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Raiders on a losing streak


Kolby Picard drives for a layup against Tonasket. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Raider boys' basketball team is struggling to win more games this season, losing last week to both Manson and Tonasket, giving them a 1-6 win-loss record for the season after losing a non-league game against Okanogan.

The Raiders lost to the Manson Trojans 58-31 on the road last Tuesday.

On Thursday against the Tonasket Tigers, the Raider boys held a slim lead for most of the game, but lost the lead at the end of the third quarter and were unable to get it back, losing 56-43.

The boys stayed within a few points of the Tigers in the fourth, but the final minutes saw any chance of a Raider win fade as the Tigers' momentum carried them to a comfortable lead and the victory.

"It was the best three-and-a-half quarters we've played all year," said Head Coach Levi Seekins. "The problem is the game is four quarters. We need to learn how to close out a game."

The 2B Raiders faced the 1A Okanogan Bulldogs on Saturday in Okanogan in a non-league game. The boys were given a big dose of competition, losing 83-23.

The Raiders will participate in the Eagles Holiday Classic at West Valley High School in Spokane over winter break. The games do not count toward their league record. The boys face off against Colton at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27, and against Cheney at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 29.

The Raiders' next league games are scheduled for Jan. 3 in Bridgeport and at home against Waterville on Saturday, Jan. 7, in the Raider gym in Coulee Dam.

Tigers 56 Raiders 43

Raider Points

Picard 18, Lindsey 7, McCragie 6, Whiteman 5, Friedlander 3, Kiser 2, Trotter 2

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