The Lady Raiders Basketball won their second tournament of the year beating the 7A Wheeler Wildcats in OT 61-56 to win the New Manchester Christmas Tournament. The Lady Raiders improve to 12-1 on the season. Next up is defending region champion Northview at home January 4th.
The game was a back and forth affair with Sydney Ward leading the Lady Raiders with 17 first half points and a slim 29-17 halftime lead. The second half was more of the same with the lead changing throughout. The difference came in a 8-3 overtime for the Raiders.
Sydney Ward finished a stellar night with 26 big points while Gogo and Juju Maduka grabbed double digit rebounds 14 and 12 respectively. Croix Bethune tallied 9 points, Jayln Tillerson had 8 points and 4 assists, Gogo had 5 points, Taylor Hood chipped in 4 points, while Kendall Phillips and Mahima Sangtani tallied 3 points each. Juju Maduka had 2 points and Grace Knutsen had 1 point.