STRUTHERS OH- South Range came in to Saturday’s district championship with two dominant tournament wins under their belt. The same theme rang true for the Raiders as they controlled Crestview 48-32 for their fourth district championship in the last 7 seasons.
The first quarter was competitive as the Rebels worked hard on defense to keep the Raiders in check. Stopping Izzy Lamparty was a must for them, and in the first quarter she only hit a single bucket from the floor. Addison Bandy knocked down a three and scored 5 points in the first frame as the Rebels only trailed 13-9.
It was only a matter of time though before the Raiders offense found open looks against the Rebel zone. In the second quarter the dam broke and Lexi Giles was a big reason. Giles knocked down three triples in the second quarter and Gabby Lamparty knocked down another two. The Raiders exploded out to a 34-14 halftime lead.
Down twenty at the break was a tough task for the Rebels. They fought hard all throughout the second half to at least stop the bleeding. Krista Perry finally got going in the fourth scoring 5 of her 6 total points. The Raiders were just too much to come back from as they rolled in this one 48-32.
Lexi Giles led the Raiders with 16 points while Gabby Lamparty had a strong day with 12. Izzy Lamparty found herself still in double figures with 10.
Tanner Hoffer led the Rebels with 13, 6 of which came in the final frame.
South Range advances to the regional semifinals on Wednesday night at Cuyahoga Falls High School. Start time is set for 6:15.