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SOUTH RANGE BACK TO WINNING WAYS

PHOTO CREDIT: GARY LEININGER

CANFIELD OH- After having back to back close battles with top tier conference opponents not go their way, South Range was chomping at the big to be back at home.  They hoped that the friendly confines of the Raiders gym would get them back to winning.  They welcomed in a Hubbard team they only beat by three points in their first meeting.  This one was just as tough as the last as the Eagles and Raiders jockeyed for position all night. After a 10-8 first quarter, the Raiders got some space before halftime leading 20-14.  Hubbard had one chance in the third where they made a run and took a 22-21 lead in the third quarter.  Almost immediately Emma Cunningham buried a three to put the Raiders back ahead. The Raiders lead was pushed back to six, 28-22 by the end of the third.  They’d win the final frame 10-7 and get away with a 38-29 win.

Cunningham had a great night for the Raiders as she led the way with 16 points.  Taylor McClish got the Raiders on the board early, and finished with 8 points. She hit a pair of threes.  Sydney Penick chipped in 7 points.

Hubbard was led by a great effort from Eleni Grillis who broke in to double figures with 10 points.  Sophie Murphy worked hard to get 7 points to help out the Eagles cause.

South Range will look to build on the win on Thursday as they host Jefferson. Hubbard is also back in action on Thursday as they hit the road to Struthers.

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