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SALEM OH- South Range came in to Thursday’s game at Salem fresh and ready for a battle. They had not played since Saturday when they lost to division 2 power house Laurel. Salem on the other end was coming off an already busy week. They beat United on Monday, and fought to the end to take home a close win over Poland on Wednesday. The Raiders used their freshness to jump out in front of Salem early and never look back. The Raiders had to deal with a scrappy Salem team in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. The Raiders won 69-54.

The Raiders offense got off to a great start, scoring 43 first half points and leading by 18 at the break. Izzy Lamparty has 16 first half points propelling the Raiders offense.

The game was much more even in the second half, as Salem tightened up on defense and held South Range to 10 third quarter points. The Quakers needed a bit more offense to close the gap though, they only scored 14 points in the frame.

The Raiders finished well scoring 16 fourth quarter points and not giving the Quakers any room to mount a comeback.

Izzy Lamparty led the Raiders with 27 points. Gabby Lamparty added 15. The Lamparty sisters were both on their A-game. Lexi Giles was also in double figures with 13 points.

Kyla Jamison put together 19 points to lead the Quakers offense. Abbie Davidson added a strong 13 point performance. Abby Perry was also in double figures with 10.

The Raiders look ahead to their home opener on Monday as they host Struthers.

Salem will travel to Minerva on Wednesday.

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