Lady Raiders roll in opening weekend

Lady Raiders roll in opening weekend

Three Rivers went on a 14-point run in the first quarter. The starters racked up the first nine points. By the 6-minute mark, they were all on the bench, and the subs didn't miss a beat. The Raider roster held Southeastern (Ill.) scoreless for more than 3 minutes during the run. With 10 players getting at least 14 minutes of playing time, Three Rivers rolled to a 93-40 win over Southeastern in the Lady Raiders Classic on Sunday at the Libla Family Sports Complex. "I would line our 11 kids up with a n y b o d y else's 11 within 200 miles, and I think we will have the best 11. I think they're that talented," Three Rivers coach Jeff Walk said. "The kids have got to realize they are possibly that good." The No. 19 ranked Raiders (2-0) held Southeastern to 10 or fewer points in each of the first three quarters. The Raiders won the first quarter 32-9 and were up by 32 points by halftime.

"Coming out, we beat them so bad because we were hungry and ready to play." Deanay Watson led Three Rivers with 16 points as five players finished in double figures and all 11 scored. "The first couple of weeks were hard on us," Three Rivers freshman Jamiyah Thomas said. "We came out and played today and yesterday and we put on a show." Watson scored eight of Three Rivers' first 10 points, including a pair of layups off steals. Hannah Thurmon had 15 points, nine rebounds and three blocks after going 4 for 7 on 3-pointers, and Jordan Little finished with 14 points. Autumn Dodd and Katelyn South came off the bench to get 12 and 10 points, respectively. Chaylea Mosby came off the bench to lead the team with four steals over 17 minutes of playing time.

Three Rivers 101, Olney Central 67

South scored 20 points, one of eight players that chipped in eight or more points. Watson added 14 points, Little had 13 points and a team-high eight rebounds while Yelder and Thurmon each added 10 points. South knocked down 7 of 8 shots from the field, including all three of her 3-point attempts as the Raiders were a combined 11 of 18 from behind the arc.  


Scott Borkgren - Daily American Republic