The Raider Boys’ Basketball team has endured stretches of mixed results all year long. The Raiders were able to string together multiple win streaks throughout the season including a 4-game win streak just two weeks ago. However, the end of the season has seen opposite results for the Raiders. The team was able to pull out a hard fought win on Senior Night last Tuesday over Portal. Strong performances from all of the seniors were able to give the Raiders the big region victory 54-48.
The Raiders finished the season with two tough road games. The first was against the Hornets of Savannah Country Day who currently sit at the top of the sub-region standings. Similarly to the last time these two teams met the game was a hard fought contest with both teams ceasing momentum at different times throughout the game. Unfortunately, the Raiders fell short against the Hornets losing by a score of 44-51.
The Raiders then traveled to take on Benedictine. The Raiders entered a hostile environment on senior night for the Cadets as the Raiders hoped to spoil the night. Benedictine ceased control early and were able to take a big lead. Late in the game the Raiders did show fight but it didn’t prove to be enough. The final score saw the Raiders fall to Benedictine 45-64.
In this week’s region tournament, the Raiders saw themselves matched up with Jenkins County. These two teams met earlier this year with Jenkins County getting the best of the Raiders. The Raiders hoped this time around it would be a different story as the teams met on a neutral court for the region playoffs. A highly competitive game between the two teams showed many similarities to the matchup from earlier in the season. In the end, the result proved to be the same as the Raiders were unable to get the best of Jenkins County losing by a score of 37-46.
The Raiders now await the final Power Rankings to see where they stand for the GHSA State Playoffs. Be sure to keep up with all things Raider Athletics by following “SCPS Athletics” on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and by downloading the “SCPS Raiders” app!