The Raiders boys basketball team had to wait an extra 4 days to start their season with their football success taking away practice time, but the time off had no effect and the Raiders rolled to 55-33 win over Carrollton
The Raiders got off to a quick start right off the bat as Michael Cunningham hit 3 three-pointers in the 1st quarter to push the Raiders way ahead early. That coupled with intense press from the Raider defense, allowing just 5 points in the first quarter. Raiders ended the first frame leading 15-5.
The 2nd quarter was more domination from the Raiders, especially on defense. Brennan Toy was relentless in his pressure of the Warrior point guard. Junior Jaxon Anderson tallied 6 of his 10 first-half points in the 2nd quarter and the Raiders went into the locker room with a 29-12 lead.
In the third quarter, the Warriors showed some fight. Their defense held the Raiders in check while their offense slowly but surely chipped away. Getting the lead down to 29-22 as the Raiders were in the midst of a 5:30 scoring drought ended by a Jaxon Anderson free throw. But that is as close as Anderson would let them get as he went on to dominate the last 2 minutes of the 3rd quarter and eventually tallying a game-high 24 points for the Raiders. The boys would take care of business the rest of the way and roll to a 55-33 victory. Jaxon Anderson lead with 24 points.
The boys return to action Friday as they host old ITCL rival Crestview. JV begins at 5:30.