The Lady Raiders improved to 7-0 today with a 55-43 win over Brookfield in the Hope Classic played at Struthers High School.
The Raiders started off blazing fast with a 17-3 run to open the game. Lead by the inside presence of Dani Vuletich and Izzy Lamparty the Raiders took a commanding 18-6 lead out of the first frame.
The Warriors were able to stabilize the game in the 2nd quarter staying in striking distance but just when it seemed like they might crack into the Raider lead Bri Modic hit threes to keep the Raider lead in double figures. But the Warriors looked to take just a 10 point deficit into halftime, certainty manageable. Sam Patrone had other plans as she buried a long three at the buzzer to give the Raiders a 33-20 lead at the break.
In the third more three point shooting from Modic and Patrone helped propel the Raiders while the Warriors tried hard to fight back in the game. The two of them ended up hitting 6 three pointers in the game combined. As the Raiders kept their lead right at 12 for most of the remainder of the game. The game high effort from Warriors’ Bailey Drapola kept it that way as she finished with 26. But despite that great effort the Raiders were able to walk away with a 55-33 win.
Bri Modic and Dani Vuletich both lead the Raiders with 18 points a piece, a career high for Dani. The Lady Raiders take an 11 day hiatus before returning to action on Dec 20 traveling for a rematch against Carrollton who the Raiders beat 54-51 on Dec 4.