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Raider basketball loses close season opener


Jonathan Cante makes a lay-up on Saturday against the Oroville Hornets. - Jacob Wagner photo

The Raiders got stung by the Oroville Hornets in overtime on Saturday, losing the neck-and-neck home basketball game with a final score of 58-55.

Raider Soarin Marchand took a spill in the first quarter, getting a bloody lip and leaving the game. His bloodied jersey was unusable, so the Raiders couldn't add a substitute to the bench. Sam Wapato, hurt in a previous practice, is expected to be out for a couple of weeks. The lack of jerseys meant the Raiders had seven suited players out of a possible nine, playing a factor in the game.

Tied 27-27 at the half, the Hornets put up 12 points in th...

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