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Raiders retain 10-5 overall

Two wins and double overtime loss last week

 

Lead Raider scorer in two games last week, Jacob Palmer, shoots a free throw against Liberty Bell Thursday. - Scott Hunter photos

LR Boys Basketball improved their overall win-loss record to 10-5 after winning two of the three games last week.

The Raiders lost in double overtime to Oroville at home Jan. 19 after leading by as much as 15 points over the Hornets. At the end of regulation, the score was tied at 56.

In the first overtime, both teams took turns leading until they finished OT at 63 all.

In the second overtime, Oroville got hot and scored 18 points to Lake Roosevelt's nine to gain the victory with a final score of 81-72.

Jacob Palmer was a standout player in the game and playing hard and leading Raider scoring with 24 points.

"Jake Palmer played great and kept us in game through double overtime," Head Coach Mario Adams said.

Raven Boyd was the number-two scorer for the Raiders with 16, while Chance Garvin scored 12.

The Raiders took on the Liberty Bell Mountain Lions again Thursday at home in another game to decide who would retain second place in the North.

"Our boys knew the importance of winning this game and the seeding implications," Adams said.

The game was close for the entire first half, with neither side able to gain a real advantage over the other. Then in the third quarter the Mountain Lions outscored the Raiders 20-10 to gain a nine-point lead going into the fourth.

LR really exploded on offense in the fourth, scoring 25 points and holding the Mountain Lions to just nine for a 68-61 Raider win that put LR alone in the league's second place.

Chance Garvin recorded a dunk and Jacob Palmer gave LR the lead on two three-point plays.

"We will be looking to cement the rest of the season by finishing strong against our league opponents," Adams said, noting Garvin had one of his best games this season.

"He is a natural born leader," Adams said of Garvin. "When we need a basket, he is our go-to guy. ... I was proud of the way he competed."

The final game of the week was at Bridgeport Saturday. The Mustangs played hard, and the game was closer than their first meeting in December.

Coach Adams said the start was slower than expected, but liked what he saw from two players.

"I loved the effort that Josiah Desautel and Nathaniel Hall displayed by diving on the ground for loose balls and working hard on the defensive end," Adams said. The final result was another Raider victory by the score of 66-43.

Palmer led the Raiders again with 25 points.

"Jake Palmer has shown great leadership this year," Adams said. "We saw that he had a mismatch and he made the plays when it mattered. He is a great young man who truly embraces the team-first mentality."

Chance Garvin strains for a basket against the Mountain Lions as LR trails by 11 points in the fourth quarter. Garvin provided a dunk and 26 points to lead in the game.

Chance Garvin put up 14 points and senior Jesse Louie scored 12 against the Mustangs.

This week the Raiders are on the road. Last night they traveled to Manson, who could test the LR squad. On Friday they'll go to Tonasket for a 7:30 p.m. game. Tonasket has yet to win a game this season.

vs. Liberty Bell

1 2 3 4 Final

LR 15 18 10 25 68

LB 16 16 20 9 61

Point totals

Garvin 26, Palmer 16, R. Boyd 13, Harris 5, Louie 5, Desautel 3, Friedlander 0, Kiser 0, Hall 0, Redstar 0, S. Boyd 0

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