STRUTHERS, OH- The Lady Raiders season came to a sudden stop on Wednesday night as they fell to Southeast 55-50.
Southeast came out firing early as they hit two three-pointers early to jump ahead. For the Raiders, Izzy Lamparty got off to a very dominant start as she got 6 points 5 rebounds real quick. The Raiders trailed 14-8 after the first frame.
Southeast once again started a quarter strong in the second, scoring the first 4 points and going up 18-8. Julia Gregory got the Raiders back in the game with a three from the corner. The rest of the quarter was a back and forth struggle, but the Raiders held the Leopards to just 5 more points. They trailed 23-19 at the break.
The third quarter is really when the Raiders had to feel like they had control. They kept clawing back into the game, and Bri Modic finally was able to get a couple of open looks at the hoop, one three-pointer went in as she got fouled, and she finished the rare 4 point play on the line. Southeast hit a three however to push their lead back to 5, and the Raiders saw all that momentum go away. They trailed by just 3 after the third quarter 35-32.
The Raiders kept cutting into the Southeast lead again and again in the 4th quarter but the Pirates kept answering and coming up with big-time shots. The Pirates also shot very well from the free throw line, which is how they sealed the win 55-50.
Izzy Lamparty finished with 20 points and a school record-tying 18 rebounds. Bri Modic was also in double figures with 12 points.