RICHLAND — After trailing 17-11 after the first quarter of play in Tuesday night’s non-district tilt at Richland, the Community Viqueens essentially played the host Lady Raiders evenly …
RICHLAND — After trailing 17-11 after the first quarter of play in Tuesday night’s non-district tilt at Richland, the Community Viqueens essentially played the host Lady Raiders evenly the rest of the way, but never could overcome the early void left by the first quarter and the Purple and Gold took its first loss of the season, falling 52-47.
Richland built a six-point lead that proved key in the final outcome of the game.
The Lady Raiders put six players in the scoring column, with Kylee Hall leading the hosts with 15 points, while Gracie Bearden chipped in 12.
The Viqueens managed just four in the scoring column, but were led by three in double figures.
M.J. Simmons’ 20 points led all scorers, while Anna Haskins and Haley Mitchell also reached double figures, scoring 13 and 12, respectively.
Community will be on the road for its third-straight game on Tuesday, with another non-district matchup slated at Huntland.
Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.
Community 11 13 12 11 — 47
Richland 17 11 12 12 — 52
Community: M.J. Simmons 20, Anna Haskins 13, Haley Mitchell 12, Zoey Dixon 2.
Richland: Kylee Hall 15, Gracie Braden 12, Katelyn Bass 9, Kristen Garner 9, Balley Blair 4, Danica Bridgers 3.
3-Point goals: Richland (4): Garner 2, Bridgers, Bass; Community (5): Haskins 3, Mitchell 2.
Halftime score: Richland 28, Community 24.