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RAIDERS GET LAST LAUGH IN BACK AND FORTH AFFAIR

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

CANFIELD OH- The South Range Raiders returned home on Monday night to host Struthers. In a game full of runs, the Raiders has the final say in a decisive 54-35 win over the Wildcats.

The Raiders started fast. Izzy Lamparty scores the first 7 points of the game and got the Raiders out front. The score was 13-3 when Struthers finally found their rhythm. They went on a 7-0 run themselves to get within 3. With the score now 13-10 the Raiders pushed back. They pushed ahead 19-10 towards the halfway point of the 2nd frame. The Wildcats would not be denied though and eventually tied the game up 22-22. A late bucket would give the Raiders a 24-22 edge at the break.

Out the half the Raiders once again but together a stretch that made it seem like they were going to grab control of the game. But once again the Wildcats faught and clawed to stay within striking distance. They trailed by just three after the third quarter 34-31.

In what coach Jeff Fishel describes as “the best quarter we’ve played all year” the Raiders finally took control of the game in the final frame. They outscored the Wildcats 20-4 in the quarter to make what was a close game all night end in a lopsided fashion 54-35.

The Raiders were led on offense by Izzy Lamparty who recorded a double-double with 24 points 13 rebounds. Lexi Giles was also in double figures with 14 points. Gabby Lamparty finished with 10.

Emma Elia led Struthers with 14 points.

The Raiders get back to work Wednesday as they host Boardman.

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