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Explosive Raider boys win opener against Manson


Last updated 12/11/2019 at 11:01am

The Raiders won their basketball season opener in Manson on Saturday against the Trojans.

The Raiders defeated the Trojans 77-45, led by Soarin Marchand, who scored 35 points, 27 of which came from sinking nine three-point shots.

Marchand “had an explosive offensive game,” Head Coach Jeremy Crollard said.

Tyler Jordan scored 17 points in “his best game yet at LR,” according to Crollard, despite early foul trouble, adding that Jordan was “dominating” on the inside.

“Jonathon Cante, Hunter Whitelaw, and Cam St. Pierre had great defensive games,” Crollard said. “Jonathon and Hunter also rebounded very well and were the vocal leaders throughout the game.”

“I was very pleased with how the team came out in the second half and put the game away,” Crollard continued. “Given the fact that this was our first live game, since we didn’t play a jamboree, I am sure that we can clean up some of the first-game mistakes and keep building on what we have been building here at LR.”

The Raiders were scheduled to host Bridgeport yesterday, but the game was called off due to widespread illness in the Bridgeport school.

They are scheduled to host Soap Lake on Friday, Dec. 13 in Coulee Dam with a 7:30 p.m. start time.

Raiders 77 - Trojans 45

Raider points: Marchand - 35; Jordan - 17; St. Pierre - 11; Cante - 6; Whitelaw - 6; Wapato - 2


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