Benjamin Logan’s Nikki Current scored 24 points and the Lady Raiders dropped a 27-point third quarter on visiting Riverside, eventually racing past the Lady Pirates, 60-18, in girls non-league basketball action Dec. 22.
Current hit four of her seven field goals and Hayley Boysel connected on all 10 of her points in the decisive third period. The Raider defense held the Pirates to a mere three points in the second period and just five in each of the other three quarters, while forcing 35 Pirate turnovers in the game. Ben Logan, now 9-1 on the season, also attempted a whopping 35 free throws in the contest (hitting 25 for 71 percent), with Current alone going 10-for-11 from the line before being pulled in the fourth quarter. Riverside, which falls to 3-7 overall, was allowed just 13 attempts from the stripe, hitting six for a poor 46 percent.
One bright spot for Riverside head coach Danielle King came from the play of freshman Kalin Kreglow, who not only connected on her first points as a varsity player for the Pirates, but led the team with seven, including hitting all five of the visitors’ points in the fourth quarter. Kreglow also led the jayvee team with nine points in the 33-30 loss to the hosts.
Marissa Davis scored seven points and grabbed 14 of the Pirates’ 37 rebounds in the varsity game. Aubrey Stephens also pulled in seven boards in the loss.
Riverside will not play again until 2016, when the Lady Pirates host Yellow Springs in a non-conference game Monday, Jan 4. There will be no jayvee game and tip-off for the varsity game is scheduled for 6 p.m.
Tom Stephens is a regular contributor to this newspaper.