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Rappahannock Raiders basketball team tames Tigers, 67-43

Posted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Kelvonte Ellis flushes the basket after a turnover.

Kelvonte Ellis flushes the basket after a turnover.

The Raiders varsity boys basketball team first game of the 2014/2015 season was Tuesday, December versus the King and Queen Tigers varsity.

First game jitters were evident at the beginning of the game; neither team shot well. The score was tied 10-10 at the end of the first period.
The second period fell more within the home team’s favor. They pounded the offensive boards, got some put backs, and increased their lead by half time (27-18).
Rappahannock further increased their lead in the third (48-20) by causing turnovers and limiting the visitors to one shot on the defensive end.
The fourth was another positive for the Raiders; they scored 19 points to close out the game and a victory (67-43).
Team leaders were Kelvonte Ellis (24 pts, 9 rebs), Marcus Byrd (17 pts, 12 rebs), Marcus Ball (7 pts), Michael Gaines (6 pts, 11 rebs), Andre Brown (6 pts); Darius Brooks (4 pts, 4 rebs).
JV Raiders best King and Queen 42-35

The Raiders JV boys’ basketball team jumped off their season with a home game against the King and Queen JV Tigers on Tuesday December 2. The JV Raiders started a little sluggish on the offensive side of the ball with not many of their shots finding the net, but they were aggressive on defense by creating turnovers and rebounding well. They scored 7 points in the first and 8 points in the second quarter; at half time they were down 16-15. The JV Raiders began to get easier shots, and they were falling. They scored 14 points in the third to take the lead, 29-22. In the fourth, they continued to play hard and added another 13 points to secure the win, 42-35. The scoring leaders were Kogan Hall (15), Savion Epps (13), Ethan White (6), Lawrence Reed (4), Tre’mone Brown and CJ Newsome (1). 

Savion Epps steals the ball and gets an easy layup.

Savion Epps steals the ball and gets an easy layup.