UNIONVILLE — The Community Vikings could not sustain an offensive flow against the Richland Raiders in the first half as the Raiders used their length and timely three-point shooting to gain …
UNIONVILLE — The Community Vikings could not sustain an offensive flow against the Richland Raiders in the first half as the Raiders used their length and timely three-point shooting to gain the upper hand as the Vikings fell 72-45 in a basketball contest Tuesday night.
Community (0-10) started out in good shape as a three-pointer by Corey Paterick cut the Raider lead to 12-11 in the opening quarter, but Richland used three treys of their own and a 10-0 run to end the quarter to take a 22-11 lead heading to the second quarter.
The script in the second quarter was similar to the first as the Raiders connected on three more treys to widen their lead. Jacob Flannagan led the Vikings with four points as Richland took a 38-22 lead into halftime.
The Vikings played their best basketball in the third quarter as Community tried to make a dent in the Raider lead. Cole Crockett led the Vikings with seven points as a 5-0 run cut the Richland lead to 42-29 before the Raiders ran off six straight points.
Each team scored 16 points in the quarter as Richland took a 54-38 lead to the final quarter.
Community scored its seven points in the quarter and trailed the Raiders 56-45 with 5:37 to play before Richland erupted for the final 16 points of the game to extend its winning margin.
Gage Kirk scored 23 points to lead the Raiders.
Flannagan scored 12 points and Crockett added 11 to lead the Vikings.
Richland was 11-of-15 at the free throw line while the Vikings were a perfect 3-of-3 at the charity stripe.
Richland 22 16 16 18 — 72
Community 11 11 16 7 — 45
Richland: Gage Kirk 23, Andrew Huff 15, Carter Edwards 10, Jase Derryberry 8, Luke Jones 4, Jameson Andrews 6, Cooper Jackson 6, Colton Trimble, Jace Carter Miller, Ryan Jones, Weston Finley.
Community: Jacob Flannagan 12, Cole Crockett 11, Jason Cullum 5, Landon Lovvorn 5, Ramon Hernandez, Corey Paterick 8, Austin Stickler 2, Noah Watson 2, Emery Smith, Dallas Grooms, Landon Berman, Moe Berman.
3-Point goals: Richland (9): Kirk 2, Derryberry 2, Jackson 2, Huff, Edwards, Andrews; Community (4): Paterick 2, Crockett, Lovvorn.
Halftime score: Richland 38, Community 22.
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