It was a night where two players had eyes on reaching the thousand point milestone. Nae Fryer needed just 10 points coming into the night, Izzy Lamparty was right behind her needing 18. Fryer got her 1,000th point less than 15 seconds out of halftime. That was the only positive in the second half for the Dragons as the Raiders ran away to a 55-29 win.
Niles played a very competitive first half. Their offense was balanced as Fryer scored eight, and the rest of the team matched it with eight more. The Dragons defense also locked down on the Raiders, holding them to just 17 points in the first two frames. The Dragons trailed 17-16 at the break.
Out of the break the Dragons immediately ran a play to get Nae Fryer some space. She wasted no time hitting a midrange jumper to eclipse 1000 points. The Dragon Den erupted and the game was stopped to celebrate the career milestone. After things calmed back down the Raiders took control of the game. They shutout Fryers teammates in the second half. Her thirteen second half points were all the Dragons got. Izzy Lamparty made a mad dash at her own milestone in the second half. Held to five points at half, Lamparty caught fire in the late stages of the third. Half way through the final frame, Izzy hit a bucket giving her 17 points, just one point away. With the game well in hand however, Coach Fishel decided to take Izzy out. A decision that could have also had to do with the Raiders next game being a home game.
Leading the Raiders offensively was Izzy Lamparty with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Lexi Giles was also in double figures with 13.
Nae Fryer finished with a game high 21.
The Raiders move on to host Girard on Monday.
Niles will welcome in Struthers on Monday.