The Rappahannock Raiders basketball team traveled to Hopewell High School to play the Carver College and Career Academy High School Wolverines in the 1A East State quarter-finals on Friday, March 1. The Raiders came out pumped and ready to play; they traded baskets and at the end of the first period were behind (13-17). Mid-way through the second quarter the Wolverines hit a spurt and drained shots from the outside to go up (18-23). The home team made it a ten-point lead (18-28) with 3:15 to go before halftime. An (11-0) run by the Raiders cut the deficit to one (29-30) with 25 seconds to go. A three pointer by the Wolverines put them up by four (29-33) with 6 seconds left. Savion Epps took the ball up the middle of the court and pulled up from 31 feet and sank a three to make it a one-point game (32-33) as the halftime horn sounded. Head Coach Jonas Ankrom said, “We were a little slow, a bit sluggish, and getting down because they [Wolverines] were hitting shots all over the court. I had them [Carver] shooting 6 for 9 from behind the arc, so we were frustrated and tried to force the action.” The teams traded three pointers early in the third period and it was still a one-point game (37-38) at the 2:51 mark. The Raiders tied the game (40-40) with 1:03 to go in the third but another three by the Wolverines gave them the lead (40-43). Not to be down, the visitors tied the game (43-43) as the quarter ended.
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Savion Epps pressures the dribbler into a turnover.