady Raiders travel to face the Henry County Wildcats at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 28.
The boys play Eminence Friday, Jan. 29, in the postponed Homecoming game.